Integrative Pediatrics

Pediatric Integrative Medicine for Children

Our integrative medicine practitioner Dr Bariah Dardari is double Board certified – in Pediatrics and in Integrative & Holistic Medicine.   Pediatric Integrative Medicine (PIM) encompasses complementary and integrative therapies for optimizing the wellbeing of children. PIM focuses on finding the underlying causes of illness and chronic disorders. In this way, we also focus on prevention of illness and view patients holistically. All areas of their lives, including sleep patterns, nutrition, exercise, relationships, the physical environment and the mind-body connection, play a significant role in their health.

Integrative Approach to Caring for Children with Autism

Autism is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder that is believed to appear during the early years of life, and is often characterized by emphasis on language difficulties, impairments in social interaction and lack of interest or focus. Children with autism also adopt rigid and repetitive behavioral patterns, and they might show symptoms as early as they are born, while some may develop more obvious signs as they grow.

Autism is now widely considered as a spectrum disorder – Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), for it can manifest itself at varying degrees of severity, that is, from mild to severe. Doctors thus follow an integrative and holistic approach to treat each case individually.

Integrative Approach to Caring for Children with ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is characterized as a behavioral disorder marked by heightened impulsiveness, hyper-activeness and inattentiveness that interfere with functioning or development in children. It is crucial that ADHD-diagnosed children are treated appropriately, because failure to it may lead to serious psychosocial, educational, and neuropsychological impairments.

Considering that more families are turning to Integrative Approach for the treatment of their children with ADHD, Novomed takes on board experienced pediatricians of integrative medicine who provide an outlet for treatment options to the parents that enable them to make the best yet informed decision about their children.

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