Michigan Integrative Holistic Psychiatry (MIHP) is a private mental health clinic that specializes in the integrative medicine treatment of mental health concerns.
While most psychiatric practices rely heavily on psychiatric medications, with or without counseling, at MIHP we offer alternative paths to wellness, including recommendations on specific nutritional supplementation and herbs, lifestyle modifications (such as mind-body practices), and electro-medical treatments (such as "light therapy" and other lesser-known but highly effective modalities).
We have very exacting standards of ourselves, and of the healthcare system in general.
Our goal at MIHP is to provide you with service that is excellent, and treatments that work well and quickly but with few side effects.
What is Integrative Medicine?
Integrative Medicine is the healing practice of combining "alternative" or "complementary" treatment modalities (e.g. nutritional supplements, herbals, treatments from the ancient healing systems of China or India) with conventional care. An integrative medicine practitioner typically has "more tools in their toolbelt" with which to help a patient. There is an increased emphasis on treatment safety, and on the body's ability to heal itself. Treatment techniques supported by scientific studies, but whose mechanisms of action remain unexplained by conventional medicine, are still given serious consideration as viable treatment modalities. Patients are viewed as unique individuals, and are less likely to be lumped into a category of "one of those patients" with a particular illness.
For a reference table that summarizes the distinctions between Conventional and Integrative Medicine, click here.