Updated: Jun 13, 2020
Starting from just a glimmer of an idea to integrate health three years ago, to TODAY the beginning stages of a new way to interface with your health.
Grandma's Healing Touch
Whether it is grandma, mom, grandpa, dad, an auntie, or an uncle, the first stages of care and health often start at home. Looking at this picture, it embodies what I hope to have every person who comes to Integrate Medicine feels. To know that you are accepted and loved not for who you are and what you have done, but solely because you are alive is often missing in today's world. This year of 2020 is in need of a grandma's love more than ever. I hope to find more ways each day to bring integrative care to all with no boundaries of race, gender, nationality, age, or anything that would try to say you are not deserving of health care.
Integrative health care often brings conventional and complementary approaches together in a coordinated way. It emphasizes a holistic, patient-focused approach to health care and wellness—often including mental, emotional, functional, spiritual, social, and community aspects—and treating the whole person rather than, for example, one organ system. It aims for well-coordinated care between different providers and institutions.
Here is my recipe for health:
1 cup of Educated Practitioners who Care
2 cups of Listening
3 cups of Empathy
4 cups of Plan and Support
5 cups Community Connection