Integrative cardiology uses both medications & natural lifestyle-driven treatments. Studies have demonstrated most cardiac diseases can be reversed with simple lifestyle changes.
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About Integrative Cardiology:
Heart disease accounts for the highest number of deaths in the USA, totally over 600,000 each year. Approximately 4 in 5 premature heart attacks and strokes can be prevented with lifestyle changes according to the CDC and the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology. Even though nutrition for example is commonly regarded as foundational to cardiac health, it doesn’t tend to feature in conventional treatment plans for recovery or treatment for cardiac issues or preventative care and very few physicians are formally trained in this area. If you are wanting to reverse your condition or symptoms effectively and educate and empower yourself in your health, an integrative approach is the best route for you.
Whether you have received or are receiving conventional medicine, whether you have a diagnosed condition or disease or whether you are wanting to enhance your health upon losing a close relative to cardiac issues, an integrative approach will find the most effective treatment plan for you as an individual. We will use some conventional techniques alongside more mind-body-based modalities, taking into account physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Some of these treatments are less invasive than you might find elsewhere, seeking to reverse, prevent and heal as opposed to suppressing or treating symptoms.
Alongside genetics, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels, factors such as poor diet, stress, insufficient exercise, movement and sleep all have an impact upon our cardiac health, and making adjustments in these areas can provide significant enhancement of wellbeing. A treatment plan drawn up with one of our specialists will take an inventory of your lifestyle of the past and present. The intention is to understand your unique lifestyle, your specific goals and needs, and the nuances of your preferences and values so that your treatment is as individual as you are. You will likely be tasked with making small or substantial changes in your diet and your habits around eating such as portion control. The goal is to have you feel sufficiently educated in the area of your health and diet so that you can feel empowered in your own choices, safe, and supported with a team of experts alongside you to aid your progress. If diagnostic testing shows you have specific deficiencies, you will be prescribed herbs or supplements to fill in the gaps to promote optimal wellbeing. Stress can often act as a trigger for cardiac episodes so a treatment plan will also aid you with effective stress management, holistic practices to calm the mind and body, and new understandings to cope with negative or challenging emotions or environments. As you identify key triggers for you, you will feel confident and able to make any necessary lifestyle shifts. You might also benefit from an array of other healing techniques including acupuncture and craniosacral therapy for realigning the body, mobilizing immune function, and setting the stage for the self-regulation and self-healing power of the body.
Integrative cardiology really encourages collaboration between patients and healthcare providers. You’ll be taking an active role in the decisions around your health and treatment so that you can finally feel more in control of your wellbeing.
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