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Integrative Medicine

Integrative Medicine Overview

Cleveland Clinic Children’s Center for Pediatric Integrative Medicine is dedicated to addressing the increasing demand for integrative healthcare by researching and providing access to practices that address the physical as well as lifestyle, emotional, and spiritual needs of children. As the body of evidence for integrative medicine grows, we remain at the forefront of providing the most updated education and practices to our patients.

 

Integrative Medicine services have become very popular in the United States, with more than 70 percent of Americans using them in some form.

Your child may benefit from integrative medicine as a complement to the care they are already receiving to treat chronic illness. Integrative medicine may help to reduce the severity or frequency of disease episodes, decrease stress related to chronic disease, and enjoy a better quality of life.

Conditions Treated

Conditions that are commonly treated with integrative medicine include:

Therapies & Services

Our team of dedicated pediatric physicians and therapists are certified to perform a number of complementary therapies, including:

Benefits

Increasingly, research shows that how we live, what we think, and how we feel affect our health. While conventional medicine can help diminish the consequences of unhealthy lifestyles, integrative medicine can reverse those consequences, prevent illness and reduce symptoms, resulting in:

Our team of dedicated pediatric physicians and therapists are certified to perform a number of complementary therapies, including:

  • Decreased pain
  • Improved sleep
  • Enhanced immune function and fewer infections
  • Lowered blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose levels
  • Improved bowel function
  • Less anxiety and depression related to illness
  • Fewer complications after surgery
  • Resolution of post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Improved post-operative outcomes when used peri-operatively

Our expert health professionals are part of an exclusive group that can provide treatments offered at our clinic. The team includes:

Acupuncture & Acupressure
Craniosacral-Therapy
  • Keith Filip, PT
  • Jesse Stricker, OT
  • Shannon Wemple, PT
Guided-Imagery
Hypnosis
Integrated-Dry-Needling
  • Keith Filip, PT
Microcurrent-Therapy
Myofascial-Release
  • Chelsea Behling, PT
  • Keith Filip, PT
  • Jesse Stricker, OT
  • Ryan Suder, OT
Osteopathic-Manipulation
Reiki
  • Keith Filip, PT
  • Gayle Kanary, RT
Therapeutic-Touch
  • Keith Filip, PT
Yoga
  • Bethany Battershell, RT
  • Keith Filip, PT
  • Lisa Leonard, SLT
  • Angela Rice, OTM

To schedule an appointment with our team or for questions about the clinic, please call 216.448.6610.

The Center for Pediatric Integrative Medicine looks into the role of mind, body, spirit and lifestyle changes and how they can affect chronic disease. Studies yield evidence-based results that continue to encourage medical schools, hospitals and physicians to accept and incorporate these methods.

For example, research at Cleveland Clinic has shown that integrative medicine, including guided imagery, massage or Reiki, can help patients reduce their anxiety before surgery, to cope better with postoperative pain and to maximize their recovery.

To learn more, we invite you to explore research from the: