Integrative Medicine and speech

Written by: Dr. Óscar Biurrun Unzué
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Dr. Biurron explains how speech therapy and integrative medicine combine to solve patient disorders more completely.



Speech therapy centers its action on disorders of voice, speech, language, hearing (hearing and understanding) and orofacial functions, both in children and adults.

It deals, therefore, with Human Communication, which is a fundamental aspect for people, as relational beings that we are. Every problem is implicit in this area, apart from the logical operational problems for everyday life, a whole series of derivatives in the physical, psychic and emotional plane, which, at times, can be more limiting than the initial disorder itself. The approach of this whole set of phenomena transcends the area of ​​action characteristic of speech therapy given that it goes deep into the clinical field, and even within it it is difficult to provide homogeneous resources, since the intervention of different dispersed health professionals may be necessary. between the methodological, the philosophical and the operational, with the consequent loss of argument coherence.

In the DNA of Integrative Medicine (MI), as a synergistic discipline that links knowledge supported by scientific rigor coming from Conventional and Natural Medicine, it is considered as indivisible as a whole the physical, psychic and emotional aspects of the person, both in a situation of health as well as illness and always providing proactive attention to preventive aspects. For this reason, the IM can effectively and efficiently accept all of the aforementioned set of aspects related to speech therapy processes.

In our case, MI is structured around knowledge from Conventional Medicine, Speech Therapy and Natural Medicine, the latter in its aspects of: Acupuncture (Auricular-Acupuncture is preferred in children) / Traditional Chinese Medicine, Phytotherapy (plants) , Homeopathy and Medical Nutrition- as well as Neurosensory Stimulation techniques (Psycho-phono-audiology): Tomatís Techniques.

The fact that the MI is in medical hands is, in addition, a guarantee of efficacy and safety, since it avoids the potentially serious dangers derived from the professional intrusiveness of supposed non-medical naturopaths who do not know, for obvious regulated formative absence, the details doctors of the pathologies that can be treated (which are studied in depth during the career of Medicine, specialization MIR and its inherent continuing education), as well as the logopédicos details (except if it is speech therapist) and the behavior of conventional medical treatments and their interactions with natural remedies, which can sometimes be very intense.

Thus, as speech therapists and pioneers in MI, we provide our experience in the Integrative Treatment of: speech and language development problems, psychomotor retardation, school maladjustment, hyperactivity, attention disorders, intelligibility problems (with or without hearing loss), alterations of listening, dysphonia, alterations in children's behavior, alterations in childhood sleep (sleepwalking, night terrors, insomnia ...), problems of tooth malposition, alterations of the orofacial muscles, atypical swallowing, enuresis ...

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By Dr. Óscar Biurrun Unzué
Speech therapy

Dr. Biurrun is a prestigious otolaryngologist and speech therapist. By combining the contents both disciplines provides a complete and multidimensional vision of the problems of voice, speech, language and hearing in all its aspects, namely: medical, surgical, prosthetic and / or rehabilitative approach. Otorhinolaryngologist and prestigious speech therapist with more than 25 years of experience. Pioneer in Spain in the diagnosis and treatment of Sleep Disorders, in general, and Sleep Apnea Syndrome in particular, namely: first publication about it in 1990, Cum Laude doctoral thesis in 1993, Cesar Beltrán 1998 Award, multiple research scholarships etc. He has worked in various Catalan hospitals, as well as professor of courses and masters of the specialty. Pioneer in Spain in the application of the methods of Integrative Medicine (Union of Conventional and Natural Medicine: Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Phytotherapy, Homeopathy, Medical Nutrition ...) in its search for diagnostic and therapeutic excellence, is to say to obtain the maximum effectiveness with the minimum adverse effects, and in his holistic conception of the person (Body, Psyche and Emotions). He has highlighted, in addition to his contribution to General Otolaryngology, in the field of Medical Audiology: Comprehensive Diagnosis and Treatment of Hearing Losses, Tinnitus (noises in the ears), Alterations of Balance etc and in the field of Human Voice Alterations . Dynamic and passionate science, in addition to an extensive curriculum of publications, books, courses and lectures and stays abroad (Stanford University, Mutualidad Argentina de Hipoacúsicos etc) has a patent of invention. His intense professional and scientific career has earned him the status of Permanent Member of the Ramón y Cajal Illustrious Academy of Health Sciences (June 2018)

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