Natural Alternative Medicine
Natural alternative medicine is a broad term which encompasses treatments which take into account not just the patient’s physical problems, but their mind, body, spirit and emotions as well. Alternative medicine doctors can prescribe conventional medications and treatments but they first look at underlying issues and which lifestyle changes could improve the patient’s condition.
What can natural alternative medicine do for me?
Alternative medicine includes many different procedures, including:
- massage therapy
- traditional Chinese medicine
- Western medicine
- diet changes
- lifestyle changes
Natural Alternative Medicine Diagnoses
Total Health Primary Care, PLLC can help you determine the best course of treatment for your condition. Most visits begin with a physical examination to determine the root of the problem. Gathering family and medical history also helps your provider pinpoint any underlying problems which may come into play. Total Health Primary Care, PLLC also takes your lifestyle into account when determining a diagnosis. Combining all of these clues will help your provider see the root of your problem so she can find the best and most effective treatment for you.
Natural Alternative Medicine Treatments
Total Health Primary Care, PLLC is your number one source of information on your condition and treatment options. Considering the body’s natural healing abilities is an important factor in alternative medicine and finding the best course of treatment for you. Additionally, learning about and adopting healthy lifestyle choices helps bring your whole body into tune so its different parts work together to keep you healthy. Your provider may use alternative medicine alongside traditional medicine to treat your condition.
When people think of health they often think about how they physically feel. Are they dealing with a chronic health problem? Are they fighting a cold? We often base our health on how our organs and systems are functioning, but there is so much more to think about than that.
Holistic medicine offers primary medical care to help improve all facets of your life, from physical health to even emotional and spiritual elements, as well. How you feel affects your health. While we may not always consider this, it’s important to step back and understand that our emotional wellbeing can play into how good we feel and how well our bodies function. In holistic medicine, everything is interconnected and our goal is to focus on treating the whole person rather than just one specific part.
Holistic medicine provides a variety of healing methods, from traditional treatment options that you’ve come to know to alternative therapies that could also provide the relief you’ve been looking for. Consider it this way, when you come in for holistic care you won’t just walk out with a prescription to tackle your symptoms, we will also look at your lifestyle, diet, stress, mental health conditions and spirituality to determine if any of these everyday elements could be tweaked to improve your health symptoms.
While medications and other options may help manage your symptoms, they don’t always treat the underlying problem. By identifying what lifestyle changes to make, you could end up getting rid of your symptoms altogether.
Common practices of holistic medication include providing the education patients needs to make modifications to their daily lives and activities to improve on their symptoms and conditions. We may determine that exercising more could help reduce your stress levels or that your current diet might be causing your frequent headaches.
Along with the common traditional medications and treatments we provide here at Total Health Primary Care, PLLC, we can also recommend alternative treatment options. The goal of Total Health Primary Care, PLLC is to provide comprehensive medical care to you and your family that benefits you mind, body and spirit.
If you want to find out more about alternative or holistic medicine and what it can do for you, then it’s time you call us today at (210) 654-9300.