Integrative Medicine: A holistic approach to healthcare
- November 20, 2018
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The time has come to re-imagine medicine as care for the body not cure for a disease.
In his acclaimed book, Beating Cancer with Nutrition, Patrick Quill in, says that Western medicine merely scratches the surface when it comes to an understanding and treating disease. He writes, “There is a basic flaw in our thinking about healthcare. We treat symptoms, and not the underlying cause of the disease. The only way to provide long-lasting relief in any degenerative disease, like cancer, arthritis and heart disease, is to reverse the basic cause of the disease.”
It is a sad but undeniable truth that conventional medicine has fallen short in improving the overall health of human beings. It did contribute to increasing life expectancy rates, but not the quality of life. While one can look at public policies, failure of governments and environmental degradation as factors that caused this, the fundamental failure of conventional medicine has been the flaw in its approach to health as Patrick stated.
Addressing this fundamental flaw and rethinking healthcare from a whole new, different perspective is what Integrative Medicine does. It is a rather young field of medicine (not entirely alternative) that is giving hope to millions of patients looking for a better quality of life as well as opening up new frontiers in the prevention of disease. The pioneer, passionate evangelist and the leading practitioner of Integrative Medicine in India are Dr Praveen Saxena.
What Is Integrative Medicine?
Integrative Medicine is an approach to healthcare that combines the best of Western scientific medicine with a broader understanding of the nature of the illness, healing, and wellness. It is easy to deploy and provide; complements and augments conventional medicine rather than going against it, and its use not only improves care for patients but also enhances the cost-effectiveness of healthcare delivery for providers and caregivers.
Integrative Medicine is a more practical strategy than conventional medicine. Keeping the patient at the centre of care, it focuses on the full range of physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual and environmental influences that affect a person’s health. It seeks to treat the whole person, addressing the effects of the long-term and complex interplay between a range of biological, behavioural, psychosocial and environmental influences. This process enhances the ability of individuals to get well, and most importantly, to stay well.
A Few Other Fundamental Principles:
The patient and practitioner are partners in the healing process. Effective interventions that are natural and less invasive are used wherever possible. Alongside the concept of treatment, the broader concepts of health promotion and prevention of illness are given greater importance. The care is individualized to best address the person’s unique conditions, needs, and circumstances.
Meet Dr. Praveen Saxena
Dr. Praveen Saxena, a certified clinical metal toxicologist, and an interventional radiologist have been offering integrative medicine in Hyderabad for two decades. Through his diverse expertise and holistic approach, Dr. Saxena has helped thousands of patients through his Integrative Medicine.
Leveraging his vast experience in the field of ultrasound-guided interventions, he has evolved his practice to focus on non-invasive therapies like Intravenous Chelation Therapy, Far Infrared Detox, External Counterpulsation (ECP), Anti-aging and Ozone Therapies. He is among the only eight qualified Clinical Metal Toxicologists in India, Fellow of American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM), FRCAM (Dublin), and Member – IMA and IRIA, Hyderabad.
Dr. Saxena’s Holistic Approach
According to Dr. Saxena, many medical problems take years to germinate and affect the human body at multiple levels. Conventional therapies,while treating symptoms but not the root cause, actually end up hurting the human body in the long run. In many cases, the system gradually becomes immune to the medications and sooner than later stops responding appropriately. Unfortunately, the approach adopted by conventional medicine is to prescribe even more potent medications.
At Dr. Saxena’s clinic, the objective is free the patients from this vicious cycle of dependency on medicines and the burden of carrying some form of illness throughout their lives. Their focus is on the solution to the problem that is based on complete, long-term and individualized care, which is easy on the body and smooth on the pocket. They are committed to solving the problems and not managing them.
Dr. Saxena’s Service
- Ozone therapy to detoxify the body, kill infectious disease and improve immunity
- Heliotherapy to detoxify the body, purify skin, increase energy, enhance immunity and nullify the effects of ageing
- Thermoscan for early detection of Breast Cancer
- Colon Hydrotherapy to improve metabolic efficiency, reduce the risk of post-surgical complications and prevent gynaecological disorders
- Chelation therapy to heal heart diseases
- Non-surgical Bypass
- Laser therapy to treat various cancer-related symptoms
- Oxygen therapy to better management of cancer as well as several chronic illnesses including Diabetes, and treat autism
- Hyperbolic therapy to treat infertility, diabetes
In a country that is reeling under the debilitating impact of Cancer and Diabetes, Dr. Saxena’s Integrative Medicine is a breath of fresh air and hope. For parents of autistic children, Dr. Saxena’s is good news they have been waiting for long. In a society that is weighed down by lifestyle-related diseases, mounting healthcare costs and lack of ethics in the medical profession, Dr. Saxena’s is a life-changing path that needs to be explored.
You can know more at https://www.drsaxenaclinic.com. You can contact them on 040-66752014
About the Doctor:
Dr. Saxena is the founder and director of Dr Saxena Integrative Medicine Pvt Ltd, recognized by the DIPP Government of India. It is popular for developing a plan for the transformation of healthcare in India, which includes strategies for developing effective and affordable care for all Indians.
Dr Saxena considers each patient to be unique and seeks to combine treatment methods in both conventional and biological medicine to formulate protocols that are best suited to the individual patient. He has practised holistic and integrative medicine for over fifteen years and worked for over ten years as a Board-Certified specialist in Clinical Metal Toxicologist.
Over the years, Dr Saxena has helped people with chronic health problems using the latest advances in complementary & integrative medicine, which emphasizes science-based natural therapies in place of surgery & prescription medications. With vast experience in the field of Radiology (interventional), he has done extensive work in AUTISM & Vaccine safety. He adopted chronic disease management programs using novel treatment procedures like detoxification, metabolic weight loss, nontoxic cancer therapies (immune modulation, nutraceuticals), external counter-pulsation (non-surgical bypass), Ozone & HYPERBARICS therapy for addressing various ailments. The essence of his practice is balancing the physiology and biochemistry at the cellular level by removing toxicity and & correcting oxygen levels.
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