Integrative Medicine: What is it?
The Integrative Medical practice utilizes the best of both worlds: conventional medicine and complementary/alternative medicine--providing optimum treatments for maximizing health. Instead of the traditional disease-centered focus of conventional medicine, Integrative Medicine applies a patient-centered approach that addresses the whole person rather than simply his/her symptoms. In the words of colleague Dr. Sherri Tenpenny, Integrative Medicine gives the practitioner "more tools in their toolbox."
Dr. Burton's approach to Integrative Medicine combines the discipline of modern science with the wisdom of ancient healing and takes advantage of multiple disciplines including naturopathic, naprapathic, homeopathic, Chinese medicine and energy medicine therapies. She works in concert with integrative/holistic dentists, Integrative psychologists, reiki therapists, chiropractors, aruvedic physical therapists, naturopaths and acupuncturists. Dr. Burton was inspired by the works of Drs. William Crook ("The Yeast Connection"), Theron Randolph ("The Alternative Approach To Allergies") and Andrew Weil (author of numerous books; Director of the Center of Integrative Medicine-University of Arizona).
The primary goal of Dr. Burton is to provide her patients with alternative options to better health and well-being.