Integrative Holistic Medicine

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Integrative Holistic Medicine – is the art and science of healing that addresses care of the whole person: body, mind, and spirit. It is an antidote to our fragmented healthcare system. Integrative Holistic Medicine is personal and individualized. Patients are not just involved; they must be in charge of their health and participate to maintain optimal wellness. Integrative Medicine is the most safe and powerful path to health.

Integrative Holistic Family Medicine Primary Care –The Centre For Vibrant Health And Wellness is the ‘medical home’ with Dr. Salter as the primary care physician. This encompasses the full scope of Family Medicine including prenatal care and pediatrics, from a holistic and functional perspective. Integrative Holistic Family Medicine takes a functional approach to healthcare which is not only preventative but also proactive, where symptoms are addressed while seeking the underlying or root causes of the health issues presented. Once the underlying issues are identified, treatment combines the best of holistic medicine such as spinal manipulation, homeopathy, herbs, essential oils, bioenergetic therapies and vitamin/mineral therapies with the best of conventional medicine. Dr. Salter is not taking new patients seeking a primary care provider at this time.

Integrative Holistic Family Medicine Consultant – Specific health issues are addressed through a personalized life phase specific VHIP, but primary care services are provided by another physician. This encompasses the full scope of Family Medicine including prenatal care and pediatrics, from a holistic and functional perspective. Integrative Holistic Family Medicine takes a functional approach to healthcare which is not only preventative but also proactive, where symptoms are addressed while seeking the underlying or root causes of the health issues presented. Once the underlying issues are identified, treatment combines the best of holistic medicine such as spinal manipulation, homeopathy, herbs, essential oils, bioenergetic therapies and vitamin/mineral therapies with the best of conventional medicine. Clients are treated in the context of their family and social environment as well as their life phase. Care is offered for the following life phases: preconception, prenatal, pediatric, adolescent, young adult, middle age, and senior.

The benefits of Integrated Holistic Medicine are:

It is our hope that

in the future there will be no need for these definitions and these concepts and health care approaches will simply be unified and known as ‘good medicine’.

 

Associated medical terms

Integrative Medicine

“The practice of medicine that reaffirms the importance of the relationship between the practitioner and the patient, focuses on the whole person, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic approaches, healthcare professionals and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing. “ Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine Steering Committee

Functional Medicine

“Functional Medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership to recognize, manage, and prevent the interconnected web of dysfunction that is at the foundation of chronic disease. Most chronic disease is preventable, and much of it is reversible if genetic, diet, nutrition, environmental exposures, stress, exercise and psychospiritual needs are clinically addressed.” IFM.

Naturopathic Medicine

“Indeed a system emphasizing self-healing as well as prevention with the use of natural therapies. Naturopathic doctors combine a philosophy and centuries-old know how that nature is indeed the most effective healer. It is mainly focused on identifying the underlying cause of diseases.” Bastyr University

Conventional Medicine

“A system in which medical doctors and other healthcare professionals (such and nurses, pharmacists and therapists) treat symptoms and diseases using drugs, radiation or surgery. Also called allopathic medicine, biomedicine, mainstream medicine, orthodox medicine and Western medicine.” National Institute of Health

Osteopathic Medicine

“Is a form of drug-free non-invasive manual medicine that focuses on total body health by treating and strengthening the musculoskeletal framework, which includes the joints, muscles and spine. Osteopaths use manual techniques to balance all the systems of the body, to provide overall good health and wellbeing.” MNT

In practice, Dr. Salter combines Osteopathic Medicine with Chiropractic Medicine as a totally unique approach referred to as “Chiro-Osteopathic Medicine”.

Chiropractic Medicine

“Is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health.  Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches. Chiropractors practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.” ACA

In practice, Dr. Salter combines Osteopathic Medicine with Chiropractic Medicine as a totally unique approach referred to as “Chiro-Osteopathic Medicine”.

Holistic Medicine

“Means consideration of the complete person, physically, psychologically, socially, and spiritually, in the management and prevention of disease. It is underpinned by the concept that there is a link between our physical health and our more general ‘well-being’. With holistic medicine, there is the belief that our well-being relies not just on what is going on in our body physically in terms of illness or disease, but also on the close inter-relation of this with our psychological, emotional, social, spiritual and environmental state.” Dr. Michelle Wright

It’s about you. It’s about hope. It’s about a wellness plan that works.

Dr. Christine Salter is trained and certified

with degrees in each of these medical fields. She would like you to know “The Centre For Vibrant Health And Wellness recognizes the Sovereign God as the creator of the human body as well as the ultimate Physician. We exist as a vehicle to promote vibrant physical, emotional, and spiritual health in the individual, the family, and the community through Integrative Holistic Medicine and timely community education.”