What is Holistic Health & Medicine?
by Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine
Holistic medicine is the art and science of healing that addresses the whole person – body, mind, and soul. The practice of holistic medicine integrates allopathic, natural and alternative therapies to bring and promote optimal health. It encompasses safe and person-specific modalities for imablance in the body. Holistic care looks at the physical, nutritional, environmental, emotional, spiritual and overall lifestyle to deterimne the best protocol for the client. Our greatest goal is to bring education, encouragment and empowerment to our clients to equip them to be forefront and active in their healing process.
Principles of Holistic Medicine & Therapy
Holistic practitioners embrace a variety of safe, effective options in their therapies, including: education for lifestyle changes, self-care and complementary alternatives.
Searching for the root causes of dis-ease is preferable to managing symptoms alone.
Holistic practitioners expend much effort in establishing what kind of dis-ease a client has and how to bring the body back into balance. We do not diagnose, we work with the client to discover the imbalances based on the information gathered between client and practitioner.
Illness is viewed as a manifestation of a dysfunction or imbalance of the whole person, not as an isolated event.
A major determinant of healing outcomes is the quality of the relationship established between practitioner and client, this is why spending an hour in the first consultation is important.
The ideal practitioner-client relationship considers the needs, desires, awareness and insight of the client as well as those of the practitioner.
Holistic medicine can include but is not limited to herbs, homeopathics, essential oils, supplements, massage, energy balance, chiropractic, acupuncture & detoxification, to name a few.
Holistic practitioners encourage clients to invoke the healing power of love, hope, humor and enthusiasm, and to release the toxic consequences of hostility, shame, greed, depression, and prolonged fear, anger, and grief.
Unconditional love is life’s most powerful medicine. Holistic practitioners strive to adopt an attitude of unconditional love for clients, themselves, and other practitioners.
Optimal health is much more than the absence of sickness. It is the conscious pursuit of the highest qualities of the physical, environmental, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social aspects of the human experience.
WHAT TO EXPECT IN THE APPOINTMENT?
The initial consultation is to take a comprehensive look at your current health issues. In the hour session we will review your health history, questions, concerns, wellness goals, discuss body systems, diet, medications, and review any supplements you are currently taking. We will also explore any mental, emotional, and spiritual concerns related to your current health issues. Recommendations will be made at the end of the consultation. These can include herbal formulas, essential oils, homeopathics, flower essences, lifestyle changes, diet modification, massage, accupuncture, chiropractic care, energy healing and other modalities. Again, each person is unique in how they process illness and dis-ease. The bigger the tool box the greater chance of bringing healing and balance back to the body and soul.
Initial consultations can be done in person at our clinical office or via Skype, Facetime and phone. Out calls are available, please call for fees and arrangements.
FOLLOW UP CONSULTATIONS
Please do not neglect to follow up. These appointments are important to discuss your experiences with the current protocol you are on and to discuss whether we will need to modify your protocol, dosage or begin the next steps in your healing journey. Connection and feedback are important!
COST OF HERBS/SUPPLEMENTS/THERAPIES
The cost of herbs is not included in the consultation. Prices range from $30 - $75 for a one month supply, depending on protocol.
It is recommended that clients follow up at least one month after the initial appointment. Most clients will need to stay on a protocol for 3-9 months, depending on the nature of the imbalance and if it is chronic. Please do not allow your protocol to lapse or herbs to run out. Give yourself enough time to refill and reconnect. The goal is to give your body the time and medicine it needs to heal so that you do not have to continue taking herbs/supplements or therapies. The end result is to have your body in balance!
Initial Office Visit 1 hour $150
Follow Up Visit 30 min. $75
Phone Visit. 15 min. $35
Investing in yourself is important, in fact it is the most important thing you can do!
By appointment only. Appointments can be done in office, Skype or Facetime
The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.