Have you ever heard of holistic medicine? If you have, then I’m sure you’re wondering what exactly is a holistic treatment and is it even effective? It can be a difficult subject to wrap your head around. Still, luckily I have been able to identify the main points that precisely describe what exactly is holistic healing and how it can be a beneficial approach to conventional treatment. I become board certified in holistic and integrative medical practice over ten years ago, and here is what a holistic practitioner would describe holistic medicine.
Holistic medicine is a unique approach to healing by considering the whole person rather than just the illness. It includes factors such as the body, mind, spirit, and emotions to better diagnose patients for long term health benefits. This approach is intended to ultimately rebalance a person’s life through proper medical and nutritional guidance. Holistic medical practitioners believe that the whole person is made up of interdependent parts, and if one part is not working correctly, all the other parts will be affected.
How is holistic medicine different from conventional?
Holistic medicine could potentially use many forms of health care, from conventional medication to alternative medicine, to efficiently treat a patient. For example, when a person is suffering from mild to moderate anxiety, instead of merely walking out with medications, the physician will look at all the potential factors that could be causing the anxiety, such as sleeping habits, nutrition, stress, personal problems, and other health issues. A holistic practitioner will likely first try to combat these issues through lifestyle changes with additional support from medication if needed. The overall approach is to try to get to the underlying root of the illness rather than simply covering it up temporarily with medication that could potentially bring other side effects.
Here are some holistic medical treatments
Holistic therapies can include a wide range of techniques to help a person achieve their optimal health. First, we advise our patients to take control of their well being through proper guidance; then, we provide additional support through these standard practices.
- We provide patients with the knowledge necessary to change their daily lifestyle choices through promoting self-care. This can include things such as exercise, dieting, spiritual counseling, and relationships
- Combining complementary and alternative therapies such as acupuncture, chiropractic care, homeopathy, and naturopathy, which are some of the common ones.
How can holistic treatment be beneficial to you?
Many of my patients that I receive are tired of jumping from doctor to doctor because they tell them the same thing. They don’t provide a real solution, and they keep them taking test after test, which can be pointless after a certain point.
This happens because they don’t consider the other internal and external factors that could be assisting in causing illness or disease. This is where my approach is different because I won’t just look at your illness, but instead, I will take into consideration the many other factors that could be causing this. If you have experienced similar treatment, then holistic therapies may be right for you, and I would be more than glad to help you get started on your journey to achieving a stable, long-term well being. Give us a call today to help you take your first step towards optimal health!