Dr. John Cline M.D. is the medical director of Cline Medical Centre, an integrative and functional medicine practice located in Nanaimo, British Columbia. The clinic treats patients suffering from chronic conditions and has helped thousands of people in their recovery. Dr. Cline’s journey as a medical doctor spans nearly 40 years and combines decades of experience in both conventional western medicine and functional and integrative medicine.
Cline Medical Centre is one of over 20 clinics authorized to use PoNS Treatment™ across Canada. PoNS Treatment™ is a 14-week program combining the use of the PoNS™ device, which stimulates the surface of the tongue and is believed to enable neuroplasticity when used in combination with therapeutic activities. The PoNS™ has recently been authorized to treat gait deficit in patients with mild-to-moderate symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS).
“I count myself fortunate to be able to offer this new innovative therapy to patients as I near the end of my career,” said Dr. Cline.
Why Integrative Medicine?
Dr. Cline’s experience and perspective includes integrative medicine as a healing-oriented program that takes into account all aspects of a person’s life. Heavily reliant on the therapeutic relationship between practitioner and patient, integrative medicine is evidence-based and combines appropriate use of both conventional and alternative medicine, facilitating the body’s innate healing response. Functional medicine is a systems biology-based approach to medicine that focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of disease.
Considering Underlying Conditions
When dealing with chronic disease patients, Dr. Cline has found success in looking at underlying conditions associated with neurodegenerative disorders. He has used a wide variety of technologies to detect, diagnose and treat patient issues related to immunity, mood and energy, heart health, cancer risk and the ability to detoxify.
PoNS TreatmentTM is the latest addition to the Cline Medical Centre’s innovative healthcare offerings.
“I anticipate my patients will see success with the PoNSTM program, as it's been shown to improve chronic balance deficit due to mild to moderate TBI and gait deficit to mild and moderate symptoms caused by MS,” said Cline.
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