Holistic Medicine is a form of healing that considers the whole person — body, mind, spirit, and emotions — in the quest for optimal health and wellness. According to the holistic medicine philosophy, one can achieve optimal health — the primary goal of holistic medicine practice — by gaining proper balance in life.
Holistic medicine practitioners believe that the whole person is made up of interdependent parts and if one part is not working properly, all the other parts will be affected. In this way, if people have imbalances (physical, emotional, or spiritual) in their lives, it can negatively affect their overall health. A holistic doctor will use all forms of health care, from conventional medication to alternative therapies, to bring about optimal health and wellness.
So when a person suffering from migraine headaches pays a visit to a holistic doctor, instead of walking out solely with medications, the doctor will likely take a look at all the potential factors that may be causing the person’s headaches, such as other health problems, diet and sleep habits, stress and personal problems. The treatment plan may involve traditional or natural medicines to relieve symptoms, but also lifestyle modifications to help prevent the headaches from recurring.
We use a variety of treatment techniques to help our patients take responsibility for their own well-being and achieve optimal health. These may include:
- Patient education on lifestyle changes and self-care to promote wellness. This may include diet, exercise, stress reduction methods and more.
- Prescribed nutraceuticals including organic whole food supplements, glandulars, herbs and bio-identical hormones.