COMPLEMENTARY & ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

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INTRODUCTION

Complementary & Alternative Medicine (CAM)

In the realm of healthcare, Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) represents a diverse set of practices and therapies that go beyond conventional medical approaches. CAM encompasses a range of holistic and integrative treatments, emphasizing the connection between mind, body, and spirit to promote overall well-being. Embark on a journey toward optimal health and well-being with Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

What is CAM?

Complementary and Alternative Medicine includes a wide array of practices that complement mainstream medicine or serve as alternatives to conventional treatments. These approaches often prioritize natural healing, personalized care, and a focus on prevention. CAM recognizes the uniqueness of each individual and seeks to address health concerns in a comprehensive manner. CAM is often used alongside or in conjunction with conventional medical treatments.

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It’s philosophy!

The philosophy of Complementary & Alternative Medicine (CAM) centers on a holistic and patient-centered approach to health and healing. CAM emphasizes the interconnectedness of the mind, body, and spirit, recognizing that each person is unique and may respond differently to treatments. It promotes the use of natural and non-invasive therapies, often focusing on prevention and addressing the root causes of illness rather than just alleviating symptoms. CAM encourages active patient participation, self-care, and the belief that the body has innate healing abilities when given the right support.

Key Components of CAM:

  1. Mind-Body Practices: CAM often involves mind-body techniques such as meditation, yoga, and tai chi. These practices aim to enhance the connection between mental and physical health, promoting relaxation, stress reduction, and improved mental clarity.

  2. Natural Products: Herbal remedies, dietary supplements, and nutritional interventions are common aspects of CAM. These natural products are used to support the body's inherent healing processes and maintain balance.

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Who will benefit?

Many individuals turn to Complementary and Alternative Medicine for various reasons, including a desire for more personalized care, a holistic approach to health, and an exploration of non-invasive or natural interventions. CAM empowers individuals to take an active role in their well-being, often providing a complement to traditional medical treatments. It provides options for those interested in integrating complementary therapies with conventional medical treatments, offering a more comprehensive approach to healthcare.

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Elevating well-being beyond conventional methods

Experience a spectrum of natural therapies, nutrition guidance, and mind-body interventions that seamlessly integrate with traditional care. Our Complementary & Alternative Medicine approach empowers you with comprehensive tools for mental health, offering a harmonious blend of science and nature. At IBHM, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive and personalized healthcare that integrates the best of conventional medicine and CAM. Our team of experienced practitioners embraces a holistic approach, working collaboratively to address your unique health needs and goals.

Naturopathy

Unlock your body's innate healing abilities with a holistic practice that promotes well-being through natural methods, personalized care, and lifestyle adjustments.

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Nutrition

Discover the profound impact of nutrition on your mind and body. Our expert guidance fosters well-being, bridging the gap between nourishment and mental resilience.

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Supplements

One of the pillars of CAM is the use of supplements to address nutritional deficiencies, support the body's natural healing processes, and enhance overall health.

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Our Provider

Meet Dr. Victoria Chan, ND

Dr. Chan specializes in addressing psychiatric disorders in adults and the geriatric population using naturopathy, supplements, and nutrition. As a licensed Naturopathic Doctor, her focus is on mental health and psychiatry. Additionally, Dr. Chan is the creator of The Banish Anxiety Method®.

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How to schedule your healing session

Embark on a journey toward optimal health and well-being with Complementary and Alternative Medicine. To ensure you receive the best possible treatment, we prioritize careful planning at every step of your journey with us. Here's how our commitment to better planning works:

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Embarking on your path to holistic well-being is easy. Contact us, and our patient coordinator will gather some information to better understand your health needs and objectives. Begin your journey now, by clicking on 'REQUEST APPOINTMENT' or 'GET STARTED' or calling 8663624246

Intake

Getting complete intake information is a foundational step in healthcare that ensures the safety, accuracy, and effectiveness of patient care. It helps our doctor’s make informed decisions, tailor treatments, and provide the best possible care.

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Register with us and choose your preferred time slot to request an appointment. Our dedicated team is already ready to address your inquiries, offer expert guidance, and walk alongside you on your path to a healthier and more balanced mind.

Confirmation

Post evaluation of your intake, our dedicated intake team will reach out to you to confirm your appointment. That's it! You are all set on your recovery journey with a treatment plan tailor made for you which combines the best of modern science and natural medicine.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to common inquiries for a clearer understanding of our services and approach.

Questions Related To Naturopathy

What is Naturopathic Medicine?

Its a “System of healthcare” that:

i) Treats the whole person (not just the symptoms)

ii) Uses “least harmful” treatments (whether that’s pharmaceuticals or complementary modalities)

iii) Emphasis on prevention, treating root causes, and personalized treatment plans.
 

Are Naturopathic Doctors against pharmaceuticals?

a) No, NDs are trained in pharmacology, understand drugs’ merit, and know when they're clinically necessary.

b) NDs ultimately believe in first prescribing treatments that do the least harm (while still being effective) for each specific case.

c) Sometimes pharmaceuticals are that answer.

d) But NDs understand that pharmaceuticals are not the only solution that should be automatically prescribed for every situation.
 

Are Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) trained like MDs/DOs?

Like MD/DO, ND also:

a) Attend 4-year nationally-accredited medical school

b) Learned Biomedical sciences, Pharmacology, Clinical research, Medical ethics, Evidence-based medicine

c) Go through more than 1200 hours of clinical training

d) Practice medicine (physical exams, labs, diagnose, treat)

e) Training with procedures (IV, injections, minor surgery, etc.)

f) Pass rigorous medical licensing exams

g) More information: www.aanmc.org/comparing-nd-md-curricula

NDs also learn

a) Nutrition, supplements, botanical medicine, counseling, lifestyle management
 

Billing & Insurance

What is the cost for a visit?

We are dedicated to comprehensively exploring the many tangential body systems that affect mental health. Hence the appointment cost may vary depending on the type and duration of your session. The cost for a visit is $450 for a 60 minute session.
 

Does insurance cover lab testing & supplements?

Depending on your insurance plan, it may cover your labs, imaging, supplements, and/or pharmaceuticals. Please contact your health insurance prior to the appointment to determine what exactly is covered with your plan.
 

Do you accept insurance for Naturopathy and other CAM related services?

Naturopathic Doctors are currently considered ‘out-of-network’ providers, meaning that you would pay the session fee at the time of service.
We can provide a super bill upon request. Then you may submit your super bill to your insurance provider. Based on your policy & plan, your insurance may reimburse you a portion of that cost.

Treatment Related Queries

What to expect from your first visit?

Naturopathic medicine is a personalized approach to healthcare that relies on your active participation for optimal results.

Before your visit:
You will be required to complete a comprehensive intake form, enabling your provider to gain a thorough understanding of your complete health background.

During this appointment our provider will:
a) Conduct a detailed analysis, piecing together your medical concerns, symptoms, history, lifestyle, previous labs/imaging, and other relevant factors.
b) Review your current medications and supplements, brainstorming strategies for optimizing your regimen.
c) Recommend specific lab work to uncover underlying causes.
d) Prioritize and outline your treatment options.
e) Initiate the initial phase of your transformative care journey.
 

How does Naturopathic Psychiatry differ from traditional psychiatry?

Naturopathic Psychiatry distinguishes itself from traditional psychiatry by integrating natural and holistic approaches to mental health alongside conventional psychiatric treatments. While traditional psychiatry primarily employs pharmaceuticals and psychotherapy, Naturopathic Psychiatry places emphasis on lifestyle modifications, nutritional interventions, herbal remedies, and mindfulness techniques to address mental health concerns. It takes a holistic view of the patient, considering the interconnectedness of physical, mental, and emotional well-being. This approach aims to minimize side effects and focuses on identifying and addressing the root causes of mental health issues rather than solely managing symptoms with medication.
 

What treatment modalities are recommended by Naturopathic Doctors (NDs)?

Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) commonly recommend a range of treatment approaches, which may include supplements, nutrition, herbal medicine, lifestyle optimization, medications (in specific situations), and Naturopathic Psychiatry.
 

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