Integrative Medicine

What is integrative medicine?

Pediatric integrative medicine blends conventional and complementary therapies to treat children in a holistic manner in order to address the health needs of the child’s mind, body, and spirit. Integrative medicine is personalized, evidence-based, and prevention-focused. Dr. Walkey has completed a fellowship in pediatric integrative medicine and is proud to offer consults at no added cost to members.
Non-members may also request comprehensive consultations (Please see pricing page.)

Who can benefit from an integrative medicine consult?

Everyone! Integrative medicine is prevention-based at its core, often focusing on lifestyle interventions to keep you and your children healthy. If you or your child suffers from a chronic illness, there are many complementary therapies that may be beneficial in the healing process. 

Common reasons to seek an integrative medicine consult include the following:

  • Sleep disturbances, including insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • PCOS
  • Obesity
  • Chronic abdominal pain, constipation, other GI disorders

What are some examples of Integrative Medicine interventions?

There are so many! Here is a short, non-comprehensive list of some therapies that may be recommended:

  • Dietary changes 
  • Mind-body medicine
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage therapy
  • Supplements/herbal treatments
  • Biofeedback therapy
  • Minimizing environmental exposures