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Philosophy of Health

Naturopathic Philosophy

The Healing Power of Nature (Vis Medicatrix Naturae):

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John and Marci enjoy a full life that they never even dreamed of before.

This concept refers to the body’s innate ability to heal itself as well as the physician’s role in providing the patient with all of the tools required in order to reestablish a natural state of health. This includes providing all of the essential nutrients, minerals, vitamins, cofactors, coenzymes, and amino acids the body requires in order to facilitate all of its requisite biochemical functions essential to the healing process and attaining a state of optimal well being.

Identify and Treat the Causes (Tolle Causam)

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John and Marci enjoy a full life that they never even dreamed of before.

Many patients suffer from recurrent infections, pains, conditions, etc. because their symptoms have been treated rather than the underlying causative factor. In order to successfully treat a patient’s symptoms, we must first identify the root causation. That is to say, which specific biochemical, physiological, or anatomical disease processes are taking place in order to elicit the symptoms the patient is experiencing.

First Do No Harm
(Primum Non Nocere)

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John and Marci enjoy a full life that they never even dreamed of before.

Aside from the more obvious implication of not causing overt harm to any patients, this principle illustrates the importance of using the least invasive, and therefore least harmful, appropriate intervention first. Our therapeutic order from least to most invasive therapies is as follows: nutrition/exercise/lifestyle changes, nutraceutical/botanical prescription, pharmaceutical prescription, IV/IM injection, surgery. The goal of the naturopathic physician is to determine the least invasive treatment for the individual’s particular disease process, begin there, and work down the therapeutic order over time in order to ensure sustainability.

Doctor as Teacher (Docere)

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John and Marci enjoy a full life that they never even dreamed of before.

The goal of the naturopathic physician is not only to treat the condition the patient presents with, but also to advocate and empower the patient to take control of their health. It is of utmost importance that the relationship of the doctor and patient is one of partnership rather than subservience. By educating the patient on the underlying mechanism of their condition, the meaning of their individual laboratory test results, the reasoning behind their specific treatment, the patient is able to understand and therefore be an active participant in their own health and make educated decisions along with the physician to determine the optimal treatment.

Treat the Whole Person
(Tolle Totum)

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John and Marci enjoy a full life that they never even dreamed of before.

As a physician it is quite easy to view a patient’s health with a sort of tunnel vision into a particular organ or system function and forget that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. We must instead view the body as it functions, in its totality as a deeply integrated and interwoven system that cannot possibly target one component without affecting all others to some capacity. Thus when treatments are considered, we must weigh and account for the how the body will act in its entirety, not just the specific site of treatment in particular.

Prevention (Preventare)

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John and Marci enjoy a full life that they never even dreamed of before.

It is often said that the best cure is prevention, and this certainly holds true as a long-term goal for all of our patients. The most crippling of chronic diseases, cancers, and autoimmune diseases are all far easier to prevent than to treat. This requires the adjustment and requisite knowledge needed to change one’s lifestyle to suite optimal well-being. The combination of diet, exercise, and stress reduction techniques that actively prevent chronic illness can be easy to overlook because of their simplicity, but small, continuous, sustainable effort in preventative care can often times have the largest impact on an individual’s longevity and quality of life.

Osteopathic Philosophy

Emphasizing the Whole Person Approach to being healthy

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John and Marci enjoy a full life that they never even dreamed of before.

OUR MISSION IS TO HELP YOU LOOK GOOD, FEEL GOOD, AND LIVE LONGER.

Our goal is to help you live a more fulfilling life — (1) by being healthier, (2) living at your full capacity in all aspects of your health: mind, body, and soul.

We look at the whole-person and the interrelated-unity of the body’s system and how each work in unison to continue health and also to heal yourself in times of sickness.

Osteopathic Medicine is About…

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This simple herb is a natural medicine that heals and replaces whatever is missing or defective in you.

…CREATING HEALTH, NOT JUST CURING SICKNESS

Osteopathic medicine is a distinct branch of medical practice in the United States.

The osteopathic philosophy of medicine sees an interrelated unity in all systems of the body, with each working with the other to heal in times of illness.

Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine, or DOs, are fully licensed physicians who practice in every medical specialty. DOs practice a whole-person approach to medicine, focused on looking beyond your symptoms to understand how lifestyle and environmental factors impact your wellbeing.

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Herbs, suppliments and scientific measurement is exactly what you need in this new prevention and health paradigm.

PREVENTION, DIET AND EXERCISE, AND MEDICAL SPA

Listening to you and partnering in your care are at the heart of our holistic, empathic approach to medicine. We are trained to promote the body’s natural tendency toward health and self-healing. We practice according to the latest science and use the latest technology. But we also consider options to complement pharmaceuticals and surgery.

We are going to help you reach your goal of you LOOKING GOOD, FEELING GOOD and LIVNG LONGER!

CHRONIC CONDITIONS

You’re not sure you’ll look as good as you used to; even more importantly, or maybe you’re not sure you have the energy you used to.

DISEASES & CONDITIONS

You’re not sure you’ll look as good as you used to; even more importantly, or maybe you’re not sure you have the energy you used to.

PEACE OF BODY AND MIND

Your mental and spiritual states are nearly, if not more, as important to your bodily health, as your physical condition. Why? Come find out.

DISEASES & CONDITIONS

You’re not sure you’ll look as good as you used to; even more importantly, or maybe you’re not sure you have the energy you used to.

EXAMS & TESTS

You’re not sure you’ll look as good as you used to; even more importantly, or maybe you’re not sure you have the energy you used to.

You Want…

TO FEEL HEALTHY AND LIVE AT YOUR OPTIMUm

You Experience…

YOU’RE GETTING MORE WRINKLES

You’re not sure you’ll look as good as you used to; even more importantly, or maybe you’re not sure you have the energy you used to.

You want the fullness of life

We can help rejuvenate YOU. We can help you to LOOK GOOD, FEEL GOOD.

HOW CAN YOU AGE GRACEFULLY WITH INCREASED VITALITY

WE CAN HELP YOU REJUVENATE YOURSELF

Preventiondiet and exercise, and the medical spa all going to helping you reach your goal — of you looking good, feeling good in living longer!

Will Osteopathic Medicine Be
Helpful For You?

It makes a difference when your physician is trained to truly listen. To pay more attention to you than your chart. To look beyond the symptoms and take the time to get to know you as a whole person.

Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine believe there’s more to good health than the absence of pain or disease. As guardians of wellness, DOs focus on prevention by gaining a deeper understanding of your lifestyle and environment, rather than just treating your symptoms.

“Listening to you” and “partnering in your care” are at the heart of our holistic, empathic approach to medicine. We are trained to promote the body’s natural tendency toward health and self-healing. We practice according to the latest science and use the latest technology. But we also consider options to complement pharmaceuticals and surgery.

There are more than 100,000 DOs in the US, practicing their distinct philosophy in every medical specialty. We have additional training in Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment and use this tool to help diagnose, treat and prevent illness and injury.1

A Health Philosophy that Gives You a Future to Smile About

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4 healthy steps to reducing your risk of heart disease

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the U.S. with about 610,000 people dying from it every year. Osteopathic physicians try to prevent illness before it occurs. Rob Danoff, DO, an osteopathic family physician from Philadelphia shares his...

Breathe easier: Resources, support abound for smokers looking to quit

When it comes to quitting smoking, smokers are divided on whether positive or negative health messages help them quit. A recent Harris Poll of over 2,000 U.S. adults found Americans believe health information focused on the positive impacts of quitting tobacco and...

Let the sun shine: The DO approach to addressing vitamin D deficiency

No matter your skin color, you’re probably not getting enough exposure to the sun and it’s crucial byproduct, vitamin D. Nearly 1 billion people worldwide may have deficient or insufficient levels of vitamin D, according to a clinical review published in The Journal...

Find your DO: Dr. Budev is making a difference in lung, heart transplant patients’ lives

After receiving a double lung transplant in 2014, Dollar Tree founder and CEO Macon Brock and his wife, Joan, donated $2 million to the Cleveland Clinic to create an endowed chair for lung transplant research and education. Marie Budev, DO, MPH, who directs the...

OMT helps reduce musculoskeletal pain during pregnancy

Despite how common it is for pregnant women to experience musculoskeletal pain during their pregnancy, one study suggests that the vast majority of women don’t receive treatment for their pain. Fredrick Wilson, DO, an osteopathic physician and spine specialist at the...

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Laser Treatment At Del Mar Integrative Medicine we offer Class IV laser therapy, meaning that our laser treatments are high powered with deeper tissue penetration and greater therapeutic action. Laser therapy emit photons (particle/wave of light) that penetrates deep...

OMT: The military pilot’s drug-free treatment option

Last August, underneath a canopy on a beach in Key West, Florida, soldiers lined up behind Lt. Col. Natalie Nevins, DO, to receive osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) on their first day off in over two weeks. Across the world, Capt. Matthew Puderbaugh, DO, was on...

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