Dr. Ann Wang
The Integrative Medicine Center was founded and is directed by Dr. Ann Wang.
Dr. Wang has studied both Western and Eastern Medicine and has served as a teaching physician in the teaching hospital at Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in China. Before coming to the United States, she also practiced Integrative Medicine as both a Western Medicine and Eastern Medicine practitioner.
Dr. Wang’s background, previous training, and experience integrating both conventional and complimentary medicine practices in China, directly inspired her to establish the Integrative Medicine Center in the United States. As she began her career in Ithaca, Dr. Wang realized that the culture and environment would foster her dream of practicing integrative medicine. As a part of the community, she found other talented practitioners in the area who shared a similar dream of creating an integrative medicine practice. On November 1, 2002, Dr. Wang’s dream came to fruition as the Integrative Medicine Center opened its doors. Since its opening, the Integrative Medicine Center has been greatly accepted and supported within the Ithaca community.
Over ten years ago, integrative medicine did not have as great of a presence as it does today. The Integrative Medicine Center has been well received locally and has been recognized as one of the pioneers of Integrative Medicine in this country.
At the Integrative Medicine Center we are dedicated to helping you achieve your highest potential for wellness regardless of your current state of health. We believe that:
The body has an innate capacity to heal
Optimal health is a state of balance and harmony in mind, body, and spirit, and reaching and maintaining this balance is a lifelong process
Knowledge is the key to responsible health care decision making and patients should be actively involved in their healing process
Respect, compassion, and inspiration should guide the practitioner
With a holistic integration of Eastern and Western medicine, we specialize in not only treating illness, but preventative care for the whole family.
The systematic use of manual soft tissue mobilization techniques to relieve pain, reduce swelling, enhance healing, improve mobility, and promote deep relaxation of the muscles and nervous system.
Counseling can be helpful with present or past problems, and can be used to change harmful patterns of behavior. Psychotherapy is for anyone, especially those overwhelmed, depressed, or feeling stuck.
Chinese herbal medicine focuses on restoring a balance of energy, body, and spirit to maintain health rather than treating a particular disease or medical condition.
We provide customized Chinese Herbal Formulas depending on patient conditions. Our on-site herbal pharmacy allows us to treat conditions depending on patient need.
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When Western medicine had no more solutions to treat my chronic gastrointestinal illness, I turned to the Traditional Chinese Medicine practice at IMC. That decision changed my life. Through acupuncture and herbal treatments, my condition is now under control. I have regained my health and live a fuller, richer, and happier life. Each time I visit IMC's offices, I am grateful for the knowledgeable and kind practitioners, helpful staff, and soothing environment.
I have been receiving acupuncture for over 25 years. Originally, it was to help with the pain and discomfort caused by endometriosis. Dr. Ann Wang, Founder of Integrative Medicine, was an integral part in my healing and ultimately the birth of my only child. Almost 20 years later, and with the retirement of Dr. Wang, I was introduced to and have been working with Dr. Katerina Naumenko for the treatment of high blood pressure (BP). In my first year with Dr. Naumenko, she was able to help lower my BP from 150/100 to a sustained BP of 125/75. Dr. Naumenko’s innate capacity to heal combined with her compassion and intuitive abilities to understand her patients is a gift to be shared and she does!
Fifteen years ago, my primary care physician informed me that I had severe hypertension. After listening to my concern about taking drugs, he referred me to the Integrative Medicine Center. I was impressed by the doctor's broad experience and training in both Western and Traditional Chinese Medicine. The course of treatment significantly lowered my blood pressure and maintained it at a healthy level. I am deeply grateful for IMC's alternative approach and continue to go there to maintain good health.