Alternative Medicine Specialist

Vital Health Scores

Integrative Diagnostic & Treatment Center located in Traverse City, MI

Treatments outside of traditional medicine are readily available to improve your health. Nearly 40% of adults in the United States use some form of alternative treatment to prevent or manage a health condition. At Vital Health Scores in Traverse City, Michigan, Douglas Wigton, DO, is an alternative medicine specialist known for his innovative and personal approach to medical care. If you’re seeking alternative treatments to optimize your health, call the office today or schedule an appointment online.

Alternative Medicine Q & A

What is alternative medicine?

Alternative medicine refers to a type of medical practice that uses non-traditional medical treatments to improve health. It’s also sometimes referred to as integrative or complementary medicine.

A large percentage of women and men in the United States use a form of alternative medicine to manage health and disease in combination with traditional medicine.

Dr. Wigton uses alternative medicine to pursue the root cause of a disease rather than treat only the symptoms. He has been providing alternative medical treatments to his patients in Traverse City for more than 40 years.  

What are alternative medicine treatments?

Dr. Wigton provides ultraviolet blood irradiation, prolotherapy, and chelation therapy to improve health.

Ultraviolet blood irradiation

Ultraviolet blood irradiation is a safe and effective light therapy treatment Dr. Wigton uses to improve immune health and function and treat infections and autoimmune disorders. This treatment is also an alternative treatment for neuropathy.


Dr. Wigton may recommend prolotherapy to treat joint, muscle, or back pain. The injection triggers the growth of healthier tissue to reduce discomfort and improve function.

Chelation therapy

Dr. Wigton uses chelation therapy as a treatment for vascular plaque buildup and heavy metal poisoning.

What are alternative medicine tests?

To identify the root cause of the health problems, Dr. Wigton relies on alternative medicine tests to assess health, including ultrasound, body composition, heavy metal testing, and breast cancer thermography screening.


Dr. Wigton uses ultrasound technology to scan your body, assess your risk of stroke or heart attack, and view the structure of your heart and vascular system. Then, he helps you take steps to improve heart health.

Body composition

Using the DEXA Scanner, Dr. Wigton determines your body composition, bone density, body mass, and resting metabolic rate. He uses the information gathered from this test to improve bone health and assist in weight loss.

Heavy metal testing

Dr. Wigton tests your urine for toxic levels of heavy metals that may affect your health.

Breast cancer screening

To assess your risk of breast cancer, Dr. Wigton uses a minimally invasive infrared camera to capture images of breast tissue and the vascular system to assess for abnormalities.

If you’re looking for alternative treatments to optimize your health, call Dr. Douglas Wigton at Vital Health Scores or schedule an appointment online for a consultation.

*Individual results may vary.