The modern-day approach to doctor’s visits is often focused on standardized processes and hurried. We at the New York Center for Integrative Medicine in Manhattan take our time to get to know you. We listen. We know real change takes time. It takes getting to know our patients and being true partners with them on this journey toward optimal health.
Obesity and the desire for weight loss treatment is a common and hefty societal problem. It is a medical condition that affects seven out of every 10 American adults (aged 20 and older). Individuals who are overweight or obese are at risk of developing many serious health complications, including:
Many factors contribute to excess pounds. It is not as simple as “exercise more, eat less,” or “output” exceeding “input.” The risk factors, development, and treatment of weight challenges are much more complex than meets the eye.
For starters, every body stores and uses fuel (food) in different ways that are hard to predict and standardize. Furthermore, because each body is unique, what works for one of our patients may fail for another. Our “strategy” is highly personalized. Led by naturopathic physician and licensed acupuncturist Dr. Robert Kachko, our center can order an array of tests to get to the bottom of those contributors.
From there, a wide range of therapies is available at our office. We select from the best that the worlds of conventional, Chinese, functional, naturopathic, botanical, and mind-body medicine have to offer, with each patient’s unique needs and characteristics at heart. Fundamentally, we view weight loss through the lens of “optimizing health” by addressing genetic, environmental, lifestyle, hormonal, and other potential risks or factors associated with obesity.
If you are interested in more information about our approach to weight loss, request an appointment at our Manhattan office today. The New York Center for Integrative Medicine can be reached at (718) 866-3695. Or request an appointment online.
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