Integrative Medicine at Good Samaritan Medical Center
Spa treatments and daily stress relief may come to mind when you think of massage, meditation and other integrative therapies. But these services are also proven, reliable ways to promote healing and well-being. Often described as “alternative” or “complementary,” these healthcare approaches were developed outside of conventional, mainstream Western medicine.
Our integrative medicine services combine the best of both approaches to your health in a coordinated way. Our professionals apply their medical knowledge when administering these long-practiced therapies and treatments to prevent disease and maintain health. If you are ill or require surgery, integrative medicine may be used to support conventional medical treatments.
Conditions that benefit from integrative medicine
Our trained, compassionate professionals use integrative therapies to help you with a wide range of conditions and needs, including:
- Addiction and behavioral disorders
- Chronic conditions such as cancer, obesity or stroke
- Musculoskeletal injuries
- Weight loss and healthy living
Integrative therapies and services
We offer a range of services to support your health, from acupuncture and cupping to nutritional counseling and yoga.
What to expect from integrative medicine
In some ways, going to one of our integrative therapists is like going to your doctor. Your therapist will spend your first appointment getting to know you to help determine the best course of therapy for your health needs. Your first appointment will be 15 – 30 minutes longer than follow-up appointments so that you and your therapist can discuss every aspect of your current health and wellness. The two of you will discuss recommended therapies that fit your needs, and from there, you’ll work together on a plan of treatment. Treatment and services may include a combination of individual care, therapies and education, and you’ll have regular consultations to adjust the plan as needed.