What is Holistic Medicine?
Holistic medicine is the art and science of healing that addresses care of the whole person – body, mind, and spirit. The practice of holistic medicine integrates conventional and complementary therapies to promote optimal health, and prevent and treat disease by addressing contributing factors. Holistic healthcare practitioners strive to meet the patient with grace, kindness, acceptance, and spirit without condition, as love is life’s most powerful healer.
In practice, this means that each person is seen as a unique individual, rather than an example of a particular disease. Disease is understood to be the result of physical, emotional, spiritual, social and environmental imbalance. Healing, therefore, takes place naturally when these aspects of life are brought into proper balance. The role of the practitioner is as guide, mentor and role model; the patient must do the work – changing lifestyle, beliefs and old habits in order to facilitate healing. All appropriate methods may be used, from medication to meditation.
People come to me then, with various health concerns; from chronic fatigue, to fibromyalgia, stomach issues, cancer, diabetes, feeling out of touch with themselves, others and their life, sleep disturbances, depression, adrenal fatigue, thyroid issues, heavy metal toxicity, yeast or candida issues, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, just to name a few. Also, there are many people who have taken many rounds of antibiotics and have found themselves feeling completely run down or they no longer have optimal bowel movements. And then there’s those that just need a little fine tuning if you will and need primarily nutritional support. Whatever the health concerns, proper nutrition is always a must. With that said, if you are needing support that is a little different than you’ll find at most San Diego Naturopath offices, simply give me a call or email me today & we can set up a free 10 minute phone consultation to see if what we offer is what you need! No obligation.
My goal is always the same: to help others find their balance, by supporting their body – mind connection through various practices.