Episode 9:

Integrative Medicine

has Western Roots

with Holistic Shoots

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Do you want the expertise of the western medical system coupled with a holistic approach? Then Integrative Medicine is for you! Listen in today as we talk with Dr. Stracks, MD, about his approach to traditional care with a twist. We discuss how Dr. Stracks approaches care for his patients outside of the standard model. Shanna and Nicole learn what that means, in terms of spending much more time getting to know the patients on an individual level instead of relying on averages for diagnoses, as well as treating the whole person including mind and body. In the “You Want Me To Do What??” section, we hear about Nicole’s experience with Integrative Medicine, and how that started her down her path of taking a holistic approach overall to her health.


Episode Recap:

Interview with Dr. Stracks - 2:02

“You Want Me To Do What??” section - 44:57



  • Integrative Medicine is the intersection between conventional Western Medicine and other complementary and alternative modalities 

  • It also incorporates more than just what goes on in the body, considering both the emotional and spiritual health of an individual as well

  • TMS, also known as Tension Myositis Syndrome, is a specialty of Dr. Stracks, and is based on the principle that life shows up in our bodies and that not all physical symptoms start from physical sources

  • In the “You Want Me To Do What??” section, Nicole breaks down what it is like to go to a Integrative Medicine doctor