You’re more than the sum of your medical problems. Sometimes, chronic conditions require more than conventional medicine can offer. At Kupuola Wellness Center in Kahului, Maui, Hawaii, Lu'ukia Ruidas, MD, specializes in whole-body integrative medicine to help you reach optimal health. Integrative medicine emphasizes the relationship between the patient and practitioner, where you and Dr. Ruidas work together to heal you — and keep you well.
Integrative medicine focuses on the well-being of your mind, body, and spirit and emphasizes your role in your own treatment. Integrative medicine combines conventional and complementary therapies to promote optimal health and prevent and treat disease by addressing contributing factors.
If this whole-person approach sounds a lot like the holistic view, there’s a reason. Integrative medicine, with its willingness to bring alternative and complementary therapies to the table along with conventional medicine, can be described as implementing holistic medicine.
Your partnership with Dr. Ruidas in pursuit of approaches that encourage natural healing will also emphasize consideration of less-invasive and less-harmful treatment methods when possible.
Integrative medicine can ease pain, reduce stress, and increase your overall sense of well-being. Complementary and alternative medicine work alongside traditional approaches to better manage your symptoms.
Some common integrative medicine practices that can help you manage chronic conditions are:
Integrative therapy has been shown to help manage some side effects of chemotherapy for people fighting cancer. It can also reduce chronic pain and fatigue for patients with fibromyalgia and similar conditions. Integrative therapy at Kupuola Wellness Center gives you more options to help you manage your health.
Integrative medicine complements traditional medicine by caring for your body, mind, and spirit. As evidence for the effectiveness of integrative medicine therapies grows, many practitioners are recommending integrative medicine as a part of holistic care plans.
Dr. Ruidas takes the time to understand your medical condition and designs an integrative care plan to help you live a healthier life. Integrative medicine is not meant as a substitute for conventional medical treatment, but rather, an additional option to help you feel better. Together, you develop an integrative medicine therapy plan that works for you.
If you’re feeling less than your best, it might be time to try integrative medicine to help you manage your pain, anxiety, or other chronic conditions. Call our office or schedule an appointment online today to get started.