Psychiatric Treatment:

The assessment of the patient begins with a focus on healing the whole person, not the illness.  The patient is educated and is an active participant in their care.  The healing process is interactive between practitioner and the patient.   Ideally, with integrative health care, the healing environment is created as the patients psychological, biological, mind-body, and spiritual issues are addressed in an open and supportive relationship.

Treatment for mental illness in integrative medicine focuses on the following:

1.  Look at root causes for of depression, anxiety, and insomnia.

  • Work Schedule
  • Type of Work
  • Pressures of Work
  • Exercise Habits
  • Use of supplements and herbs
  • Eating Habits
  • Medication Use
  • Caffeine Use
  • Alcohol, Nicotine, Drug Use
  • Relationship Issues
  • Time spent on computer or in front of TV
  • Smart Phone/Tablet Use
  • Living Environment
  • Finances
  • Amount of Alone Time
  • Social Habits
  • Sexual Issues
  • Disease Issues
  • Sleep Habits
  • Amount of Relaxation Time
  • Hormones
  • Nutritional Status

2.  Treatments may involve breathing exercises, meditation, yoga, massage, exercise, supplements, herbal remedies, guided imagery, craniosacral therapy, visualization techniques, music therapy, art therapy and acupuncture.

3.  Each treatment plan is individualized for the patient as no two people are the same.  Everyone has a very unique genetic make-up, making them one of a kind.