What Is Holistic Medicine?
Holistic health care providers aim to treat the whole person, not only the specific problem that has arisen. Healing philosophy in the holistic realm views the patient’s body, mind, and spirit as one.
When interviewing health care providers, you’ll want to find someone who is a good listener, empathetic and compassionate. A great holistic health care practitioner will be open-minded and a life-long learner, too.
It may take a few tries to find someone with whom you can feel comfortable and connect, but once you find the right provider for you, the long quest will have been worth it.
Steps to Finding A Great Holistic Health Practitioner
One great way to find an excellent holistic medicine provider is to ask others for recommendations. If they have a perfect candidate, give them a try.
Read Reviews There are several natural health provider databases available online: The Alliance for Natural Health, the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, or Women in Balance for starters.
Know the Certifications
If you seek a general practitioner, you may look for a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (N.D.) or a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) to be your primary caregiver.
All reputable providers will offer a consultation session with no obligation; this will allow you to meet several to determine which one feels like a good fit.
Don't be afraid to leave and try someone else if a provider doesn’t to be a good fit. Your health is very important, so the health care provider you choose is too.
Congratulations on taking the first steps into the world of holistic medicine. It will change your life and overall health. It's time to take action, you'll be glad you did!
Your Search Will Be Worth It