Dr. Robin Miller, MD

Bio

Specialties:

  • integrative medicine

Affiliation:

  • Triune Integrative Medicine, Medford, OR

Location:

  • Medford, OR

Activity

  • Robin Miller, MD - Medford, OR - Integrative Medicine
    Robin Miller, MD answered:
    Ginger has been used as a stomach remedy for over 2000 years.  It is especially good for treating and preventing certain types of nausea.

    There have been many studies that have found that ginger worked better than placebo for preventing nausea in sailors prone to motion sickness.  In a study of healthy...Read More
  • Robin Miller, MD - Medford, OR - Integrative Medicine
    Robin Miller, MD answered:
    Everyone experiences acupuncture differently and so there may be no discomfort for you. Some people feel a very mild discomfort when the acupuncture needle pierces the skin. When the needle is tapped into the energy channel, some people may feel a minimal cramp-like sensation.  There are certain parts of the...Read More
  • Robin Miller, MD - Medford, OR - Integrative Medicine
    Robin Miller, MD answered:
    If a patient were diagnosed with a serious disease such as cancer or an infection I would not recommend naturopathy alone. Naturopathy utilizes complementary treatments to help the body to heal. These may include exercise, nutrition, herbal remedies, massage and acupuncture.  Naturopaths rarely use co...Read More
  • Robin Miller, MD - Medford, OR - Integrative Medicine
    Robin Miller, MD answered:
    The reasons people meditate are as varied as the types of mediation that are available. Many people meditate as part of their religious or spiritual practice while others use it for medical purposes.
    Since the early 1970’s in the United States, there has been an increased interest in meditation for its the...Read More
  • Robin Miller, MD - Medford, OR - Integrative Medicine
    Robin Miller, MD answered:
    Music therapy utilizes all aspects of music to improve the health and wellbeing of patients. The ability of music to move listeners emotionally and physically is something that has been recognized for ages. However, the first program that was designed to train music therapists in order to utilize...Read More
  • Robin Miller, MD - Medford, OR - Integrative Medicine
    Robin Miller, MD answered:
    Hypnosis works by putting the subject into a trance that is similar to a daydream state. This allows the increased awareness of the subconscious mind, which becomes open to the suggestions of the hynpotherapist. Unlike sessions seen on TV and the movies, you cannot be made to do something you do not want...Read More
  • Robin Miller, MD - Medford, OR - Integrative Medicine
    Robin Miller, MD answered:
    Just because an herb is considered natural does not mean it is safe. Herbal remedies do not undergo the intense scrutiny that prescription drugs go through in the United States. Sometimes the remedies, especially from foreign countries, may be contaminated with things such as lead or mercury and even...Read More
  • Robin Miller, MD - Medford, OR - Integrative Medicine
    Robin Miller, MD answered:
    Acupuncture is a medical practice that has been used for over 2000 years, originating in China and Eastern Asia.  It involves the manipulation of very thin metal needles inserted into points on the body.
    The theory behind acupuncture is that there are two main forces in the body: Yin, which is cold and passive,...Read More
  • Robin Miller, MD - Medford, OR - Integrative Medicine
    Robin Miller, MD answered:
    For good care you need to tell your doctor about all the alternative medicine practices you are doing. It is especially important that you let your doctor know which herbal remedies you are taking. Often times there may be interactions with regular medications. For example St. Johns Wort, which is...Read More
  • Robin Miller, MD - Medford, OR - Integrative Medicine
    Robin Miller, MD answered:
    It is important to take good fish oil supplements to prevent exposure to toxins. Mercury used to be a concern many years ago but fish oil in the US is for the most part mercury free. However, recently high levels of PCB’s have been found in some of the popular brands of fish oil. Most of the products...Read More
  • Robin Miller, MD - Medford, OR - Integrative Medicine
    Robin Miller, MD posted a photo:
    As an adult you may think you’re done with immunizations, but guess what? You’re not! http://bit.ly/1tfU7vz
  • Robin Miller, MD - Medford, OR - Integrative Medicine
    Robin Miller, MD answered:
    Regular exercise is important for overall health. We are all looking for the fountain of youth. It is not in a pill it is right there for each of us; it is exercise. Regular exercise is important for a healthy brain and a healthy heart. It helps to prevent depression and improve mood. It can keep...Read More
  • Robin Miller, MD - Medford, OR - Integrative Medicine
    Robin Miller, MD answered:
    Walking is great exercise. It can be a wonderful way to get your daily aerobic exercise. It only requires motivation and good shoes. Daily exercise with walking just 30 minutes a day can cut your risk for breast cancer in half. It can also help you to maintain a healthy weight, lower blood pressure, lower LDL or “...Read More
  • Robin Miller, MD - Medford, OR - Integrative Medicine
    Robin Miller, MD answered:
    The placebo response is not something that is just in a person’s mind. It is a powerful response that has and continues to be studied extensively. I was first introduced to the placebo effect in medical school.  One of my colleagues gave me an aspirin for my headache. He asked me how long it took to work...Read More