Integrative Medicine

Integrative medicine combines conventional medicine with complementary therapies and specializations. It considers the person as a whole.

When we focus on nasal pathology, we take into account not only Rhinology as a medical specialization but also the psychological and emotional aspect of a person.

We are pioneers in the application of integrative medicine in nasal health in Spain.

What is Integrative Medicine?

Integrative medicine combines conventional medicine with other health professions (psychology, physiotherapy, speech therapy, etc.) and complementary therapies such as acupuncture and homeopathy, among others. We understand the person as a whole: the body, mind and spirit are interconnected

Integrative Medicine and nasal problems

Years of experience and research have shown that Integrative Medicine is highly effective for treating nasal health problems. The combination of conventional and complementary treatments can:

  • improve the patient’s preoperative wellbeing
  • speed recovery following nose surgery
  • reduce stress and anxiety
  • overcome tobacco addiction
  • Treat emotional disorders

Complementary therapies are useful in many cases but not all. At our Rhinology Clinic we only recommend complementary therapies for specific treatment objectives where it is clear that they are indicated.

Integrative Medicine and scientific evidence

It has been shown that if a patient is treated as a whole person – body, mind and spirit, and not just the illness in isolation, the medical results are better . To that end, many prestigious institutions such as Mayo Clinic Center or MD Anderson Center have adopted Integrative Medicine in their daily practice.

The Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine explores the interaction between mind and body and constantly informs the medical community about the effectiveness and safety of non-conventional treatments.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has a guide to promote good use of Integrative Medicine.

At the Maria Colomé Rhinology Clinic, we only employ therapies with a proven scientific basis. We work with homeopathic doctors and acupuncture doctors recognized by the College of Physicians.

We do not employ therapies that are known as alternative or natural which have no clinical basis.

The Maria Colomé Rhinology Clinic has created the Center for Integrative Medicine SpaMedic

Given the excellent results obtained with the Integrative Medicine in the field of nasal disorders, we want to provide the complementary treatment to other medical specialties. So we created the Integrative Medicine SpaMedic center.