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What Is Holistic Medicine

Holistic medicine is a treatment approach that focuses on the interdependent aspects of a person. This focused approach achieves optimal health because the individual gains balance with holistic medicine.   WHAT IS HOLISTIC HEALING

What Is Holistic Medicine

This focused approach achieves optimal health because the individual gains balance with holistic medicine.  

What is Holistic Health

When the entire individual is considered, such as their physical, emotional, and spiritual person, and immediate link can be established. It becomes obvious that several aspects of your life and health influence and affect each other. For example, if you consume a large quantity of high acidic food, you shouldn’t be surprised when you begin feeling heartburn symptoms. 

Holistic medicine considers and treats the body as a whole and not just symptoms. Medication to treat one condition may have a negative impact on other areas of your body and health. Belief in holistic medicine relies on the concept that wellbeing is dictated by the different factors in your life. Holistic medicine is a treatment approach that focuses on the interdependent aspects of a person. This focused approach achieves optimal health because the individual gains balance with holistic medicine.  

Doctors who focus on holistic approaches for patients, first focus on prevention and then treatment. A holistic medicine doctor considers a patient’s spirit, body, and mind to improve their total health and wellness. The doctor takes a patient’s entire life situation under consideration when following a holistic approach for treatment. Holistic medicine doctors integrate conventional medical training with holistic approaches for comprehensive medical care.  

When your entire wellbeing is being considered and treated, the body’s inherent healing functions will establish a harmonious balance. Total wellness relies on the interwoven relationship between your emotional, social, and physical states. These states of being influence the quality of your life and can impact your vitality. To enhance your wellbeing, these aspects of your life should be managed and cared for together.  

Holistic Approach To Health 

The practice of holistic medicine is to treat all aspects of the individual but to also define the underlying causes for your symptoms. By identifying the “root cause” of your condition, your doctor will be able to better navigate a treatment course that will minimize the existing symptoms and prevent future reoccurrence of your condition.  

Holistic medicine provides a variety of treatment approaches that can be combined with traditional methods as well. An individual maintains their health and wellness by making positive lifestyle changes and choice.  

Some holistic therapies are: 

  • Acupuncture 
  • Herbal Medicine 
  • Massage therapy 
  • Mental health support 
  • Meditation 
  • Improved nutrition 
  • Yoga  

When contemplating managing your health care needs with a holistic approach, there are a few things to keep in mind. All physicians with a medical degree are able to practice holistic medicine. But not all providers who participate in holistic medicine practices are doctors. Patients should be weary of this difference and anything claiming to provide an immediate cure. 

Holistic Medicine Treatments 

Shakthi Health and Wellness Center offers several safe holistic medicine therapies for patients. “Tools” that Dr. Rao believes could provide benefits to incorporate within integrative medicine approach, she offers, Reiki Therapy, Acupuncture, and Amethyst Bio-Mat treatments.  

Other Approaches: 

Dr. Jyothi Rao offers other approaches to wellness for enhanced vitality for her patients. Patients will have access to nutrition recommendations and advice when training for physical activity. She can evaluate your eating habits and determine ideal ways to incorporate plant based food to improve gut health. Shakthi Health and Wellness Center also offer diagnostic testing to evaluate inflammation levels, hormone balances, and recommendations to reduce stress.  

Shakthi Health and Wellness Center also offers access to infrared sauna therapy. An infrared sauna uses infrared lamps that use electromagnetic radiation as opposed to traditional heating elements. This type of sauna penetrates more deeply than warm air, with better intensity at a lower temperature. Our infrared sauna improves sleeps, promotes better circulation, and enhanced recovery for sore muscles. 

Get Started

If you are interested in learning how a holistic medicine approach can help you, or would like more information about integrative medicine to enhancing your health, CALL Shakthi Health and Wellness Center today! You can speak to one of our dedicated integrative medicine staff members who will set up your consultation with Dr. Jyothi Rao. Dr. Rao is a deeply experienced specialist who will effectively evaluate your symptoms and optimize your body’s vitality. Call (301) 703-5067 and speak to our concierge staff to schedule your appointment today! 

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I came to see Dr. Rao with symptoms of chronic fatigue, abdominal pains, depression, and weight gain. I had seen a couple other doctors and they had found that I had very high inflammation levels and over 15 food allergies/sensitivities. They wanted me to just take prescription drugs, but I wanted more than a quick fix. I wanted my health and my life back!

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Our practice believes enhancing your vitality is possible through holistic lifestyle changes. Integrative medicine focuses on the relationship between your mind, body, and soul. We are mindful of this significant union when supporting your path to whole body wellness. 

Our team is composed of skilled medical professionals who are highly knowledgeable in the practice of holistic integrative therapies. We believe patients shouldn’t have to settle for “quick fixes” for their health.  

Our patients are provided with healing-oriented therapies, combining complementary and conventional medicine to promote whole body wellness.   

Our Center believes in the infinite possibilities of health through finite change to one’s lifestyle. We use diagnostic tests to identify deficiencies and develop treatment plans that puts patients back on the path to health and vitality restoring stability and balance.

We believe patients shouldn’t settle. Our practice is not a revolving door. We listen, and most importantly, we hear you. When it comes to your health and well-being, don’t you want to be heard.