What is Holistic Medicine?
Holistic [ho'listik] Adjective
characterized by the treatment of the whole person, taking into account mental and social factors, rather than just the symptoms of a disease.
Holistic medicine is where alternative therapies meets traditional medicine so that the patient's health goals are actually reached. Using the whole body system approach of Functional Medicine and bio-individual teachings of Integrative Nutrition, we work together to develop a personalized approach to achieve your health goals. Holistic medicine is based on the idea that the body has the capacity to heal itself if we only took a second to listen. So we look for the "why" of what's causing your symptoms and tackle that root cause. Because you are the center, we focus on your whole person; biological, spiritual, emotional, nutritional, and functional.
It's a prioritization of preventing disease and illness; because waiting until the last minute doesn't benefit anyone. Instead of letting illness get to the point where you have no choice but to seek care, instead treat issues as they arise. Put yourself in a position that your health is a priority and self care becomes second nature.
This practice was built for entrepreneurs and self-employed workers, so maintaining optimum health is of utmost importance. Careers like this don't provide you traditional benefits like health insurance and sick leave; so being sick equals not working, which means making no money, which leads to an inability to support oneself and family. But there are benefits beyond the financial that made you want to branch out and do something different; and Monarch Ideal Care wants to support this desire. Your ability to support your family in an non-traditional way is to be applauded and supported.
If we could give every individual the right amount nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health. - Hippocrates