Integrative medicine is a healing-oriented approach that encourages a partnership between patient and physician in the healing process. It melds appropriate conventional and alternative methods to facilitate the body’s natural healing ability. Ultimately this approach takes into consideration and fuses together all factors that influence health, wellness and disease, including mind, spirit, body as well as community.
Physicians who use an integrative approach take the time necessary with each patient to get to the source of the problem instead of taking the more often used approach of masking symptoms with medications.
The principles of integrative medicine include the following concepts:
- A philosophy that neither rejects conventional medicine nor accepts alternative therapies uncritically
- A recognition that good medicine should be based on quality scientific inquiry, driven by the pursuit of truth, and an openness to new paradigms
- The use of natural and less-invasive interventions whenever possible
- Approaching health, the prevention of illness as well as the treatment of disease from a broad perspective
Dr. Goldfarb has spent many years researching and fine tuning some of the best methods available in the realm of alternative medicine. He combines this knowledge with his conventional medical training and experience to form an effective integrative approach.
Dr. Goldfarb has achieved an excellent record of success in treating many patients with extremely challenging chronic illnesses. His integrative approach has proven effective for patients with a variety of ailments ranging from the seriously ill to those who simply want a healthier lifestyle.
Dr. Goldfarb approaches each person as an individual and views his patients from a holistic perspective. He understands that patients need compassion and a listening ear. Taking into account each patient’s unique circumstances enables him to create a treatment plan that is not only effective and affordable but fits into each person’s lifestyle. By creating a healing environment and through effective education, Dr. Goldfarb empowers his patients to journey forward in their pursuit of physical, emotional and spiritual wellness.