Dr Peter Bablis and Integrative Medicine
In 2014 Dr Peter Bablis completed a PhD in Mind-Body Medicine publishing evidence and confirmation that emotions can be responsible for chronic lower back pain. This was his fifteenth medical publication. www.researchgate.net/profile/Peter_Bablis
Dr Bablis is a unique practitioner with ongoing publications in evidence-based medical research; having a PhD, degrees in Science, Chiropractic, Sports Medicine and Acupuncture, also diplomas in Naturopathy, Clinical Nutrition, Iridology, Medical Herbalism and Homeopathy, Dr Bablis continues with his auxiliary studies.
Universal Health is an Integrative Medicine Clinic. They have the philosophy of using evidence based complementary medicine and therapies with a focus on the whole person approach and individual patient care.
You have a unique body, lifestyle and situation. They take time to understand you, your circumstances and the physical environment that you live in. These are all then considered for a total focus on your health. The wide range of therapies enables your practitioner to select a program specifically for you, using only those techniques that benefit you.
Your practitioner looks for the cause of illness rather than treating the effect or symptoms, thus treating the whole person, including physical, chemical and emotional factors, in an environment which encourages trust, development, achievement and harmony.
Integrative Medicine combines the best available in Health Care to obtain optimum results by maximizing the body’s natural healing mechanisms.
Via the fusion of the best in conventional western medicine, evidence-based complementary medicine and other therapies within current mainstream health practice, Integrative Medicine aims in restoring, sustaining and advancing one’s health. Integrative Medicine considers all aspects of the patients’ wellbeing with specific emphasis given to the patients physical, chemical and emotional spheres. Integrative Medicine focus is always to apply the most suitable, safe and evidence – based treatments currently available. These include but not limited to: Chiropractic, Acupuncture and Naturopathy.
Currently worldwide research is being carried out to explore the potential benefits of Integrative Health in pain management, relief of symptoms in acute /chronic suffering patients and programs to promote healthy lifestyle.
Integrative medicine is not the same as alternative medicine, which refers to an approach of healing that is utilised in place of conventional therapies. Integrative medicine refers to using healing modalities that complement allopathic approaches. Health Care can be Integrative regardless of which modality is used. Strategies are used to consider the patient’s unique conditions, needs and circumstances; using the most appropriate evidenced based interventions from an array of scientific disciplines to rectify illness and disease whilst assisting the patient in regaining and maintaining optimum health.
Natural Products such as probiotics, vitamins, minerals and herbs are also utilised in Integrative Medicine to assist in the process of attaining and maintaining optimum health.
The defining principals include but not limited to:
- All factors that influence health, wellness and disease are taken into consideration, including community, mind, body and spirit.
- Practitioners use modalities and assessments to facilitate the body’s innate healing response.
- Interventions that are natural and less invasive are used where possible
- Medicine is grounded on evidence-based science.
- Alongside the concept of treatment, the broader concept of health promotion and the prevention of illness are paramount
- The patient care is personalised to best address the individual’s unique conditions, needs and circumstances.
In addition to addressing the immediate health problem(s) as well as the deeper causes of the disease or illness, Integrative Medicine strategies also focus on the prevention and foster the development of healthy behaviours and skills for effective self-care the patients can apply throughout their lives. Ultimately making patients independent rather than co-dependant on care the rest of their lives.