Integrative Medicine: Another Path to Wellness
Integrative medicine is an approach to health that incorporates both conventional medicine as taught in U.S. medical schools and other healing modalities not traditionally taught. These may include nutritional therapies, aromatherapy, ayurveda, Chinese medicine, and use of meditation and contemplation. While there is a lot of public interest in such therapies, the scientific evidence on their effectiveness is limited. A physician with training in integrative medicine can help you understand various treatment options for your condition, which options are more or less likely to be effective, and how to weigh the risks and benefits of different treatments so you can make the best decisions for you and your family. Learn more about integrative medicine here.
As part of maintaining a medical license, physicians are required to participate in medical education courses annually. Dr. Black is engages in ongoing medical education courses in functional and integrative medicine through accredited medical colleges and the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine. Dr. Black feels that the foundation of healthcare should be first and foremost, evidence based conventional medicine. She also recognizes that for many symptoms and syndromes, there are more than one path to healing and wellness, and that integrative/functional medicine is one such path.