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What is Integrative Medicine?

 

 Here at Integrative Health Center of Maine, we believe in providing the very best healthcare for our patients.  Because every person is different there is no “one size fits all” treatment for any given medical condition.  Integrative Medicine combines effective solutions from the worlds of natural medicine, conventional medicine, alternative and complementary treatments…we basically use whatever works for YOU.  The goal at IHCM is to fix the problem, not just cover up symptoms with drugs.

 

We are lucky to offer a wide and diverse variety of practitioners.  We have a lot of tools in our toolbox!  Please take a look at our staff list and see what Integrative Health Center of Maine has to offer.

Holistic Psychiatry with Dr. Simmons

The field of psychiatry was full of hope and excitement when I trained in medicine and psychiatry in the 1980’s. The Bio-Psycho-Social Model of Illness promised an evolution to a more holistic understanding and treatment of illness. Medications appeared to offer much relief for severe conditions, especially in allowing for shorter hospital stays. Research appeared…

Lab – Mercy Diagnostics

Lab – Mercy Diagnostics

Mercy Diagnostics Lab now offered at IHCM Integrative Health Center of Maine is pleased to offer blood draw services at our office through Mercy Diagnostics! Mercy is a full-service laboratory that accepts all insurance plans. Most importantly, there is ZERO POCKET EXPENSE for copay or coinsurance. This is a huge cost savings to the patient….

Behavior Analysis

Behavior Analysis is the science of understanding and improving human behavior.  Board Certified Behavior Analysts use a scientific approach for discovering environmental variables that reliably influence behavior and develop interventions for behavioral change based on environmental contingencies.   Together we identify target behaviors to increase or decrease, discover why particular behavior(s) occur in your life,…

Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) uses customized blends of hormones that are molecularly identical to those your body already produces.  Many conventional, pharmaceutical products are made from synthetic chemicals — for instance, did you know Premarin ™ is derived from pregnant mare’s urine?  These hormones are made for horses, not humans.  On the other hand,…

Environmental Detoxification

Environmental Detoxification Services We live in an increasingly harmful environment. Heavy metals (i.e. lead and mercury), petroleum chemicals, and other environmental toxins can cause many chronic illnesses such as fatigue, depression, asthma, memory loss, insomnia, headaches, and muscle and joint pain. The benefits of systemic detoxification are profound and significant, often resulting in: Dramatic remission…

Functional Medicine

Functional Medicine is an innovative approach to healthcare. It views a person as a complex web of biochemical, genetic, and physiological factors that all play a role in overall health. Rather than label a patient with a collection of diagnoses, Functional Medicine uses a science-based approach to look at the underlying roots of symptoms. By…

Health and Nutrition Coaching

Integrative Health and Nutrition Coach/Counseling A Health Coach or Counselor is a nutrition expert, wellness authority and a supportive coach. People work with health counselors to achieve their health goals in areas such as chronic disease and weight management, food cravings, depression, sleep, energy and digestion.   Together, the Health Counselor and client customize a plan to…

Holistic Family Medicine Primary Care

Integrative Health Center of Maine offers Whole Health for the Whole Family.  As Holistic Family – primary care practitioners, we use a multi-disciplinary approach to create individualized treatment plans to restore or maintain optimal wellness.  From preconception through healthy aging, Holistic Family Medicine treats patients in all walks of life and all stages of health. …

Homeopathy

 What is Homeopathy? Homeopathy is a natural healing modality that uses extreme dilutions of substances from nature to stimulate a healing response. It is based on the Law of Similars which states that if a substance can cause symptoms in a healthy person in its crude form, then it can stimulate self-healing of similar symptoms…

Integrative Cancer Care

Integrative Cancer Care   Integrative cancer care is an approach to oncology care which recognizes the multiple components of the dynamic human being as an indivisible holistic system (mind, body, and spirit) and is dedicated to the science-based delivery of holistic care to oncology patients. Interwoven into this approach, are modalities such as immunonutrition, botanical(herbal)…

Integrative Psychology – Chronic Pain and Illness

Integrative Psychology, Chronic Pain and Illness Contact Dr. Nevens for more information

Lyme Literate Practice

Lyme Literate Practice   Lyme disease is reaching epidemic levels in Maine.  Unfortunately, many health care providers have not been properly educated to recognize the signs and symptoms of Lyme disease.  Also, the standard blood tests currently available have a high false negative rate (meaning that even if the blood test says negative, the patient…

Medical Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy “If somebody told you there was a medication that could treat 100 different conditions, didn’t require a prescription, was free, and had no bad side effects, you wouldn’t believe them,” says Harvard Medical School psychologist Carol Ginandes, PhD.  “I don’t want to sound like a snake oil salesman, because hypnosis is not a magic…

Massage Therapy

Swedish Through a use of traditional massage strokes and techniques, a person is able to reach a state of deep relaxation. In a culture that encourages a go-go-go lifestyle, allowing your body to feel and understand what it is to completely relax is one of the biggest gifts you can give yourself. It also provides…

Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment

Osteopathic manipulative treatment, or OMT is hands-on care. It involves using the physicians hands to diagnose, treat, and prevent illness or injury. Directly affects muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments and fascia, stimulating circulation of blood, lymphatic fluid or cerebrospinal fluid using a variety of techniques including cranial osteopathy, myofascial release, facilitated positional release, counterstrain, muscle energy,…

Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic Medicine Founded upon a holistic philosophy that considers body, mind and spirit inseparable and equally important in regaining and maintaining a state of optimum health, Naturopathic Medicine has evolved to become the leading edge option for living in our “environmentally challenged” modern world. With the goal of a more natural, less toxic way of…

Therapy Dog

Integrative Health Center of Maine is happy to feature Therapy Dogs at our practice.  What is a therapy dog?  Therapy animals bring comfort and provide medical benefits to those who are suffering.  Local hospitals such as Maine Medical Center have been employing therapy animals for years.  Studies have shown multiple positive health outcomes for conditions…

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

  TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) is a revolutionary treatment for depression and other brain diseases. Utilizing magnetic pulses over the course of 9 weeks, remission from depression is over 60%. It is a cutting edge, powerful and very effective treatment.   To learn more about TMS, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy visit www.cascobaytms.com/   Practitioners: Sean McCloy, MD,…

Women’s Health

Women’s Health The holistic practice of women’s health care is the treatment of women through all phases of their lives. At Integrative Health Center of Maine, we recognize that menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause are normal processes and not diseases. At the same time, many women experience uncomfortable or even debilitating symptoms related to the reproductive…

Services We Provide

What is Integrative Medicine?    Here at Integrative Health Center of Maine, we believe in providing the very best healthcare for our patients.  Because every person is different there is no “one size fits all” treatment for any given medical condition.  Integrative Medicine combines effective solutions from the worlds of natural medicine, conventional medicine, alternative…