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Does holistic health mean integrative medicine?

Does holistic health mean integrative medicine?

No: Integrative medicine embodies holistic health principles (creating wellness in mind-body-spirit: i.e. Whole person health care) but holistic health can be practiced by anyone, anywhere. ...Read more

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Dr. James Wright
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Holistic Medicine (Definition)

Holistic medicine addresses the whole person: mind, body and spirit. Holistic medical practitioners generally integrate alternative and complementary therapies such as nutritional medicine, herbal medicine, acupuncture, and homeopathy with conventional therapies, and focus on the importance of diet, lifestyle, and stress reduction to achieve ...Read more


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What is a holistic health practitioner?

What is a holistic health practitioner?

Address whole person: Holistic practitioners treat the whole person: mind, body & spirit in the context of their environment. They search for the underlying causes of illness, and pay attention to the role of diet, lifestyle and mind-body interactions. They tend to use nutrition, herbs and other natural therapies in conjunction with standard treatments. See http://www.Holisticmedicine.Org/content.Asp?Pl=2&contentid=2. ...Read more

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Can western and chinese medical doctors collaborate?

Can western and chinese medical doctors collaborate?

Yes: More and more western doctors are collaborating with other health professions including chinese medical doctors. Ask your chinese practitioner if they have any recommendations on western doctors that are open or ask your western doctor if they are willing to collaborate. You can try looking into academic medical centers that have integrative medicine or find a holistic or integrative M.D. ...Read more

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How are holistic health practitioners different than regular practitioners?

Address whole person: Holistic practitioners treat the whole person: mind, body & spirit in the context of their environment. They search for the underlying causes of illness, and pay attention to the role of diet, lifestyle and mind-body interactions. They tend to use nutrition, herbs and other natural therapies in conjunction with standard treatments. See http://www.Holisticmedicine.Org/content.Asp?Pl=2&contentid=2. ...Read more

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How are complementary health therapies different from holistic medicine?

How are complementary health therapies different from holistic medicine?

Holistic Medicine: "complementary health therapies" may be practiced by non-physicians, and are usually used along with ongoing conventional treatments. "holistic medicine" is practiced by physicians, and is the art and science of healing that addresses the whole person. It integrates conventional and complementary therapies to promote optimal health, and prevent and treat disease. http://www.holisticmedicine.org. ...Read more

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Could you suggest good herbal, natural, holistic cures?

Many remedies: This depends on what you are trying to treat. Depending on the issue, there may be a number of natural alternatives. ...Read more

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Medicine, traditional chinese medicine, chiropractic manipulation, and energy healing --which is legit?

Medicine, traditional chinese medicine, chiropractic manipulation, and energy healing --which is legit?

All legit at times: Obviously "medicine is "legit" but that does not mean it is the only valid approach & many conditions are not helped much by conventional medicine.There is scientific research confirming that tcm, chir. And energy healing can be beneficial, but it depends on the condition. Like medicine, each of these can each help some conditions more than others & some practitioners are more skilled than others. ...Read more

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What's your opinion of chiropractors, acupuncturists, naturopaths and other alternative medicine specialists?

What's your opinion of chiropractors, acupuncturists, naturopaths and other alternative medicine specialists?

Good but it depends: Some practitioners in all fields of medicine are better at it than others. Some are too opinionated to get good answers, some more skilled than others, some curious to dig deep and have great instincts too. But generally speaking, I am delighted that more and more people are gaining access to real healthcare instead of getting hooked on pharmaceuticals and dealing with the side effects. ...Read more

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What is good naturopathic health website?

Bastyr: www.bastyr.edu is as close to an on-the-level naturopathic group as you're going to find. Anybody who's offering "natural medicine" as a complete system of health care is kidding you and perhaps themselves. The folks at bastyr seems interested in figuring out what natural remedies actually work, just as the law forces mainstream physicians to do with our systems of diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Whats holistic, complementary and alternative medicine?

Whats holistic, complementary and alternative medicine?

Whole Person: Holistic (and integrative) medicine is healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person, including all aspects of lifestyle. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship between practitioner and patient, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapies (including. "alternative" & "complementary" medicine = those not usually taught in conventional med schools. ...Read more

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In oriental medicine acupuncture good for any particular conditions?

In oriental medicine acupuncture good for any particular conditions?

Good for a lot of: Conditions you could read a lot about, it is real, it is not a fake. ...Read more

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How can western and chinese medical doctors collaborate?

How can western and chinese medical doctors collaborate?

Communication!: You need to find two practitioners who are willing to try to communicate. I've had some chinese medical doctors who have absolutely refused to talk to me, and others who are happy to collaborate on patients. Even though western and chinese doctors look at the body in different ways (biochemistry versus chi, meridians...), it does not mean they cannot talk and collaborate. Pejman katiraei. ...Read more

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Traditional chinese medicine for fecal impaction?

Traditional chinese medicine for fecal impaction?

Not sure: Many of our medicines are derived from plants in our environment. If traditional chinese medicine means using some herbs with mild laxative effect (we still have these in our natural food stores!), more water intake, and perhaps a gentle enema, that seems reasonable. However, i can't see how acupuncture would aid. If this doesn't improve quickly, see your doctor: there may be a more serious cause. ...Read more

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What are natural health practitioners?

What are natural health practitioners?

Varies..: This is a broad category with no real definition, legal or otherwise. The inference is that they are not using drugs or surgery, but the range of approaches used is broad. Anyone can call themselves this, so you need to check to see what each persons credentials are. ...Read more

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What's your opinion of acupuncturists, naturopaths?

What's your opinion of acupuncturists, naturopaths?

Mixed feeling: Naturopaths mostly survive by debunking conventional doctors and make money selling unregulated and untested potions of dubious merit. Save your money. Acupuncture has some merit and there are clinical trials documenting the value in certain conditions. ...Read more

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Is holistic medicine actually? Legitimate?

Is holistic medicine actually? Legitimate?

Yes, it is: Holistic medicine is a legitimate field. Its body of expertise includes whole-person health, nutrition, mind-body interventions, tcm/acupuncture, herbs, energy medicine, homeopathy, manual medicine, spirituality, and more. Physicians who practice holistic medicine come from from many specialties. There is an american board of holistic integrative medicine: see http://www.Abihm.Org/ for info. ...Read more

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Any good herbal plant teas for uti?

Any good herbal plant teas for uti?

Not that I know: If you want to try something over the counter, use cranberry tablets or cranberry juice. You can also alternate one day of cranberry juice intake with another day of ice tea for a weak. This changes urine ph and can cure uti, although not high likelihood. May end up needing antibiotics. The claim of fame for cranberry is in the prevention of uti, not treating it. ...Read more

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Where can I read about ancient chinese medicine phytotherapy?

Where can I read about ancient chinese medicine phytotherapy?

Chinese Medicine: Chinese herbs are given in the context of traditional chinese medicine. It's important to consider them a part of a whole system of care. A couple of resources to get you started include an article: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc1071750/ and a web site: http://nccam.Nih.Gov/health/whatiscam/chinesemed.Htm. ...Read more

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Does traditional chinese medicine cure raynaud's?

Does traditional chinese medicine cure raynaud's?

No cure but may help: There is not a cure, but some research shows that gingko biloba decreases the number of raynaud's vasospasm attacks. Gingko has vasodilator effects. Like other non-fda-regulated medicines, traditional chinese meds are of uncertain purity, composition, strength, etc... Traditional chinese ideas of avoiding cold drinks, cold foods, cold temperatures, wetness from rain or snow, etc... Can be helpful. ...Read more

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