Holistic Medicine (as defined by the American Holistic Medical Association)
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.
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.
At WomanCare, we work to design a program of healing unique for each woman and her situation. We use herbs, botanicals, vitamins and healing through the human energy field. We also use medical technologies (and medical arts, such as surgery) when necessary. We, at WomanCare, have been privileged to facilitate tremendous growth and healing for well women, and for women facing surgery, during menopause, for permanent weight loss, for hormonal imbalances and PMS during pregnancy and birth, for infertility, for sexual function issues, for incontinence and other issues.
Contact your WomanCare physician to see what method is best suited for you.