What Is Holistic Medicine?

April 12, 2024

Holistic medicine is a term that most people have heard of but probably don’t have a great understanding of exactly what it is. Is it like conventional medical treatment? Are there different types of holistic medicine? 

So what is holistic medicine?

Many people think of holistic medicine as a type of pseudo-medicine. Maybe even a rejection of modern medicine.

Holistic care is neither of those things.

At its core, holistic medicine is about treating all aspects of the individual, not just the physical health or parts that are hurting or injured. Those who practice holistic care believe that if you treat the whole person and  focus on healing all aspects of an individual—their body, mind, and soul—can you truly be happy and healthy.

How does a holistic approach work in the practice of chiropractic care? Let’s take a look.

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How Does Holistic Treatment Work?

Traditional medicine only offers treatment when something is wrong, like when your back hurts, or you experience neck pain when turning your head. It’s clear that something is wrong, and you will seek treatment to ensure the pain goes away.

But that doesn’t always treat the underlying symptoms or causes of the issue.

The goal of holistic treatment isn’t simply to make the pain disappear. Holistic care will address the pain but also look to prevent the pain from coming back again.

With holistic treatment, everything is considered, from traditional medicine from a medical doctor to herbal medicine from a chiropractor. This means that it can be anything from changing your dietary plan to an approach that may include medication and surgery.

Holistic health and treatment can utilize many different tools:

  • Massage therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Exercising
  • Psychotherapy
  • Chiropractic care
  • Spiritual or relationship counseling
  • Naturopathy
  • Homeopathy
  • Traditional western medications and surgical procedures

Remember that holistic care provides short-term solutions for the problem and long-term treatment to ensure it doesn’t come back.

chiropractor treating back pain on man lying on a medicine ball


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How Does Holistic Care Fit With Chiropractic Care?

Holistic medicine and chiropractic care often go hand-in-hand. Here at Oviedo Chiropractic, we encourage our patients to take a more holistic approach to their health and well-being. We do this by encouraging them to work with us to help identify what is causing their pain and discomfort and treat the cause of their ailments along with treating the pain.

The combination of holistic health and chiropractic care results in different techniques such as exercising, massaging, joint adjustment, weight loss programs, ultrasound therapy, and nutritional advice.

For example, a patient dealing with back pain might receive a medical massage and joint adjustment to help ease the pain. Then we would discuss possible exercises, diet changes, and therapy types that would help prevent that pain from flaring up again in the future.

The bottom line is that by combining chiropractic and holistic care, our patients can reap the full benefits of living a healthy lifestyle!


What Can Holistic Chiropractic Care Help You With?

No matter your age, if you experience chronic pain, then it might be time for a holistic health care approach. Chronic pain and discomfort are your body’s way of telling you something is wrong!

Whether you have a sore back, headache, aching neck, or inflammation, there are plenty of chiropractic holistic health approaches to help you get back to normal.

  • A sore back and neck – Proper treatment can dissolve the deep pain in the back and neck, even helping patients who were told that surgery was their only option.
  • Chronic headaches – Chronic headaches are closely connected to the incorrect alignment of the nerves in the back and heck. We can make some spine adjustments to resolve those issues.
  • Inflammation – Chiropractic adjustments of the spine and joint tissues will protect you from high levels of inflammation.
  • Posture – How you carry yourself has always been important, and holistic chiropractic care can help ensure good body posture.
  • Neurological conditions – Blood flow to the brain is improved with the help of chiropractic care! It further assists the uninterrupted flow of cerebrospinal fluid that protects the brain and the spine.

As you can see, holistic chiropractic care is bound to improve your overall quality of life, regardless of your background or lifestyle.

a professional providing a medical massage to relieve knee pain on woman

Holistic Medicine and Chiropractic Care Go Hand-In-Hand

If you are experiencing chronic pain, would you rather constantly have to receive treatment or take the necessary steps to fix the underlying problem? If you want to be genuinely pain-free, holistic chiropractic care can help.

The long-term solution to your pain is now just a click away.

At Oviedo Chiropractic, we pride ourselves on providing quality service and offer chiropractic adjustments and medical massages to improve your life!

Don’t trust us? Then look at what our patients have to say about their experiences with us.

And when you are ready to come in and see us, you can easily book an appointment online.

Justin Cough

Dr. Justin Cough, D.C.

Dr. Cough graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange, FL after receiving his BS in Education from SUNY Oswego. Before becoming a chiropractor, he coached many middle and high school sports teams including football, lacrosse, basketball, and soccer. He is passionate about focusing on our bodies' natural healing mechanisms and helping his patients enjoy the utmost sustainability in their lives.

For some, chiropractic offers relief from pain. For others, it's about feeling and looking good. Call today and see what chiropractic can do for you!

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