About Innergy Integrative Medicine
What is Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic medicine is a primary health care system that emphasizes on prevention and the self-healing process through the use of healthy living and natural therapies.
Within their scope of practice, Naturopathic Doctors provide lab orders (ex., blood, saliva, urine and/or stool), specified dietary recommendations, lifestyle modification suggestions and nutrient/botanical/homeopathic remedy recommendations. When necessary, treatment can also include prescriptions for specified treatments and medications.
Naturopathic Medicine combines centuries-old knowledge and a philosophy that nature is the most effective healer with current research on health and the human systems. The goal of naturopathic medicine is to treat the whole person, meaning mind, body, and spirit. It also aims to heal the root causes of an illness rather than only stoping at the symptoms.
Dr. Vahe Melikyan, NMD, Founder
Dr. Vahe Melikyan is the founder of Innergy Integrative Medicine (est. 2017). He is a licensed and board certified Naturopathic Doctor in the state of California and Arizona. He started his medical career pursuit at the University of California, San Diego where he earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Neuroscience and Physiology.
While attending UCSD Dr.Melikyan began questioning our current philosophical and scientific approaches to medicine. According to Dr. Melikyan, the practice of allopathic (Conventional) medicine has turned into the fast food health care model wherein about 15 minutes a physician treats and diagnosis individuals with the prime emphasis on symptom reduction without a proper understanding of the root cause of illness.
Therefore, instead of opting for a career in allopathic medicine, Dr. Melikyan chose to pursue his naturopathic medical degree because his personal philosophy about health aligned with the core principles of naturopathy. Dr. Melikyan attended a four-year postgraduate Naturopathic Medical School called Bastyr University in San Diego, California.
Dr. Melikyan’s ultimate goal is to help achieve optimal wellness for his patients and to advance Naturopathic Medicine around the world.