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Integrative Medicine

Integrative medicine is about trying to identify the root cause of the problem rather than just treating symptoms. The patient is viewed holistically and all aspects of the patient’s life are explored in order to identify any physical, psychological, social and spiritual factors that could be contributing to the person’s condition.

 

After a comprehensive assessment is carried out, the patient is given advice on how to promote healing and help the body cope better with the symptoms of chronic illness. Integrative medicine incorporates conventional, alternative and complementary therapeutic options to give the patient an evidence-based treatment plan that enhances and promotes the body’s natural ability to heal.

While acknowledging that certain medical conditions need pharmaceutical medications for appropriate management, The Pain Clinic tries to adopt a conservative approach, promoting natural therapies before opting for medications or surgical interventions.

 

Diet, exercise, sleep and stress management are important factors which affect pain levels and healing mechanisms and are the first to be addressed before any other form of treatment is suggested. For more severe cases, the controlled use of cannabinoids provides a safe and effective option to help ease pain and suffering while reducing inflammation and promoting healing.

 The Consultation

 

New patients presenting with a complex chronic medical condition are allotted a 45minute slot for a comprehensive initial assessment. During this consultation, a detailed history is taken where various areas of the patient’s life are explored. Any blood of radiological investigations are reviewed and a plan of action is discussed with the patient.

 

Patients wishing to use medical cannabis for their condition are screened for any contraindications and advised on the safest and most effective approach. The recommendation of medical cannabis products is indicated when patients have already tried other conventional medications for their chronic illness and their symptoms are still not optimally controlled.