Southern Maine Integrative Health


Treatment Modalities
 

INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE
Integrative medicine involves using the best possible treatments from both conventional medicine and alternative medicine. We focus on the least invasive and the least toxic method to facilitate health, by integrating appropriate traditional and complementary therapies. Particular therapies are recommended based on an understanding of the physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual aspects of the individual.

FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE
Functional medicine focuses on restoring balance to the dysfunctional systems by strengthening (repairing, rebuilding, restoring) the fundamental physiological processes that underlie them, and by adjusting the environmental inputs that nurture and impair them. This approach leads to therapies designed to restore health and function, rather than simply controlling signs and symptoms.

OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE
Osteopathic manipulative treatment uses very gentle pressures and positionings to encourage the tissues to gently relax and unwind, releasing the shock of imprinted traumas. Patients often experience a sense of deep relaxation, tingling, fluid flows and relief of pain. Emotional releases may occur as well. These changes may be experienced immediately as they occur or later after the treatment. Some patients will only notice that their previous level of pain has diminished some hours or days following treatment.

HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE
An energetic form of therapy used to treat disease. Minute quantities of a particular formulation are prescribed each with a unique energetic frequency. The intent is to choose a particular formulation that will resonate with the frequency of the particular aberrant metabolic process being treated. In Dr. Mulcahy’s practice, specific homeopathic remedies are chosen to facilitate the process of biotherapeutic drainage and detoxification.

BIOIDENTICAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT
The use of hormones with the same physiologic function and biologic structure as the body’s own hormones when it was producing them itself. In addition to the female and male hormones Estrogen, Progesterone and Testosterone, it is frequently necessary to balance other hormonal systems and specific neurotransmitters. These include the Thyroid and Adrenal glands as well as the neurotransmitters, Serotonin, GABA, Norepinephrine, and Dopamine.