Sunday, September 27, 2020

There are frequent questions asked regarding alternative medicine and holistic approach so as to have a clear picture of what it entails. Common questions posed about holistic healing include what it is and how it differs from alternative medicine. It means taking holistic approach whereby an exam is done to the whole body system that is body, mind, spirit and emotions, enabling the practitioners to understand the cause and effects hence incorporating holistic treatments, that aim at supporting the health and wellbeing of the client and not just to treat a disorder or symptom. Therefore, it takes into account the factors that affect the well-being of an individual that is the physical health, emotional, spiritual, behavioral and social factors. It distinguishes from alternative medicine such that it goes beyond physical health of a person.


Questions on alternative medicine frequently asked include whether they are safe and what benefits they have. Alternative medical refers to the treatments given to an individual other than those prescribed in other treatments such as conventional medicine. Many of the alternative medicine are safe and effective for many diseases, symptoms, and conditions. There are a variety of alternative medicines that a person could access some of which are AcupunctureAcupressure, dietary supplements, massage therapy, Gua sha among others. The benefits of using alternative medicine include:

•There is no side effect unlike using drugs which often cause adverse reactions to patients.
•It uses the body’s natural healing process in the treatment of conditions.
•Unlike conventional medicine, alternative medicine is cost effective since one has to inquire cost for drugs.
•Boosts the immunity and creates an overall healthier state to a person.


Integrative medicine center is a center that offers a variety of treatment options meant to address the need of those seeking alternative medicine. It addresses the cause of a disease occurrence and not just treating the symptoms, whereby it embraces the western medical approaches such as lab testing, so as to get to the root of the problem, this is known as functional medicine. Services offered at the center include; use of Chinese herbs whose focus is on the restoration of body balance energy and spirit to maintain health, Acupuncture whose aim is to restore a balance of energy and good health to the body, massage therapy, nutrition supplement, integrated approach to fertility, naturopathic therapy and physical therapy among others.

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