Integrative medicine focus of talk

The event runs from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Kelowna branch of Okanagan Regional Library.

A specialist in integrative cancer care will present, The Biology of Disease – Assessing and Addressing the Drivers of Chronic Disease, Saturday.

The event runs from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Kelowna branch of Okanagan Regional Library.

During the first seven years of his family medicine practice, Dr. Joseph Schnurr, of InspireHealth, recognized that despite following conventional medicine best practices in the treatment of diseases, and achieving good initial symptom control, many of his patients followed a slow progression towards more complex illnesses.

In order to find answers as to why this was occurring, he started exploring integrative medicine, one that encompasses the whole person – body, mind, and spirit – and addresses the underlying causes of illness, unique to each individual, and not just the symptoms.

Schnurr’s presentation will discuss the underlying drivers of chronic disease, how these can be assessed and simple ways to improve health.

A question and answer period will follow the presentation.