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Holistic Medicine

For us, holistic medicine isn’t about hippie-dippie treatments. It’s about using evidence-based treatments and embracing all the tools the health world has to offer. Our Holistic Medicine Doctors help guide and educate you as you use holistic medicine to treat a chronic condition.

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About Holistic Medicine:

Holistic medicine is often seen as incredible and speculative. Nothing could be further from the truth. There’s significant clinical evidence that holistic medicine can enhance the healing process for just about all chronic health conditions. 

Holistic medicine rests on your level of investment. Of course, one acupuncture session and one herb will heal you. The holistic approach is about upgrading all your health and changing your fundamentals.

What is Holistic Medicine?

The essence of holistic medicine is treating the individual as a whole. Holistic Medicine differs in its approach to conventional medicine in that it views the body as an interconnected unit of physical, mental, emotional, energetic, and spiritual wellbeing. Symptoms, illnesses, diseases are not simply a malfunction of the body but more a result of disharmony on a mind-body-soul level. Healing is therefore focused on the person, not the illness or disease. Holistic medicine will help you scrutinize, balance, and enhance every aspect of your life. 

Holistic medicine treatments might include:

  • Sessions with a nutritionist
  • Acupuncture or therapeutic massage sessions
  • Lab tests to identify key imbalances or deficiencies
  • Mental health and stress reduction treatments

Holistic health is about embracing the connected nature of all our health systems and focusing on making life feel better in every dimension. In our Holistic care regimens, you’ll work on changing every area of your life including the way you eat, the way you move, the way you sleep, and perhaps most importantly your stress levels. You’ll also be surprised how your relationships or friendships shift and feel better, how you take more pleasure in your work or resurrect old forgotten goals or find new passions. Holistic health focuses on quality of life and as a result, you’ll find yourself having more fun, taking more pleasure in the simple things, and remembering who you are outside of your condition or health challenges. And if you’re reading this thinking that reality is not available for you, take solace in knowing health and wellbeing is our true nature. With the help of our skilled specialists, you’ll be inspired and supported to take new actions and welcome new results. Sometimes changes can be hard, but as you feel brighter in your body, they can feel organic and expansive in a multitude of ways.

Holistic approaches can be great when paired with conventional medical diagnostics and medications. The truth is, for many people, holistic treatments simply are not enough. That’s why our doctors are trained in both and can help patients navigate both holistic and conventional medicine with a rational, evidence-based approach.

You might find that your treatment plans are a mixture of modalities, including acupuncture, massage, IV Therapy, nutritional changes, herbalism, and supplementation amongst others. However, the fundamentals of holistic medicine are not receiving treatments but taking back control over your life and learning to manage your health again in a sustainable, progressive, and fully empowered way.

What are the principles of holistic medicine?

Holistic medicine is based on the following core principles:

  • Optimal health is the primary goal of holistic medical practice. Holistic medicine continuously pursues the highest level of functioning and balance of physical, environmental, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual wellness.
  • The Healing Power of Love. Knowing that love is life’s most powerful healer, holistic medicine seeks to meet every patient with grace, kindness, acceptance, and spirit without conditions.
  • Whole Person. Holistic medicine views a person as the unity of body, mind, spirit, and the system in which they live.
  • Prevention and treatment. Rather than just managing symptoms, holistic medicine promotes health, prevents illness, and helps raise awareness of the disease in people’s lives. Also, prevention comes first, treatment is secondary.
  • Innate healing power. All people have the innate powers of healing in their bodies, minds, and spirits.
  • Integration of Healing Systems. Holistic practitioners embrace a lifetime of learning about all safe and effective options in diagnosis and treatment. These include lifestyle modification and complementary approaches as well as conventional drugs and surgery.
  • Relationship-centered care. This is concerned with the partnership between the practitioner and the patient. This relationship facilitates patient autonomy and values the needs and insights of both parties. 
  • Individuality. Holistic health care practitioners treat patients seeing them as a whole person with unique needs rather than focusing on the specific illness the patients have.
  • Teaching by Example. Holistic health care practitioners work towards living by the principles they teach and use to treat.
  • Learning opportunities. Every life experience is a learning opportunity for both patients and practitioners including birth, joy, suffering, and the dying process.

What conditions can holistic medicine help to treat?

Holistic medicine helps treat a wide range of health conditions. They include:

  • Headache
  • Back Pain
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Skin infections
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular disease including heart disease, stroke
  • High blood pressure
  • Insomnia
  • Chronic pain
  • Addiction

What are the benefits of holistic medicine?

The following are the benefits of holistic medicine:

  • Focuses on improving overall health. Holistic medicine focuses on the health of every aspect of a person’s life. This includes physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual health.
  • Treats a wide range of conditions. Because holistic care focuses on every aspect of man, it can treat several physical, mental, and social conditions.
  • Uses natural methods. Holistic health care practitioners mostly include natural medications, herbs, supplements, and noninvasive methods in their treatment plans.
  • Reduces the levels of chemicals. In holistic treatment, patients may not use as many pharmaceutical products as they would have if they were only using the traditional method of treating illnesses. With holistic medicine, they could reduce or eliminate these medications.
  • Has lesser side effects. Treatments under holistic care usually have fewer side effects than medications used in conventional medicine. This, however, depends on the patient’s condition.
  • Provides personalized care. Holistic doctors usually have longer and detailed consultation periods with their patients and treat them as individuals and not just as a manifestation of symptoms.
  • Focuses primarily on prevention. Holistic medical care puts prevention first and ensures that diseases are prevented. It also prevents other possible symptoms while treating an illness. It also prevents the need for expensive and prolonged treatments by finding and addressing the root causes of illnesses.
  • May be less expensive. Holistic treatments may be more affordable than other treatments.
  • Empowers patients. Holistic medicine helps patients understand their innate ability to heal themselves and how they are responsible for their wellness.

How effective is holistic medicine in treating health conditions?

Several studies have been carried to assess the effectiveness of holistic medicine in treating different symptoms and conditions. One of these studies include one that assessed women with chronic pelvic pain (CPP). It was gathered that a comprehensive systemic approach that explored physiological and psychological causes of CPP was the best approach to treat CPP. The study reported that a range of treatment options from conventional medicine and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) offered the best care.

Another study reported that integrating traditional Chinese medicine and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) into conventional therapies was the best approach of care for patients with stroke. Stroke patients were found to not only use Western medicine and rehabilitation but also seek TCM and CAM for more holistic health care. In the end, the most positive outcomes were achieved when holistic medicine was practiced.

What do I expect from a holistic doctor?

Working is slightly different from working with a traditional doctor. Unlike traditional doctors who treat symptoms, holistic doctors treat patients as a whole person. They aim to find the underlying causes of diseases, rather than improve symptoms. Hence, they might prescribe different and multiple therapies. For example, if you have back pain, a medical doctor may prescribe a medication for you. However, a holistic doctor may suggest postural therapies, massage, chiropractic treatment, acupuncture, and yoga, amongst others. The holistic doctor may also prescribe medications, alongside supplements like MSM, Glucosamine and Chondroitin, vitamin D, and magnesium. 

Is holistic medicine covered by insurance?

Holistic medicine is still considered alternative medicine and many alternative treatments are not covered by insurance companies. However, services like chiropractic care, therapeutic massage, and acupuncture are not totally regarded as alternative treatments anymore. Hence, they may be (partially) covered by some insurance companies. But to a large extent, most complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments are not covered and require out-of-pocket payments.

Conclusion

To many people, holistic medicine can sound speculative and unscientific. To us, holistic medicine can be every bit as science-based and effective as conventional medicine. Holistic health is about embracing the connected nature of all our health systems and focusing on making life feel better in every dimension. In our Holistic care regimens, you’ll work on changing every area of your life including the way you eat, the way you move, the way you sleep, and perhaps most important your stress levels.

Holistic approaches can be great when paired with conventional medical diagnostics and medications. The truth is, for many people, holistic treatments simply are not enough. That’s why our doctors are trained in both and can help patients navigate both holistic and conventional medicine with a rational, evidence-based approach.

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