Ginger started offering Complementary and Alternative, or Integrative, Medicine (CAM or CIM) during her work as an licensed athletic trainer in the mid 1990′s. Since that time Ginger has started an educational organization where she writes about, creates, and teaches educational competencies and curricula for using yoga in medicine. Multiple universities throughout North America are using the curriculum, and Ginger also partners with Medbridge Education and other educational partners to offer the Professional Yoga Therapist Certificate. Learn More about Ginger
What is Integrative Medicine?
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) defines CAM as a group of diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine. Conventional medicine (also called Western or allopathic medicine) is medicine as practiced by holders of M.D. (medical doctor) and D.O. (doctor of osteopathic medicine) degrees and by allied health professionals, such as physical therapists, psychologists, and registered nurses. Read why Integrative Medicine is critical to today’s healthcare discussion
NCCAM defines Integrative Medicine and Complementary Medicine:
“Complementary medicine” refers to use of CAM together with conventional medicine, such as usingacupunctureA family of procedures that originated in traditional Chinese medicine. Acupuncture is the stimulation of specific points on the body by a variety of techniques, including the insertion of thin metal needles though the skin. It is intended to remove blockages in the flow of qi and restore and maintain health. in addition to usual care to help lessen pain. Most use of CAM by Americans is complementary. “Alternative medicine” refers to use of CAM in place of conventional medicine. “Integrative medicine” combines treatments from conventional medicine and CAM for which there is some high-quality evidence of safety and effectiveness.
About Crystal Coast Integrative Medicine
Ginger has lived in and served the eastern North Carolina area of the Crystal Coast since 1998. Crystal Coast Integrative Medicine was born in 2013 as a way to facilitate interdisciplinary dialogue between east/west medicine and public health promotion in the Crystal Coast area. After having worked in the area for 15 years, Crystal Coast Integrative Medicine partners with local organizations to offer services, including services at free and reduced cost, in order to increase access to integrative medicine. Read more about Ginger
CCIM offers the following services:
- Integrative Physical Therapy
- Medical Therapeutic Yoga in the PYT Method
- Rehabilitative Pilates
- Integrative Manual Therapy
- Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counseling
- Music & Sound as Medicine
- Anti-Inflammatory & Anti-Cancer Nutritional Planning
- Wellness Coaching
Ginger specializes in the following populations:
- Sports Medicine
- Women’s Health – Prenatal, Postpartum
- Pain Management
Ginger does her best to lead by example and dedicates herself to women’s health activism, clinical therapy practice, and to creating graduate and post-graduate curricula in medical therapeutic yoga for individuals, hospitals, clinics, organizations, and universities across North America.
Most insurance companies cover physical therapy and services provided under therapy, which includes medical yoga. In the state of North Carolina you have direct access to a physical therapist as a specialist. Ginger takes individual and group therapy appointments by appointment in the area of Emerald Isle, NC.
Here is what Ginger’s patients and students have to say: