As integrative medicine practioners, we help our patients focus on lifestyle interventions that activate the body’s natural healing mechanisms to restore wellness. For relief of symptoms or side effects while undergoing conventional treatments, such as nausea relief during cancer treatments. Dr. Trojano recognizes the benefits in both conventional and alternative forms of medicine. One of the most important concepts in TCM and holistic medicine is that of qi, the body’s life force energy Qi —pronounced chee” — flows through channels of the body called meridians.
Many conventional medical treatments clearly do not fit the nominal definition of allopathy, as they seek to prevent illness, or remove its cause. Determine the cause of chronic symptoms that don’t fit a particular diagnosis. We can also discuss techniques and approaches to acute and chronic illness or other areas of concern to you.
A philosophy that neither rejects conventional medicine nor accepts alternative therapies uncritically. Integrative medicine – also known as holistic or complementary medicine – is the thoughtful, evidence-based combination of modern or conventional medicine with holistic medicine to help people on their journey to health and wellness.
Started in 1998, the Stanford Center for Integrative Medicine (SCIM) is committed to evidence-based practices. Many of these approaches have their roots in non-Western cultures. Essential oils may be used if you’re experiencing pain, nausea and vomiting, anxiety, insomnia or for smoking cessation.
We often recommend lifestyle solutions — such as diet changes and supplements — to prevent disease or treat your condition. Nutrition, exercise, homeopathy, prayer, acupuncture and meditation are just a few other treatments that may be used together with conventional medicine as part of an holistic approach.