Let’s play word association: I say “holistic” and you say. . . “Huh?” Yeah, I get that a lot. When I tell someone that I’m a holistic practitioner they tend to think more witch doctor than health professional. But, contrary to popular belief, I’m neither a nut, nor a charlatan. Holistic health practitioners are committed to helping people feel better, perform better, and look better using safe, non-invasive, and drug-free approaches that get results.
Holistic health practitioners include acupuncturists, homeopaths, herbalists, cranio-sacral therapists, colon hydro-therapists, energy workers (including Healing Touch practitioners and Reiki masters), and nutritional consultants like me. We often work with your doctors, complementing traditional, allopathic approaches. But we also offer alternative solutions to chronic health problems and modalities to prevent disease and achieve optimal health.
Holistic practitioners take a whole-person view—including mental, emotional and social factors, as well as an integrated view of the overall physical condition. Unlike many specialists, we don’t just look at one problem outside of the context of everything else. Holistic practitioners seek out root causes, rather than just trying to put a Band-Aid on a symptom—although we are always interested in helping to address any issues you may be experiencing.
Holistic practitioners take the time to get to know you and to listen to what you have to tell us. The average time a patient spends per visit with their doctor is approximately seven minutes long. Your holistic practitioner will often spend at least an hour or more with you.
Experience a complementary or alternative session with a holistic health practitioner. We are qualified, caring professionals who really want to help. We practice the healing arts, and we take the imperative to first do no harm very, very seriously. We’ll look at all of you, and not just your piece parts.
After all, it’s not woo-woo, it’s not voodoo, it’s holistic, an innovative approach to your health care and the future of medicine.