Integrative Medicine Services
Non-traditional healing methods are beneficial not only in ridding a body of ailments, but also assisting you in being the healthiest you can possibly be. Many of the problems our bodies face do not need prescription drugs to fix, but rather a change in what we put in our bodies in the first place. Poor nutrition, hormone imbalance, and a presence of toxins in the body are just some of the issues that can be rectified with integrative healing. The following are the services offered at Schneck Integrative Medicine Center, though new and innovative methods continue to be introduced.
Services we offer:
All too often, time with the doctor is cut far too short to go through the necessary details and develop a successful treatment plan. Dr. Windley schedules extra time with patients so the details of each patient’s history can be discussed, and questions answered. New patient visits are scheduled for 45 to 60 minutes. Follow up visits typically take 25 to 30 minutes.
Bioidentical Hormone Therapies
Dr. Windley has spent several hundred hours studying how to effectively utilize bioidentical hormone therapies. Hormones affect nearly every aspect of life. The goal of hormone treatments includes the treatment of perimenopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, poor sleep, fatigue, joint pain, low libido, and fatigue. Men can also suffer from hormone imbalance with such symptoms as fatigue, poor sleep, loss of muscle mass, weight gain, and low libido. This area is one of Dr. Windley’s main interests and he see patients from all over the Midwest who come with questions about hormones.
Dr. Windley discusses a nutrition program with each patient. This may include discussions about gluten or other possible food allergies and when to eat organically grown foods. These dietary plans may vary depending on the needs and goals of the patient, but a healthy food game plan is very much a part of the prescription at Schneck Integrative Medicine.
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Acupuncture is traditional part of medical care in many parts of the world. Though it is still relatively new here in the United States, it has become much more widely accepted. This is due in large part to its success with a variety of conditions. Most patients who come in for acupuncture have some type of pain complaint, but we also use acupuncture for headaches, digestive issues, thyroid problems, anxiety, and fatigue.
Intravenous (IV) Vitamin Therapy
Vitamins are some times used intravenously to provide a faster route of delivery, often bringing a much faster recovery. Vitamins taken by mouth can be helpful, but take days to months to reach full effect. IV vitamin therapy reaches through the body in minutes and can provide substantial improvements in many symptoms. IV vitamin therapy is used frequently in cases of serious infections such as Mono or the flu. IV vitamin therapy can incorporate high doses of vitamin C. This is often done as an adjunctive therapy for those undergoing cancer treatment. Patients who struggle with chronic fatigue or chronic bowel issues often find there conditions improve with IV vitamins.
Pain Neutralization Technique (PNT)
This is a trigger point therapy taught by Dr. Stephen Kaufman D.C. This technique is wonderful in both its simplicity and effectiveness. Dr. Windley uses PNT to help with pain as well as headaches.
Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM)
FSM is a pain treatment technique that is noninvasive. FSM is gaining a reputation as a new, gentle treatment that like acupuncture, helps the body help itself. It is done using various frequencies that help increase the body’s repair mechanisms.
Herbal Medicines and Nutritional Supplements
Dr. Windley has studied vitamin and herbal therapies since 1997. Vitamins, from both food and supplements, are needed to prevent disease as well as promote optimal health. Through individual history, physical exam, and appropriate laboratory data, Dr. Windley can help determine which foods and supplements best suit the needs and goals of the patient.
Herbal therapy is also part of the Integrative Medicine healing program. The goals of herbal and vitamin supplements are to promote healing and avoid dangerous side effects and drug interactions. Though herbs have a great safety record, they still need to be used carefully, especially when used with other medications. Our clinic strives to provide this integration of traditional and nontraditional therapies.