Is your child struggling with stomach issues, frequent headaches, eating difficulties, behavioral issues, or chronic health conditions? Integrative pediatric care offered by Dr. Melissa Singer and Dr. Lisa Rankin of Coastal Integrative Medicine in Stuart, FL, could offer an effective way to manage your child's conditions and symptoms.
What is integrative pediatric care?
It's usually much easier to solve a problem when more than one option is available, whether you're dealing with an issue with your home or a health problem. Integrative pediatric care offered in Stuart, FL, combines traditional medical treatments with alternative medicine and complementary treatments. Rather than focusing solely on your child's symptoms, integrative medicine considers the whole person and offers a complete mind-body approach to medicine.
What happens during an integrative care appointment?
During your child's first appointment, the doctor will take the time to get to know him or her as a person, in addition to learning about his or her condition, symptoms, medical history and current medications. The appointment may also include a few screenings or tests that will help the doctors identify issues that could play a part in your child's symptoms.
You and your child will be important members of the care team. In fact, the insight and information you provide help the doctor make informed decisions about your child's care. Integrative care can involve a variety of treatment options and strategies in addition to traditional treatments, such as:
- Meditation: Learning to meditate can reduce stress, help children learn to handle stressful situations, and reduce stress-related symptoms, like stomachaches or headaches.
- Nutrition: Food choices can make symptoms of some illnesses worse. Your child's treatment plan might include eliminating foods that cause or worsen symptoms, or changing his or her diet.
- Massage: Massage loosens tight muscles, encourages relaxation, relieves pain and may be helpful in addressing muscle tone issues.
- Supplements: Your child's treatment plan may also include supplements to address nutritional imbalances that could contribute to health issues.
Would you like to find out if integrative pediatric care is right for your child? Pay a visit to Coastal Integrative Medicine in Stuart, FL. Make an appointment with Dr. Singer or Dr. Rankin by texting or faxing (772) 344-1409.