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Integrative Medicine Specialist

Greenleaf Health & Wellness and The Pelvic Institute

Pelvic Health Specialists & Integrative Medicine located in Howell, NJ

Unlike its more conventional counterparts, integrative medicine focuses on your needs and circumstances alongside the condition or symptoms affecting you. At Greenleaf Health & Wellness and The Pelvic Institute in Howell, New Jersey, Betsy Greenleaf, DO, FACOOG, FACOG, FPMRS, FAAOPM, MBA, and her team offer integrative solutions like massage therapy, nutritional counseling, and essential oils. If you’re interested in giving integrative medicine a try, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Integrative Medicine Q & A

What is integrative medicine?

Integrative medicine is a medical specialty that addresses pain and inflammation with non-conventional treatments and therapies. There are numerous approaches and therapies within the practice, and Dr. Greenleaf may or may not combine them with conventional medicine like pharmaceuticals. 

Integrative medicine can help you manage the pain and other complications from:

  • Cancer
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Arthritis
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Endometriosis
  • Other forms of chronic pain

Uniquely, integrative medicine focuses on you, your preferences, and your needs. It considers your needs from mental, social, and physical viewpoints and prioritizes your overall wellness alongside your physical health.

What does integrative medicine involve?

Greenleaf Health & Wellness and The Pelvic Institute offers a diverse range of services that work well in a comprehensive integrative medicine plan. After gaining a complex understanding of your needs, Dr. Greenleaf offers:

Nutrition services

Assessments of your current dietary habits and the nutritional needs of your body. He helps you improve your nutrition with helpful tips on eating healthy and may recommend taking nutraceuticals and supplements. 

Massage therapy

Massage therapy has near-limitless benefits for your wellness. It can help you manage pain, improve your balance, reduce stress, and improve cardiovascular functioning. 

Mind and body counseling

Dr. Greenleaf incorporates counseling for your mind, body, and spirit while helping you achieve a balance among the three. She can help you manage stress and its effects with meditation and mindfulness. 

Essential oils

Essential oils come from plant extracts. Their primary use is aromatherapy, but you can also apply them to your skin to relieve pain, stress, anxiety, and inflammation. 

What happens during my consultation for integrative medicine?

At Greenleaf Health & Wellness and The Pelvic Institute, Dr. Greenleaf can work with you to develop a personalized integrative medicine treatment plan using multiple approaches. During your consultation, she may perform a range of tests after evaluating you and your medical history.

Dr. Greenleaf can evaluate your internal age using iHeart®, a non-invasive 30-second test that measures the stiffness of your aorta. 

Your aorta is a major artery that connects to your heart, and evaluating its stiffness can help Dr. Greenleaf predict your risk for heart and brain diseases. Fortunately, you can lower your risk by altering your lifestyle.

Other tests Dr. Greenleaf might use during your consultation are nutrigenomics tests and biohacking. They evaluate your DNA to identify genetic variants that can influence your nutrition. Using the results, Dr. Greenleaf can tailor your personalized nutrition plan as part of your integrative medicine treatment. 

Integrative medicine may be the key to improving your health and wellness with or without a chronic illness. To schedule a consultation, call Greenleaf Health & Wellness and The Pelvic Institute or schedule an appointment online today.