Integrative Health in Lake Forest, CA: Instead of focusing on treating symptoms, integrative health care addresses the underlying causes of disease rather than focusing on the symptoms. This new branch of health care, addresses the underlying cause of diseases, using a systems approach and engaging both the patient and doctor. Unlike traditional medicine where doctors look at “signs and symptoms,” integrative health goes far beyond and investigates the entire body for the “why” of the disease.
When the cause of the disease is located, healing and improved health can begin. You will receive patient-centered care, a comprehensive examination and a complete review of health history with diagnostic testing (if needed) to assist in the evaluation and location of the cause of the health problem. Afterwards, a treatment plan will be designed to help start the road to recovery and awesome health.
What sets integrative health apart?
Integrated Health Practices: Integrative health combines traditional practices with alternative and integrative health. This means we focus on not just treatment but prevention through diet, exercise and lifestyle changes. Supplementation and stress management also play an essential part of integrative health care.
Care Centered Around the Patient: Treatments are tailored to the individual needs of the patient rather than the symptoms themselves. This allows us to gain a better knowledge of the your health history allowing us to provide the best care possible. Integrative health enables our clinic to practice proactive, predictive, personalized health care and empowers our patients to take an active role in their own health.
Integrative Health Treatment Plans
Integrative Health treatment plans will usually include making some changes in the patient’s lifestyle. These include changes to nutrition, physical activity, stress management, exposure to toxic substances and additional factors. These changes are designed to work with genetic makeup and work well in each individual patient’s environment. Although individual genes may make a patient susceptible to some disease, lifestyle changes can help target these problem areas and drastically improve the overall health of the patient.
One integrative health care benefit is the active role patients take in their own care while partnering with Dr. Olsen. Our patients are often surprised at the extensive amount of time that Dr. Olsen spends with them, asking questions about their diet, symptoms, exposure to certain chemicals, family history, and prior illnesses. Our patients appreciate the fact that our holistic approach stresses natural therapies that avoid the use of surgery or medication.