What is Holistic Medicine?Whether you are in good health, suffer from pain or illness, or want to slow the aging process, health impacts every facet of life. Holistic medicine includes a variety of treatments steeped in tradition that work to improve the overall health of a patient. Holistic medicine practitioners believe that all parts of the body, mind and spirit must work in concert to keep a person healthy. When one part is not doing its job that imbalance interferes with a person’s overall health. Holistic medicine focuses more on treating the patient rather than prescribing medicines for the specific ailment which can cause additional side effects and fail to treat the underlying cause of the illness. Holistic medicine empowers the patient to understand how to achieve optimal health by finding balance and works to heal the whole person.
One of the principles of Holistic medicine is that the patient holds the power to heal themselves, provided they can restore balance to their life to access that power within. If a patient is struggling with fatigue or a stomach ailment, the practitioner may look for the areas of the patient’s life that are out of balance such as excess stress or an unhealthy diet. The root cause of a bothersome symptom may be entirely different and seem unrelated to the condition a patient seeks to have resolved. A holistic healer may make treatment recommendations to the patient as well as encouraging lifestyle changes that will not only relieve the symptom, but also address the potential causes. This team approach with the practitioner asks that the patient actively participate in their self-care and healing process which increases their chance of success.
Trained Holistic practitioners offer treatments that can aid any patient who chooses to take responsibility for their health. Many treatments are based on ancient philosophies and teachings, natural ingredients that offer medicinal properties, and methods to activate the Life Force (sometimes referred to as Chi, Ki, or Prana). These treatments can relieve pain, fight aging, remove damaging toxins and restore harmony to the patient’s life.
Holistic Treatments Include:
- Chiropractic care
- Massage therapy
- Reiki and Quantum Touch
- Crystal therapy and Crystal Wand Healing
- Nutrition and detoxification
- Hopi Ear Candles
- Aqua Detox
- Therapy and spiritual counseling
Expert practitioners can provide information, guidance, education and assistance as the patient takes steps toward optimal health. Whatever your health goals are, there are treatments and experts that can tailor a treatment plan to help you lead a fuller and healthier life.