Can a building help you heal?
Updated: Mar 4, 2020
Case Integrative Health's new clinic, opening in December 2019, has been designed and built from the ground up to help you feel better.
Why do doctor's offices always seem to feel sterile, cold and unwelcoming? What is that doing to your health? What would it look like if the clinic was a 'nice place to be'?
What if the clinic itself worked as hard as you do to improve your health? These are the questions Case Integrative Health asked before setting out to find and create its new home.
CIH's new clinic uses biophilic design, as well as a mix of old and new technologies, to create a healthy space.
Gut Rehabs: Good for buildings too!
Gut rehabs are big projects.
But they do give you an opportunity to peek into every nook and cranny of a space. By insisting that we start from scratch, we're able to see our space is mold and toxin free right from the start. And we're able to take special precautions along the way to build a mold-free environment. After all, offices and schools are riddled with the toxins that end up being the cause, or contributing factor, of many health issues. Sadly, many doctor's offices don't think about how their' spaces support or reduce these issues.
Additionally, building from a blank space gave us the opportunity to design our clinic around how people would use the office, rather than cramming things into existing spaces. The rooms, colors, and textures all combine with purpose to make your time at CIH calmer and restorative. After all, more and more research is showing that good design can reduce stress, lower blood pressure, lower your heart rate, improve well-being and expedite healing. Shouldn't your doctor's office -the place you go to heal - have all those things?