The major difference between alternative medicine, or what I’ll call holistic health, and Western medicine, is in approach. This appointment will be 40 minutes long and will take place in the Family Medicine Clinic on the 5th floor of the Yawkey building. Singing Bowls Relaxation/Meditation – Invites you to make soothing, harmonic sounds on metal Tibetan bowls to reduce tension and anxiety during this free class.
A philosophical approach to medicine in which all aspects of a patient’s physical and mental condition are evaluated, which may be embraced by practitioners of both mainstream and alternative medicine. It is important to note that, even though you may experience fewer side effects with holistic medicine, you don’t choose to forgo traditional medicine, but add holistic practices to it.
Perhaps holistic approach is one of the major forms of alternative medicine that recommends a person suffering from a disease to be treated not only for its illness, but the whole self in order to reach a higher level of wellness. When disease and chronic conditions do occur, the Holistic Health principles can also be applied.
Holistic medicine allows an individual to be treated naturally and establishes a positive balance between body, mind and spirit. However, DO physicians are also trained in a variety of different manual medicine techniques, such as chiropractic, physical therapy, massage, Reiki, trigger points, Rolfing and Therapeutic Touch.
In diseases such as cancer, treating the cancer in a timely matter is very important in preventing its spread. People believed that they could get away with unhealthy lifestyle choices, and modern medicine would fix” them as problems developed. Holistic medicine is based on the theory that diseases occur from multiple root causes and most often can be positively impacted by treating underlying imbalances within the physical, mental and environmental realms.