I have never in my lifetime been to a Dr’s office that cares so much about their patients that they are willing to call the insurance company while you are working with the Dr. Dr Azzolino not only worked wth me but put the insurance company on speaker phone to drill down what they would cover and how to actually help me find a way to make this work!

He has helped me in less than a week feel better due to a sprained and inflamed lower disc and has even shown me excercises I could do on my own.
The integrity and passion this office has for their work is second to none. I highly recommend Dr Azzolino and his staff!

I’ve sought help from many doctors and chiropractors in my life. I can easily say that Dr. Azzolino and his staff are a credit to this world. He’s not afraid to be straight-forward with you and give the best advice and service possible. A very positive goal-orientated person.

Integrative Medicine

Using synthetic drugs and surgery to treat dis-eases was known just a few decades ago as, simply, “medicine,” or allopathic/conventional medicine., and it is what most Americans have access to in hospitals and most clinics. Often very good at some things; for example, handling emergency conditions such as massive injury or heart attack.  The pharmaceutical approach to chronic disease treatment is rarely the best physiological choice, often times yielding many side effects and complications.

When an alternative medicine practice  is used in conjunction with a conventional one is known as a “complementary” medicine. Example: using ginger syrup to prevent nausea during chemotherapy. Together, complementary and alternative medicines are often referred to by the acronym CAM.

Integrative medicine “combines mainstream medical therapies and CAM therapies for which there is some high-quality scientific evidence of safety and effectiveness.”

In other words, integrative medicine “cherry picks” the very best, scientifically validated therapies from both conventional and CAM systems.

Integrative medicine is healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person (body, mind, and spirit), including all aspects of lifestyle. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship and makes use of all appropriate therapies, both conventional and alternative.

The principles of integrative medicine:

  • A partnership between patient and practitioner in the healing process
  • Appropriate use of conventional and alternative methods to facilitate the body’s innate healing response
  • Consideration of all factors that influence health, wellness and disease, including mind, spirit and community as well as body
  • A philosophy that neither rejects conventional medicine nor accepts alternative therapies uncritically
  • Recognition that good medicine should be based in good science, be inquiry driven, and be open to new paradigms
  • Use of natural, effective, less-invasive interventions whenever possible
  • Use of the broader concepts of promotion of health and the prevention of illness as well as the treatment of disease
  • Training of practitioners to be models of health and healing, committed to the process of self-exploration and self-development