Free quarterly e-newsletter designed to provide you with the latest on complementary approaches to prevention and healing. Also, it is important to remember that just as there are side effects of chemotherapies and other types of medical treatments, there are side effects to using holistic breast cancer treatments as well. The National Institute of Health has developed an office to support and research holistic and alternative medicine practices. My experience is one third of my patients will come out of depression just by optimizing their thyroid function. We treat your medical problems, educate you about your health, and transform your life with holistic medicine. Alternative medicine was a term used to express approaches that were separate from conventional medicine.
After the consultation I told her that I will still be seeing my primary Dr and that I will go back for a check up that’s when the holistic Dr said that in some cases her treatment will some times return really bad lab results but the results are irrelevant as long as her treatment made me feel better, yeah right.
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On occasion I have discussions with new clients (and sometimes immediately ex-clients) who prefer their own definitions of holistic medicine. Let’s examine one of the big differences between holistic health and Western medicine: holism versus reductionism. 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. This has unfortunately resulted in the human body simply being viewed as an organism, not able to heal itself, in need of man made chemical medicine to have a better life. Chiropractic Medicine: A health-care system emphasizing structural alignment of the spine.
If you are seeking practitioners who practice integrative health & medicine, connecting with our community members through our Find-A-Provider Directory is a good place to start, as it includes our AIHM interprofessional practitioner community and active physician Diplomates of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine (AIHM).