Traditional Healthcare in the United States involves the use of evidence-based medicine to provide patients with the best available recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases.
We discuss current clinical practice guidelines and use this information to help you understand your condition and your treatment options.
At Maine Preventive Healthcare we work with our patients to help combine traditional medicine with other approaches to healthcare to provide a more holistic experience.
Functional Medicine addresses the whole person, and not just the disease or symptoms. We evaluate your biochemistry and assess influences of lifestyle and other factors that can influence health and wellness.
Using an individualized approach we are able to explore the underlying causes for illness. We use advanced laboratory testing and recommend a treatment plan to improve physiologic functioning.
In addition to necessary medications we recommend supplements, botanical medicines, and lifestyle changes. We offer wellness coaching for more in depth education and to help patients adopt strategies for prevention.
Osteopathic Physicians are trained in traditional medicine emphasizing a holistic approach. A core concept of Osteopathy is that the systems of the body are interrelated and that changes in one part of the body may effect the functioning of other systems or organs.
Osteopathic practitioners use palpation and other methods to assess skeletal alignment. Different manipulation techniques are used to restore proper alignment which optimizes joint mobility, relieves pain, and promotes the body's ability to heal.
We offer Osteopathic Assessment and Treatments:
- structural exam
- myofascial massage
- spinal manipulation
- craniosacral therapy
- trigger point release
- muscle energy
- articular springing
There are many different types of complementary healing arts that patients can benefit from to promote physical, emotional and spiritual wellness. We work with our patients to incorporate the use of complementary therapies. We will refer and co-manage with complementary healers.
Maine Preventive Healthcare provides Reiki treatments to promote relaxation and stress reduction which helps the body's natural abilities to heal.
Maine Preventive Healthcare offers consultations for the use of medical marijuana to alleviate debilitating symptoms and restore functioning.