Our mission is to provide a healing oriented medical practice with a focus on the whole person. Our primary care providers act as the continuing focal point for all the needed health care services for any individual patient. We provide ready access to personalized care from your own established provider.
Services include health promotion and wellness, disease prevention, health maintenance, counseling, patient education, diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic disease. We are well equipped to meet the needs of the vast majority of patients while also maintaining a close relationship with any number of specialists in the Chattanooga area if the need arises for specialty services.
At CHI Memorial Integrative Medicine Associates, we seek to provide these primary care services with compassion, empathy and respect for individual beliefs and values. As an integrated practice, all of our primary care providers have a close working relationship with and an intimate knowledge of the services provided by our providers.
Acupuncture & Cupping
We practice both medical and traditional Chinese acupuncture to treat a variety of conditions including, but not limited to:
Cupping is an effective therapeutic method with a history of over 2,000 years in China. It is a simple treatment technique which can be used alone or in combination with acupuncture or moxibustion (the use of heat) to enhance the treatment. more
Bio-identical Hormone Replacement
Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a treatment method that seeks to correct hormone deficiencies using molecules (hormones) that are identical to the hormones found in the human body. The majority of individuals using this treatment are post-menopausal women, but it is sometimes useful for pre-menopausal women and men as well.
Body Composition Analysis
Using a DEXA scanner we can measure with great accuracy body fat percentage. Additionally, lean/muscle mass and bone mass can be measured, and the distribution of fat can be ascertained. This is important because the distribution of fat around the abdomen and in the organs is known to be a marker of risk for certain diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.
Because caring for your emotional health is as important as caring for your physical health, the Center has a licensed psychotherapist available. Nora Moore, Senior Licensed Psychological Examiner, RN provides counseling and educational services to help you better manage stress, emotional issues, and the psychological aspects of physical illnesses.
Integrative Soft Tissue Therapy
An integrative approach to working with all the soft tissue systems of the body including the skeletal muscles, organs, nerves, vessels, connective tissue, and lymph system.
Nutrition counseling focused on choices for optimum health and well-being, controlling or reversing chronic disease, or achieving your weight loss goals.
Many people who suffer from chronic pain may benefit from a form of treatment called prolotherapy. Like most alternative treatments, this technique targets the root cause of pain. Prolotherapy is used to treat certain pains and injuries, and regeneration, or self-healing, is the primary focus. It stimulates an inflammatory response using an injection of an irritating substance, such as dextrose or sugar water. The immune system recognizes the damage caused by the injection and begins the healing process. more