Craig Ranch Pediatrics

Functional Integrative Pediatrician

214 - 383 - 4400

Fax: 214 - 383 - 4403
6850 TPC Drive, Suite 100

McKinney, TX 75070

What is Integrative & Holistic Medicine?

The key philosophy in Integrative & Holistic is the thought that mind & body are integral to a person’s health. This is not a new philosophy of medicine and was in fact practiced at the time of Aristotle. During the Renaissance period, René Descartes proposed that the mind & spirit should be the responsibility of the church and the physical well-being was the responsibility of the medical science. This fragmentation of medical care has led to the present state of medicine where we have expert hand & foot surgeons etc. No doubt this specialization is necessary and useful but we have to remember that a person functions as a whole and the well-being of the “whole” mind & body is very important.

For example, when a person has a heart attack, it is important to fix the problem immediately. But, once the person recovers, it is imperative that they are given advice on healthy choices where similar events are prevented in the future. This is where the role of Integrative & Holistic medicine becomes important. It encompasses Nutrition, Natural Supplements, Botanicals, plant medicine & Essential Oils, Mind Body Medicine – Yoga & Meditation, Medications if needed and Manual Medicine – Massage providing a holistic approach for the whole mind and body

We strongly believe in this integrative philosophy of not only treating the body but also providing preventive advice for the holistic well-being of all individuals/family.

Dr. Salem and Adriane are always willing to discuss about any available natural remedies for your children's health needs.

Dr. Salem also received her board certification in Integrative & Holistic Medicine and continues to hone her knowledge of various natural healing remedies.

Our Team and our Philosophy