Frequently Asked Questions

Integrative medicine is a medical approach that combines conventional, complementary, and alternative medicine. Alternative medicine is not the same as integrative medicine because alternative medicine is not always based on science or evidence.

Alternative medicines are treatments that are not part of the standard Western medical system. Integrative medicines are treatments that combine Western and Eastern medicines together. Integrative medicine can be more effective than traditional medicines in some cases because it takes into account all aspects of a person’s life and health history to find the best treatment for them.

Functional medicine is a type of medical care that emphasizes the use of natural and non-invasive treatments to address the root causes of chronic illness. Integrative medicine is a type of medical care that blends conventional and alternative approaches to health.

Integrative medicine can be defined as the use of various modalities, including: diet, exercise, stress management, and mind-body practices such as yoga or meditation. It also includes other natural remedies like herbal supplements and acupuncture.

Functional medicine on the other hand is based on an understanding that chronic illness has many causes and requires a multi-system approach to address them. Functional medicine focuses on restoring balance in all body systems including: endocrine, digestive, immune, neurological, respiratory etc.

Colon Hydrotherapy (Colonic) is a gentle infusion of warm filtered water (filtered through a five-filter system including ultra-violet light) into 5 feet of the colon through the rectum using no chemicals or drugs for the purpose of cleansing and removing deposits of waste matter that build up on the walls and in pockets of the colon. This is a restorative and painless procedure which is both effective and relaxing.

Traditional medicine is a system of medicine that includes various forms of traditional knowledge such as herbalism, acupuncture and massage.

The advantages of traditional medicine are the following:

  • They are often more affordable than Western medicines.

  • They have a lower risk of side effects.

  • The treatments are more holistic and they take into account the patient’s lifestyle which can be beneficial in most cases.

  • Easier to obtain than prescription medicine.

  • Strength in immune system.

  • Stabilizes hormones and metabolism.

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About Us

Roman E. Finn, M.D. practices Internal Medicine, where he is the Medical Director of the Center for Integrative & Traditional Medicine in Paramus, NJ. Dr. Finn uses medications and non-traditional ways to treat a wide range of conditions, including cardiovascular, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal and immune disorders as well as diabetes, hypertension, asthma, fibromyalgia and stress related conditions to name a few. At the Center, we offer nutritional medicine and weight management programs for individuals who want a greater quality of life. Dr. Finn believes that true wellness embraces the mind as well as the body. “I listen to the patient’s main concern, whether it’s pain, psychological or a medical condition. We then embark on a wellness journey together to achieve optimal health. There is no limit to the level of health and wellbeing anyone can achieve.”


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