Dr. Christine Surrago is a Naturopathic Doctor located in the offices of Lotus Integrative Medicine in Santa Monica, CA. Her practice offers holistic treatment options for various illnesses including supplements, herbal medicine, homeopathy, visceral manipulation, craniosacral therapy, bioresonance and nutrition. Her practice mainly focuses on the following conditions: chronic immune disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, endocrine disorders and mood disorders. She completed her doctorate at Bastyr University, the world’s leading research university in Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Christine served as clinical faculty at Bastyr University's teaching clinic in San Diego, DA. Her research and studies in various treatments and protocols is consistent and ongoing so that she can continue to bring her patients the most relevant, effective, and supportive healing programs available.
Dr. Surrago believes that most illnesses have multiple causative factors and can be treated with a combination of conventional medicine and holistic medicine. She works with you to determine the initial causes of your illness whether they are physical, emotional, mental, spiritual or some combination. Additionally, she will educate you on optimizing and improving your diet and lifestyle, to reduce stress on the mind and body, in order to facilitate innate healing. She often recommends a restrictive diet, botanicals and homeopathics to enhance your healing process. She may recommend blood work, imaging or a referral to a specialist for proper diagnosis and treatment before initiating any protocol with her as well. It is important to understand that although holistic medicine has benefited many people, healed many illnesses, it also can fail in certain conditions and a team approach with a Medical Doctor is your best option. She will guide you through your health decisions.
It is important for you to understand and consider before working with Dr. Surrago.
1. The speed of recovery and depth of healing depends on several factors. It depends on the amount of emotional trauma someone has been through, how disciplined they are with the treatment protocols and how often they come in for treatments. I will explain all of this to you when you come in and my prediction of recovery time. The recovery time can change based on future ailments or life events and this is out of our control.
2. When the body starts to heal, you can experience extreme fatigue or old symptoms. When one experiences old symptoms, this is the body using the immune system to repair itself, clearing out diseased tissue, infection and rebuilding healthy tissue. There is never an exact time on healing. The body follows its own rhythm and takes the time it needs.
3. For mental or emotional trauma, 95% of the time, these symptoms improve steadily throughout treatment. However, there may be a time of experiencing extreme fatigue as the nervous system returns to a more balanced state. This is a time of recovery and necessary for balance and healing.