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Integrative Wellness Medicine: What You Need to Know
By: California Center of Longevity & Functional Medicine on March 15, 2017, 12:44 pm
At the California Center for Longevity & Functional Medicine in Woodland Hills, CA, Board Certified Internist, Dr. Allan Kurtz proudly practices Integrative Wellness Medicine, in order to provide comprehensive approaches and treatment plans for each individual. Here's a look at what you need to know about Integrative Wellness Medicine:
What is Integrative Wellness Medicine?
Dr. Kurtz's Integrative Wellness Medicine practice focuses on the whole person, all the while making use of all appropriate therapeutic approaches, healthcare professionals, and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing. Integrative Wellness Medicine at the California Center for Longevity & Functional Medicine combines state-of-the-art, conventional medical treatments with other preventative and holistic therapies which have been painstakingly selected and proven to be effective and safe. The goal of Integrative Wellness Medicine is to unite the best that conventional Western medicine has to offer along with proven healing therapies practiced throughout the world.
Integrative Wellness Medicine practiced by Dr. Kurtz is based upon a model of health and wellness, as opposed to a model of disease. Whenever possible, Integrative Wellness Medicine favors the use of low-tech, low-cost interventions.
Why Choose Integrative Wellness Medicine in Los Angeles?
There are three primary triggers for chronic illness, which Integrative Wellness Medicine aims to identify, so that appropriate remedies or treatments may be initiated. These triggers include genetic susceptibility, environmental exposures, and unhealthy lifestyles.
Integrative Wellness Medicine is effective in diagnosing genetic susceptibility, through various testing and analysis of your medical history. From there, appropriate modifications to diets, the addition of nutritional supplements, or changes to your current habits can be formulated to reduce the likelihood that your predisposition to a various illness, will manifest in the appearance of chronic illness or disease state.
Integrative Wellness Medicine is also the best choice for dealing with the barrage of environmental exposures that Southern Californians deal with every day. When our bodies become overwhelmed by various toxins, chronic illness becomes nearly unavoidable. In effort to prevent illness due to environmental toxins, at the California Center of Longevity & Functional Medicine, Dr. Kurtz will work with you to cleanse your system of toxins known to lead to illness.
For those who lead an unhealthy lifestyle, and are looking for a change, Integrative Wellness Medicine is the key to transformation. Integrative Wellness Medicine practiced by Dr. Kurtz in Woodland Hills will include an assessment of your diet or eating habits, along with exercise habits, lifestyle stressors, and even your home and work environment. Nutritional testing may be done to ascertain whether a vitamin deficiency may be responsible for common complaints or maladies. From there, Dr. Kurtz can provide solutions which may include changes to diet, the addition of vitamins, and other steps to be taken to help you feel your best now, while laying the groundwork for a healthy future.
Patient/Physician Relationships as Foundation of Integrative Wellness Medicine
A major component of Integrative Wellness Medicine involves the relationship between doctor and patient. Using an Integrative Wellness Medicine method, a strong emphasis is placed on the bond between patient physician. Dr. Kurtz's goal is foremost to accurately and scientifically assess each individual, then provide a holistic treatment plan that best suits your unique needs. Indeed, Dr. Kurtz is dedicated to providing the most comprehensive approach to wellness, taking into account that health is derived from the body, the mind, and the spirit, and then tailoring treatment accordingly.
Dr. Allan Kurtz specializes in creating ideal health and longevity plans for patients of all ages. Fellowship trained in Integrative and Functional Medicine, Dr. Kurtz is also a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and The Institute for Functional Medicine. The California Center of Longevity & Functional Medicine and the Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention Center of Southern California was founded in Woodland Hills, CA to aid patients throughout the greater Los Angeles area in restoring and maintaining optimal health for the long term.
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