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What is a holistic medicine doctor? A holistic medicine doctor is a physician who considers a patient’s mind, body, and spirit to improve their health and wellness. They are focused on prevention first, and treatment second. Any doctor with a medical degree can practice holistic medicine, but not everyone who practices holistic medicine is a board-certified physician. Some holistic practitioners may call themselves “Doctor” but are not actually licensed to practice traditional medicine. The MindBody Connection: Treating the Whole You At the heart of holistic medicine is the idea of the mind-body connection. Essentially, it means that thoughts and feelings can positively or negatively affect our physical health. Most of the medical advice we receive is focused on the body—eat right, exercise, and get enough sleep. But even if you do all of these things right, stress, anxiety, and depression can still have negative effects on your health. It also works the other way around—a poor physical state can have negative effects on your mental health, too. A holistic doctor takes this complex relationship between mind and body into account to provide a comprehensive treatment plan for their patients. Benefits of a Holistic Approach to Patient Care When physicians apply a holistic approach to their daily practice, there are a number of benefits for both patients and doctors alike. Personalized Care. Holistic medicine considers all of the elements of a patient’s health, not just their physical symptoms. This helps doctors to make more personalized recommendations. A Relationship Based on Trust. Holistic doctors take an empathetic approach to care and treat patients as individuals, not just a list of symptoms on a clipboard. This philosophy helps to create a patient-doctor relationship based on trust. Patient Empowerment. The holistic approach to care empowers patients to take control of their own health and wellness. Everyone knows that they should eat healthier and exercise more, but actually committing to a wellness plan is difficult. Holistic doctors understand this. Instead of listing off recommendations, they include the patient in the conversation to find out what lifestyle changes work best for them. The Holistic Approach to Disease Prevention Holistic medicine is a practice that takes disease prevention very seriously. Preventative care can significantly improve a patient’s quality of life by reducing the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. To help their patients maintain a healthy lifestyle, a holistic doctor may recommend regular health screenings, nutritional counseling, and stress- reducing treatments such as meditation or massage therapy. Improving your health holistically is a gradual process, not an overnight change. Meeting with a holistic doctor once a year can help you stay on track and continue to make better choices for your well-being. What is the Difference Between Naturopathic & Holistic Medicine? In the past century, conventional medicine has seen some amazing advancements in fields such as emergency medicine, pathology, surgical interventions, and more. However, it has also received criticisms for categorizing each system individually and treating symptoms instead of recognizing the interdependency of the whole person—body, emotions, mind, and spirit—and seeking to treat underlying causes of disease. Because of this, many individuals are recognizing the need for restoring and maintaining holistic, whole-person health. One question many people ask is the difference between naturopathic and holistic medicine. The Difference Between Naturopathic & Holistic Medicine The difference between naturopathic medicine and holistic medicine is that naturopathic medicine is its own discipline of medicine with specific training rooted in natural remedies while holistic medicine is practiced by physicians with conventional medical training who have a holistic philosophy that centers on a mind-body-spirit approach to medicine. Naturopathy uses natural remedies to help the body heal itself. It is a defined medical modality that uses primarily natural remedies such as herbs, massage, acupuncture, and exercise to restore and sustain health. Holistic medicine, however, is an ethos or philosophy of medicine used by physicians who have completed conventional medical training but also believe in treating the whole person—body, spirit, mind, and emotions—to restore and maintain health. Because of its restorative and self-healing approach, naturopathy is also often used in integrative medicine and holistic medicine, which embrace conventional medicine in combination with other medical modalities to achieve whole-person health. WHAT IS NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE & HOW DOES IT COMPARE TO HOLISTIC MEDICINE? Naturopathic medicine is the use of natural remedies to help the body heal itself. A naturopathic doctor will use remedies such as herbs, homeopathy, massage therapy, acupuncture, counseling, and nutritional coaching to enable the body to restore and maintain whole-person health. Examples of naturopathic medicine treatments include: Stress reduction Homeopathy, or the use of minute natural substances to trigger the body’s natural defenses Herbs Massage Acupuncture Exercise Therapy Nutritional Counseling Detoxification Psychotherapy & Counseling Naturopathic medicine often uses holistic medicine philosophies to treat the whole person—body, emotions, and spirit. it also places great importance on how all systems of the body—including the mind and gut—influence physical and emotional health. WHAT IS HOLISTIC MEDICINE? Holistic medicine is a medical philosophy that believes a person can achieve optimal health by restoring and maintaining health not only of the body, but of the mind, spirit, and emotions as well. Holistic medicine is practiced by physicians who have undergone conventional medical training but also have a holistic philosophy that centers on a mind-body-spirit approach to medicine. One of the most popular forms of holistic medicine is holistic and integrative medicine, which combines conventional medicine with functional, alternative, and naturopathic medicine to achieve holistic health.
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Natural - Holistic Medicine

What is a holistic medicine doctor? A holistic medicine doctor is a physician who considers a patient’s mind, body, and spirit to improve their health and wellness. They are focused on prevention first, and treatment second. Any doctor with a medical degree can practice holistic medicine, but not everyone who practices holistic medicine is a board-certified physician. Some holistic practitioners may call themselves “Doctor” but are not actually licensed to practice traditional medicine. The MindBody Connection: Treating the Whole You At the heart of holistic medicine is the idea of the mind-body connection. Essentially, it means that thoughts and feelings can positively or negatively affect our physical health. Most of the medical advice we receive is focused on the body—eat right, exercise, and get enough sleep. But even if you do all of these things right, stress, anxiety, and depression can still have negative effects on your health. It also works the other way around—a poor physical state can have negative effects on your mental health, too. A holistic doctor takes this complex relationship between mind and body into account to provide a comprehensive treatment plan for their patients. Benefits of a Holistic Approach to Patient Care When physicians apply a holistic approach to their daily practice, there are a number of benefits for both patients and doctors alike. Personalized Care. Holistic medicine considers all of the elements of a patient’s health, not just their physical symptoms. This helps doctors to make more personalized recommendations. A Relationship Based on Trust. Holistic doctors take an empathetic approach to care and treat patients as individuals, not just a list of symptoms on a clipboard. This philosophy helps to create a patient-doctor relationship based on trust. Patient Empowerment. The holistic approach to care empowers patients to take control of their own health and wellness. Everyone knows that they should eat healthier and exercise more, but actually committing to a wellness plan is difficult. Holistic doctors understand this. Instead of listing off recommendations, they include the patient in the conversation to find out what lifestyle changes work best for them. The Holistic Approach to Disease Prevention Holistic medicine is a practice that takes disease prevention very seriously. Preventative care can significantly improve a patient’s quality of life by reducing the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. To help their patients maintain a healthy lifestyle, a holistic doctor may recommend regular health screenings, nutritional counseling, and stress- reducing treatments such as meditation or massage therapy. Improving your health holistically is a gradual process, not an overnight change. Meeting with a holistic doctor once a year can help you stay on track and continue to make better choices for your well- being. What is the Difference Between Naturopathic & Holistic Medicine? In the past century, conventional medicine has seen some amazing advancements in fields such as emergency medicine, pathology, surgical interventions, and more. However, it has also received criticisms for categorizing each system individually and treating symptoms instead of recognizing the interdependency of the whole person—body, emotions, mind, and spirit—and seeking to treat underlying causes of disease. Because of this, many individuals are recognizing the need for restoring and maintaining holistic, whole- person health. One question many people ask is the difference between naturopathic and holistic medicine. The Difference Between Naturopathic & Holistic Medicine The difference between naturopathic medicine and holistic medicine is that naturopathic medicine is its own discipline of medicine with specific training rooted in natural remedies while holistic medicine is practiced by physicians with conventional medical training who have a holistic philosophy that centers on a mind-body-spirit approach to medicine. Naturopathy uses natural remedies to help the body heal itself. It is a defined medical modality that uses primarily natural remedies such as herbs, massage, acupuncture, and exercise to restore and sustain health. Holistic medicine, however, is an ethos or philosophy of medicine used by physicians who have completed conventional medical training but also believe in treating the whole person—body, spirit, mind, and emotions—to restore and maintain health. Because of its restorative and self-healing approach, naturopathy is also often used in integrative medicine and holistic medicine, which embrace conventional medicine in combination with other medical modalities to achieve whole-person health. WHAT IS NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE & HOW DOES IT COMPARE TO HOLISTIC MEDICINE? Naturopathic medicine is the use of natural remedies to help the body heal itself. A naturopathic doctor will use remedies such as herbs, homeopathy, massage therapy, acupuncture, counseling, and nutritional coaching to enable the body to restore and maintain whole-person health. Examples of naturopathic medicine treatments include: Stress reduction Homeopathy, or the use of minute natural substances to trigger the body’s natural defenses Herbs Massage Acupuncture Exercise Therapy Nutritional Counseling Detoxification Psychotherapy & Counseling Naturopathic medicine often uses holistic medicine philosophies to treat the whole person—body, emotions, and spirit. it also places great importance on how all systems of the body—including the mind and gut—influence physical and emotional health. WHAT IS HOLISTIC MEDICINE? Holistic medicine is a medical philosophy that believes a person can achieve optimal health by restoring and maintaining health not only of the body, but of the mind, spirit, and emotions as well. Holistic medicine is practiced by physicians who have undergone conventional medical training but also have a holistic philosophy that centers on a mind- body-spirit approach to medicine. One of the most popular forms of holistic medicine is holistic and integrative medicine, which combines conventional medicine with functional, alternative, and naturopathic medicine to achieve holistic health.
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