Integrated medicine is health care that uses all appropriate therapeutic approaches-conventional and non-mainstream-within a framework that emphasizes the patient as a whole person. It integrates healing-oriented therapies that take into account the mind, body, spirit and community and that facilitate the individual’s innate healing response. It incorporates complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) into mainstream health care and is not a substitute for it. Good medicine is inquiry-driven and open to new paradigms.

At Integrative Medicine Austin we take a comprehensive approach to your wellness and beauty care needs. We combine medically-designed nutritional science with advanced aesthetics and bioidentical hormone therapy. The result is a program designed to help you look and feel your best, while reversing the effects of aging on your skin, hair and hormones.

A doctor who practices integrative medicine will be able to help you address your symptoms, but will also work with you to make changes in lifestyle, diet and exercise to prevent future health issues from arising. This is because the root cause of your symptoms are not always the same as the symptom itself. For example, you may have a thyroid disorder that is not the same as your fatigue or your moodiness. Your doctor will be able to tell you if there is a connection and recommend treatment accordingly.

The AOMA graduate school of integrative medicine in Austin has 135 students enrolled, both undergraduate and graduate. These students are spread out across the country, with 22 attending on a full time basis and 113 of them on a part time basis. Upon graduation, these students will be ready to begin their career in the field of medicine.

At Integrative Medicine Austin, we have a physician who practices functional and integrative medicine. She has extensive knowledge in addressing chronic complex illness like fibromyalgia, digestive problems, mood disorders and autoimmunity using a more holistic and individualized view of the patient. She will often use modern genomic testing to identify the underlying metabolic defects that are causing your symptoms and can provide you with a personalized health plan to help you overcome them.

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