What is Holistic Medicine?
Holistic medicine is an approach to treatment and patient care that has not been used in traditional medicine until recently. Holistic medicine is patient centered and incorporates science-based practices and methodologies from multiple disciplines. Holistic approaches to treating patients focus on therapies like herbal remedies, dietary supplements, diet, yoga, meditation, massage therapy, and talk-therapy to help relieve symptoms and heal patients. Many times, holistic approaches are used in combination with traditional medicine in order to ensure the best results and quality of life possible for patients. When holistic medicine is used in combination with traditional medicine, the approach may be called integrative medicine, complementary medicine, or functional medicine.
What are the benefits of Holistic Medicine?
While holistic medicine has not always been popular in the U.S., it has become more of a common practice in recent years. Instead of being disease-centered, holistic medicine is health-centered and focuses on finding the root cause of the problem and prevention of the problem. Holistic approaches can help to reduce fatigue, stress, anxiety, nausea, and pain when other methods have been ineffective. Holistic approaches to treatment may help to decrease the onset of illnesses associated with unhealthy and stressful lifestyles. Holistic approaches are tailored to each patient’s specific needs by the care team.
Why try Holistic Medicine?
Over the past several decades, the environment that people live in has changed drastically. In today’s world, everything moves much more quickly than in the past. This means that people may not be devoting as much time to self-care as they once did and that they may be misinformed about how to care for themselves. Today, people may have more trouble making time to eat a healthy diet, get enough sleep, relax, and enjoy life. Diet, rest, exercise, and mental state can all have an effect on chronic disease. When people eat unhealthy food, some diseases may be triggered earlier in life than they should be. Stress can also have a negative effect on the way one’s body functions. Even when people make time to take care of their bodies and minds on their own, they may be basing their strategies off of misinformed ideas. Misinformation spreads easily in the present day via social media and advertising. It is important that people make sure that the products they are using are safe and that their bodies are actually benefiting from them. It is important to approach fashionable self-care therapies with caution and consult a professional before trying something that may be unsafe. Holistic medicine providers can help people care for themselves effectively and safely and can help improve their lifestyles in a safe and individualized way.
Who should try Holistic Medicine?
Anyone seeking to live a healthier life and prevent future disease may benefit from holistic medicine. Holistic therapies can lessen patient symptoms and can help to improve the everyday lives of those who try these therapies when traditional medicine alone is not relieving symptoms enough. Holistic medicine may be beneficial for patients who are struggling with autoimmune problems, psychological issues or disorders, poor diet and other stress factors that contribute to disease complications. The care team at GI For Kids is equipped to help patients try safe and effective holistic treatments that will benefit them the most based on their conditions. Patients are encouraged to make appointments at our holistic clinic so that a supplemental treatment plan can be personalized for their specific needs.
What does the GI For Kids Holistic Clinic offer?
Lifestyle and Wellness Counseling
Therapeutic dietary advice including recommendations for sleep, exercise, stress management and reduction, work and self-care activities, and advice for developing and nurturing healthy relationships with other people.
Therapeutic nutrition and nutritional supplementation of amino acids, vitamins, and other supplements.
Medicinal herbs and plant derivatives prescribed as loose teas, tablets, creams, etc.
Holistic medicine providers may prescribe a medication to a patient that they feel will help them to improve their self-care strategies
Ordering our Supplements
GI For Kids makes it easy to get the holistic supplements and products you need. Just click “Shop” at the very top of this web page or follow the instructions below!
Go to GI For Kids website at this web address: https://www.giforkids.com/
Go to the “parent resources” tab and click on the green “order supplements” button
Scroll down and click on “Click here to order supplements”
You should now be on a new webpage. You will need to make an account to order products. Click on “Sign up” at the top of the page.
Enter your information to make an account.
Once an account has been made, you should be able to shop on the website for whichever products you need.
Shop on the website and click on the products that you want to add them to your cart!
Check out whenever you are ready to put your order in motion.
Please give us a call at (865) 546-3998 with any questions about the Holistic Medicine Clinic at GI For Kids.