The holistic approach to healing the body has been around for thousands of years. In fact Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, emphasized the body’s ability to heal itself. The physicians, doctors and practitioners at FirstCare Medical center in Highland, near New Paltz and Poughkeepsie are well versed in holistic treatments.
But what exactly is holistic medicine and what can you expect when you arrive at FirstCare Medical Center?
Holistic medical treatments take into consideration the entire person–body, mind, emotions, and spirit. By gaining balance in these areas, it is possible to achieve better health.
The holistic approach considers not only the whole body, but the lifestyle of the patient. Stress levels, nutritional value of the present diet, sleep patterns, and activity level are integral parts of a diagnosis. This approach will treat the illness and not the symptoms.
Through a series of questions and tests, the holistic method will address the following:
- Is your body receiving adequate nutrition from your daily diet?
- Are you drinking enough water?
- Are you getting enough sleep each night?
- How much physical activity do you participate in daily?
- Are you stressed?
- How do you relax?
- Do you meditate/pray/participate in yoga?
During the course of your visit with us, we will discuss the symptoms that prompted your visit with us, what daily habits you can change to bring balance to your body, and what natural and or modern medicines will be effective in helping you achieve balance and healing. Some of the other options included in holistic medicine are:
- chiropractic care
- massage therapy
Do your homework when seeking holistic medical care. Ask questions. Read up. We advocate personal responsibility in achieving optimal health. We can provide the education and medical expertise you need that leads to healthy living.