When you are battling pain, your primary goal is to just make it go away. If the pain persists or is reoccurring, you may begin to wonder if there is a deeper reason why it won\u2019t go away\u2014and that search for overall healing is just the start of integrative medicine.The American Association for Integrative Medicine defines integrative medicine as healthcare that views the patient as the most important member of the medical team and applies all safe and effective therapies without subservience to any one school of medical thought, while theNational Institute of Health\u2019s National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine defines integrative medicine as a process that \u201ccombines mainstream medical therapies and CAM therapies for which there is some high-quality scientific evidence of safety and effectiveness.\u201dHow can Alpha-Stim be used in integrative medicine?The main goal of integrative medicine is to achieve overall healing, and that aligns with the goal of Alpha-Stim. When you are feeling pain in your leg, you don\u2019t just use the AS Smart Probes to treat that one area on your leg\u2014you treat the surrounding area and other leg as well.Michael Fegley, Sales Director at Electromedical Products International, Inc., manufacturer of Alpha-Stim, noted that many integrative clinics have set up protocols or Alpha-Stim programs that allow patients to try the device in the clinic between 1 to 5 times, before deciding if they\u2019d benefit from purchasing one for home use.\u201cIt fits nicely into integrative care as it can be used as a standalone therapy, but can also be added as an adjunct to current therapy to further results,\u201d Fegley said. \u201cSince cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES) has a potentiation effect on medications, making them more effective, patients require less of them, which allows the practitioner to decrease the patients\u2019 medications and even eliminate them in some cases.\u00a0This is very important if the patient has a history of addiction, or is currently on multiple medications.\u201dFegley also said that one unique feature of Alpha-Stim is that the handheld medical device has the ability to treat multiple conditions that often go hand-in-hand. In addition to treating pain, Alpha-Stim is also FDA cleared to treat anxiety, insomnia and depression.\u201cIf you ask any pain doctor, he or she will say the biggest issue their patients have is they can\u2019t sleep,\u201d Fegley said. \u201cWe have one device that can treat their pain AND help them sleep.\u00a0This is monumental for most of their patients, not to mention almost all of them have some form of anxiety and\/or depression.\u201dCan you imagine a life where instead of searching for another prescription to add to the ones you\u2019re already on, you have one solution that helps treat all of the above?!Learn more about Alpha-Stim for pain management or Get Started on your path to fast, safe and effective pain relief.