Alternative Medicine in East Brunswick, NJ
Alternative and complementary medicines are different from traditional western forms of medical treatment. Instead of prescribing medications to relieve the symptoms causing you discomfort, alternative therapies focus on restoring your body to its natural, healthy state so that you can ward off disease and begin feeling better. By their very nature, alternative therapies take a personalized, comprehensive approach to healing.
At UniMed Center, Dr. Jenny Liu offers several alternative medicine programs, including:
Dr. Liu is board certified in internal medicine and is also a licensed nutritionist with a master's degree in health and nutrition, so she understands the benefits of both conventional and alternative treatment options. In many situations, alternative therapies can restore a patient’s health before conventional medicine is needed. Many alternative therapies can also be administered as a complement to conventional resources.
Dr. Liu’s approach to alternative medicine incorporates diet and nutrition, exercise, psychological well-being, spiritual stability, and stress management.
Benefits of Alternative Medicine
Your body wants to be healthy, but due to environmental and lifestyle habits, as well as influences outside of our control, you are sometimes overrun with illness.
The benefits of alternative, complementary, and conventional medicine all depend upon the type and severity of condition in question. A lot of people are able to turn to alternative therapies when conventional medicine has not worked for them. For others, alternative therapy works best when combined with conventional medicine.
Benefits of alternative medicine include:
- Low risk of side effects
- Often more cost-effective than conventional medicine
- Does not isolate ailments, but instead focuses on well-being of the whole body
- Improves emotional and physical health
When pursuing any sort of medical treatment, it is best to turn to a physician who is able to treat you with traditional and alternative remedies. Based on the particulars of your condition, Dr. Liu can determine if one of UniMed Center’s alternative medicine services will benefit you, or if you will be better served pursuing conventional primary care treatment.
Alternative medicine goes beyond symptomatic relief: it incorporates physical, spiritual, and emotional health so that you can reach a state of well-being of the mind and body. Find out more about UniMed Center’s alternative medicine services by calling (732) 828-9988 or use our online appointment request form.