Complementary Healthcare

Your body is one unit made up of multiple moving parts. When one part becomes rusty or dysfunctional, this can cause a trickle-down effect wreaking havoc on other parts of your body as well. However, most conventional medicine doctors focus only on one specific area and treatment for healing disease. But if you’re only treating the symptoms of one body part, you’re completely forgetting the others which have been affected.

With complementary medicine therapies, they work together with conventional medicine to help treat the whole body. Think of it as complementing the standard care of therapy and improving the conventional approach.

Technology advancements in today’s age have positively affected our human lifespan. In cases of acute illnesses and trauma, these advancements have saved millions of lives. Conventional therapy has many benefits and should not be ignored. This is why complementary medicine is used with conventional medicine so you can have the best of both worlds!

Dr. Jellison, MD welcomes Medicare patients, however, she has opted-out of Medicare. Unfortunately, Dr. Reicherter, MD is unable to see Medicare patients.

What is Complementary Medicine?

The basic philosophy of complementary and alternative medicine includes holistic care, which focuses on treating a human being as a whole person.

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies are treatments which fall outside the “norm” of standard medical care. These are a diverse group of healthcare approaches which are not presently considered to be part of conventional medicine.

CAM therapies are referred to as alternative therapies when they are used in place of conventional therapies for treatment. When they are used alongside conventional or “mainstream” therapy they are termed complementary therapies. Integrative medicine doctors use CAM therapies taking into account your mind, body, spirit, and community.

Types of Complementary Medicine

The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health classify complementary medicine approaches into two subgroups – natural products or mind and body practices.

Natural products are by far the most popular type of complementary medicine approaches used by Americans today. These include:

  • Herbs
  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Probiotics
  • Dietary supplements

Natural supplements such as activated charcoal, chlorella, clay, and glutathione have been shown to help detox biotoxins from those suffering from mold illness and chronic inflammatory response syndrome.

Gut health is also a reflection of your overall body health. With the help of natural products such as probiotics, these live bacteria can help your body fight off pathogens and prevent certain diseases. Gut dysbiosis, an imbalance of good bacteria to bad bacteria in your gut, can exacerbate or trigger many autoimmune diseases. And with the help of complementary medicine therapies such as prebiotics, probiotics, and polyphenols you can support good gut health.

The Standard American Diet has left a high percentage of Americans with nutritional deficiencies. We promote better health through nutritional coaching and supplementing with high-quality supplements.

Common nutritional deficiencies which can lead to a variety of health problems include:

  • Omega-3s
  • Vitamin D
  • Iron
  • Calcium
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B12
  • Iodine
  • Magnesium
  • Zinc

After thorough blood testing, we will help you decide which nutrients you might need to boost for better overall health.

Mind and body practices of complementary medicine is a type which focuses on improving mental health and the overall well-being of your body. These practices include a large array of different therapies such as:

  • Yoga
  • Deep-breathing
  • Meditation
  • Massage therapy
  • Progressive relaxation
  • Chiropractic
  • Acupuncture

At this time, some of these therapies are not done in-house at Jellison Integrative MD, but we are willing to refer you to other specialists if this is the best choice on your journey to healing.

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Other Complementary Medicine Therapies

Other complementary medicine therapies which don’t fall under natural products and mind and body practices include:
  • Homeopathy
  • Naturopathy
  • Traditional Chinese medicine
  • Chelation therapy
  • Diet-based therapy
  • Intravenous nutrient infusions

With so many environmental toxins launching an attack on our bodies, at Jellison Integrative MD we focus on helping you naturally detox with our services. Toxins can cause major inflammation throughout your body which can be a precursor for multiple diseases.

We provide you with complementary medicine therapies such as the AMD IonCleanse foot bath for natural detoxification from heavy metals and other toxins. We also provide inhalation hydrogen therapy for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.

At Jellison Integrative MD, we also offer a comprehensive selection of intravenous therapies. We will collaborate with you to customize your own intravenous therapy treatment. Along with replenishing nutrients and minerals through intravenous therapy, you can also boost energy and detoxify your body more efficiently.

Complementary Medicine Benefits

If you feel as though you’ve been given the runaround with conventional medicine doctors you might want to consider complementary medicine. Complementary medicine benefits you by stepping out of the standard care approach and getting to the root cause of your illness. In the United States, approximately 38% of Americans are seeking complementary and alternative approaches on their path to healing.

Chronic diseases, such as autoimmune diseases and chronic inflammatory response syndrome, are intricate medical conditions. Discovering the root cause of your disease and eliminating it, can help you avoid unnecessary long-term prescription medications and failing health. Certain medications could actually be causing you more harm on your gut health than you know.

Complementary medicine benefits patients by choosing safe, natural, and effective treatments for those suffering from conditions such as inflammatory or gut issues.

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Complementary therapies are treatments in healthcare which treat the whole person including mind, body, soul, and community – not just symptoms. With personalized care given through integrative medicine, we can attack your disease from all fronts – giving you the best chance of recovery.

One of our most important principles is collaborating with you through your healing process. We pride ourselves in building a strong partnership between our patients. And we encourage patient empowerment during your time with us.

At Jellison Integrative MD, we don’t want to simply treat your symptoms with prescriptions. We aim to find the root cause of your disease. And through conventional and complementary therapy approaches, it’s our mission to help improve every aspect of your well being.

Contact Jellison Integrative MD

If you suspect you have Complementary Healthcare or are looking for a physician knowledgeable in Mold Illness and the Shoemaker Protocol in the Kansas City area, call us at (913) 568-0608 or fill out our bookings form below.

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Dr. Jessica Jellison, MD and Amanda Pierce APRN, FNP-C welcome Medicare patients, however, they are opted-out of Medicare. Unfortunately, Dr. Reicherter, MD is unable to see Medicare patients

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