What is Integrative Medicine?

Mizu integrative medicine clinic + Float Center exam room 

Mizu integrative medicine clinic + Float Center exam room 

One of the questions that is frequently posed at MIZU is, “what is integrative medicine?” Integrative Medicine, while a common practice in large academic medical centers, is a rarity in traditional outpatient settings. Integrative Medicine is supported by positive research data and is growing in popularity in an age where patients are yearning for a more comprehensive and tailored approach to their health care and management.

An Integrative Medicine approach skillfully combines evidence based general medicine with effective and research proven complementary therapies. At MIZU, these complementary treatments currently include nutrition medicine, western medical acupuncture, herbal medicine, and cognitive behavioral therapy. The focus and goal of Integrative Medicine is to treat the patient  as a whole, both body and mind, and to account for all aspects of life that may effect one's health and wellness - It is far from the traditional approach of treating symptoms.

Duke University’s Integrative Medicine Program defines Integrative Medicine well,  as “an approach to care that puts the patient at the center and addresses the full range of physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual and environmental influences that affect a person’s health.”

MIZU Integrative Medicine Clinic + Float Center Waiting Area

MIZU Integrative Medicine Clinic + Float Center Waiting Area


Therefore, what differentiates MIZU from other clinics? We skillfully employ an Integrative Medicine approach in a unique, tranquil and luxurious sensory driven environment. At MIZU clinic, we eliminate the traditional 'rushed' clinic visit where patients are dissatisfied, confused, and have limited physician contact. Every appointment is patient-centered and is no less than 45 minutes of direct contact with the physician, and involves an in-depth review of the patient's medical history, prescriptions, supplements and areas of concerns. All aspects of life that impact health, wellness, and disease (for both mind and body) are considered in order to develop a unique and tailored medical care regimen by MIZU’s physician. 

MIZU's unique concept clinic welcomes you to discover a new path to health, wellness, and longevity for both mind and body. 

"What Is Integrative Medicine?" Duke Integrative Medicine. Duke Integrative Medicine, n.d. Web. 24 Jan. 2017.

Weil, Andrew. "What Is Integrative Medicine? - Andrew Weil, M.D." DrWeil.com. N.p., 22 Nov. 2016. Web. 16 Jan. 2016.

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MEDICAL ACUPUNcTURE at Mizu integrative medicine clinic + float center

MEDICAL ACUPUNcTURE at Mizu integrative medicine clinic + float center

With a focus on treating both the mind and body, the Clinic provides patients with evidence-based general medicine services combined with research-proven complementary therapies. Services include preventive care, wellness exams, chronic care management, herbal medicine, acupuncture, cognitive behavioral therapy, and nutrition medicine. 

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DR. MAHYAR BADREI

With a focus on treating both the mind and body, the Clinic provides patients with evidence-based general medicine services combined with research-proven complementary therapies. Services include preventive care, wellness exams, chronic care management, herbal medicine, acupuncture, cognitive behavioral therapy, and nutrition medicine. 

Schedule a visit with Dr. Badrei today and discover a new path to health, wellness, and longevity for both mind and body.