Scientific and medical communities across the globe are focusing efforts toward Integrated Medicine. This whole person approach to treatment incorporates medical, clinical and holistic wellness practices to treat complex medical and clinical disorders. Northwestern Integrative Medicine, Harvard Medical School, The Cleveland Clinic and The Mayo Clinic have all begun to provide Integrative Medicine for their patients and clinical studies.
CRC has created a unique four-phase approach that combines medical, clinical, integrative and extended care modalities. CRC Institute is a private group practice consisting of licensed doctors, PhD clinicians, and Integrative healing practitioners who specialize in treating substance abuse, mental illness, and compulsive behaviors using the most comprehensive evidence-based and specialized treatments. Our medical, clinical and Integrative protocols have been subjected to rigorous scientific review and clinical trials and are considered “best practices” by the American Psychological Association and the American Psychiatric Association.
CRC’s four-phase approach to programming is gender specific. It is our experience that this facilitates a deeper connection with our client’s treatment team and eliminates the distractions that often accompany mixed treatment. Our core value is to treat every one of our clients and their family with the utmost compassion and respect.
Over the last decade, Integrative Medicine has been clinically studied and validated as evidence-based treatments by Northwestern Integrative Medicine, Harvard Medical School, The Cleveland Clinic & The Mayo Clinic. Evidence-based Integrative approaches have been rigorously tested for effectiveness and safety. Integrative Medicine has been proven to help people living with addiction, substance abuse disorder, mental health disorders, trauma, chronic pain and cancer. To be clear, Integrative Medicine does not cure these medical and clinical conditions but it has been validated in numerous world-wide clinical studies to provide substantial relief of the conditions. These Integrative approaches have been proven to assist patients to better manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life by reducing fatigue, pain and anxiety.
Integrative medical practices have been classified by The National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Complementary and Integrated Health into three major categories:
- Mind & Body Practices
- Natural Products
- Whole Healing Traditions
The defining principles of Integrative Medicine are:
- The patient and practitioner are partners in the healing process.
- All factors that influence health, wellness and disease are taken into consideration, including body, mind, spirit and community.
- Providers use all healing sciences to facilitate the body’s innate healing response.
- Effective interventions that are natural and less invasive are used whenever possible.
- Good medicine is based in good science. It is inquiry driven and open to new paradigms.
- Alongside the concept of treatment, the broader concepts of health promotion and the prevention of illness are paramount.