We provide Integrative Medicine

Alternative medicine is any therapy which is excluded by conventional medicine. As defined by the National Institutes of Health, integrative medicine combines mainstream medical therapies and CAM (alternative) therapies for which there is scientific evidence of safety and effectiveness.

Integrative medicine is healing-oriented and highly individualized. It makes use of all appropriate therapies, both conventional and alternative.

Principles of integrative medicine:

  • A partnership between patient and practitioner in the healing process
  • Appropriate use of conventional and alternative methods to facilitate the body's innate healing response
  • Consideration of all factors that influence health, wellness and disease, including mind, spirit and community as well as body
  • A philosophy that neither rejects conventional medicine nor accepts alternative therapies uncritically
  • Recognition that good medicine should be based in good science, be inquiry driven, and be open to new paradigms
  • Use of natural, effective, less-invasive interventions whenever possible
  • Use of the broader concepts of promotion of health and the prevention of illness as well as the treatment of disease
  • Training of practitioners to be models of health and healing, committed to the process of self-exploration and self-development

 

Our Garden

Food as Medicine

Because of our firm belief in food as medicine, Sellwood Family Medicine has a backyard farm!  We are now in our third season of growing organic fruit and vegetables.  This year's crop includes... more

Sustainability

Solar Energy

Sellwood Family Medicine, LLC has a great interest in environmental sustainability.  Since 2009, we have been operating a 4800 watt solar photovoltaic (electric) system that provides 60 percent of our total energy use. more

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Sellwood Family Medicine
(503) 233 - 8113
1567 SE Tacoma Street
Portland, OR 97212