Bring together the best from conventional medicine and other traditions.
Integrative treatment means bringing the best of conventional medicine together with the best of therapies from other traditions. It means looking at your health as a whole and from many different perspectives.
In the case of MPDs, integrative treatment means looking past your blood counts and the medication you take to consider your overall health and broader physical and emotional needs, so that you can live better and extend your lifespan.
In a world where doctors have limited time and resources, you may find that you need to turn to additional resources for integrative care and to take charge of your own well-being. This might include:
Look for trainers and nutritionists with experience and credentials in caring for people with chronic illnesses.
The three essential supports for anyone with an MPD (or with any illness for that matter) are nutrition, exercise and stress management:
The three pillars for anyone with an MPD are nutrition, exercise and stress management.