Integrative Medicine

The Integrative Medicine Center at Schneck Medical Center incorporates the healing techniques of people who – long before medical schools and highly-specialized physicians – used herbs, acupuncture, diet supplements, and massage, and who emphasized the healing power of the mind. Today there’s a new interest in this natural, holistic approach.

Blending scientifically proven alternative practices with the best of conventional medicine, Integrative Medicine defines health as much more than the absence of disease. Focusing on preventive care, it views health as the cohesive balance of mind, body, and spirit.

The Integrative Medicine Center offers:

  • Acupuncture
  • Herbal Medicines
  • Nutritional Supplements
  • Reflexology
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Stress Management
  • Community Education
  • IV Therapies
  • Bioidentical Hormones

Integrative Medicine features Dr. Steve Windley, a board-certified family practice physician with special training in integrative medicine. Dr. Windley recommends the therapy that best serves each patient’s needs, one which will stimulate or facilitate one’s own natural healing potential. Moreover, the Integrative Medicine Center simplifies patients’ lives by making herbal medicines and nutritional supplements available for sale at the Center.

The following links provide more detailed information from Dr. Windley on specific health concerns:
Aches  I Detoxification I Diabetes I Food Allergy I Hormone Replacement I Multivitamin I Optimal Diet Plan


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Integrative Medicine Center FAQs
What is the difference between alternative and integrative?

Alternative medicine generally refers to that which is not in our traditional medical schools. Alternative medicine is a subset of integrative medicine. Integrative medicine utilizes what is safe and effective of both alternative and traditional medicine to come up with a well rounded, optimal health treatment plan. In the example of our clinic, we will work with your current medications to offer suggestions such as dietary modification, nutritional supplements, herbal therapies, acupuncture, or IV therapies to complement what is already being done.

 

Does Dr. Windley use any traditional treatments?

Our center tries to utilize the treatment that is safe, beneficial, and cost effective. This will include traditional and nontraditional therapies.

 

Can Dr. Windley be my primary care physician?

Many patients already have a working relationship with a primary care physician. I think this is fine. I try to assist you to optimal health, and will make suggestions to aid what is already being done. Our office better serves patients with mild to severe chronic problems, as well as prevention. I try to make sure patients have an established primary care physician to meet the health needs that our office cannot provide.

 

Can Dr. Windley work with my primary care physician and just help with my supplements?

Absolutely. Our office tries to find the best available supplements for your condition. The choice of a given supplement is determined by safety, how effective the supplement is, and cost. I have spent many hours comparing different choices to find what's most appropriate for our patients.

 

Can Dr. Windley do anything for my cholesterol, high blood pressure, or sugar?

There are several treatments available to aid these problems. Some supplements make up the main part of a program, others are to be used in conjunction with traditional medicine.
 

Does acupuncture hurt?

Acupuncture is typically very relaxing. While some acupuncture points can initially be tender, many are painless. Often, patients fall asleep during the treatment.
 

Will the supplements interfere with the medication I am on?

Careful attention is given to make sure that the supplements we suggest will not interfere with your current medication.
 

Can Dr. Windley help with weight loss?

Several aspects should be addressed for weight loss. Exercise, appropriate diet, weight lifting, and nutrient supplementation should all be considered to attain an ideal weight. I try to discuss all these topics with patients so that a multi pronged approach can be started right away. Treatments such as acupuncture can be helpful for some people.


For an appointment with Dr. Windley, call (812) 523-5865.


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