What is Integrative Medicine
An increasing number of people find that the standard medical approach with pharmaceutical drugs does not always provide solutions to certain problems. In fact, more and more bodies of research show that there are valid options other than medical pharmaceuticals and what is termed ‘mainstream’ that may be more successful to correct certain metabolic, hormonal, immune, detoxification and deficiency disturbances.
The options may include medical investigation and natural therapies based on the INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE concept, which Dr Bill Reeder offers. What he does is popularly known as alternative medicine in Hamilton—but perhaps the better term would be “FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE”.
The old term ‘alternative medicine’ is inappropriate.
It should be about efficacy and safety. This must apply not only to ‘natural’ or biomedical treatments but also EQUALLY to medical drugs.
In essence, Dr Bill Reeder treats conditions many patients struggle to find help to resolve.
As a caveat, it would be very unwise nevertheless to withhold pharmaceutical treatments where they provide a better and safer resolution – especially in life threatening situations. Hence the term ‘integrative’. Common sense must prevail.
Please note that Dr Reeder is not a regular GP. He does not provide services pertaining to standard healthcare guidelines. Patients typically have conditions for which standard treatment modalities have not been helpful or not tolerated. Dr Reeder can assist where possible with other options as evidence-based as possible.
In his Integrative Medical Practice regard to safety applies just as it should to the prescribing of pharmaceutical drugs.
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Dr Bill Reeder
Hippocrates couldn’t have said it better –
“Ultimately, medicine has a single aim: to relieve human suffering and promote wellness. When measured against this benchmark, different therapies should be seen on a spectrum ranging from effective to ineffective rather than as ‘orthodox, mainstream’ or ‘unorthodox, non-mainstream’. More so, any therapy choice should cause least, preferably, no harm.These two themes must influence treatment choices.” Prof Marc Cohen
- Hormone imbalances – Female Menopause, Male Andropause, Thyroid, Adrenal, PMT, PCOS, Endometriosis (check for other factors important – not just about giving hormones!)
- Intravenous vitamin treatments – High Dose Vit C, micronutrients, glutathione, Energy boosters
- Back and other joint pain/injuries – Prolotherapy, Prolozone,
- Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia – complex
- Gastro-intestinal-digestive disorders
- Heart disease – risk factors – options
- Toxic metals assessment – mercury, lead, cadmium, arsenic
- Detoxification, IV metal chelation
- Cancer support – integrating with existing treatments
- ENJO home and commercial – advanced fibre cleaning system. Fully chemical free. Refer to ENJO Fibre website