Holistic Medicine

Holistic medicine has been gaining favor for years as medical researchers continually uncover ways that your mental, physical, and emotional health are all related. This type of approach considers the medical problem as part of a larger whole, in order to promote overall health and wellness. At Austin Medical Group, the health care professionals embrace this approach and work with their patients in Austin, Texas, toward a better, healthier balance in life. To learn more about holistic medicine, call or book an appointment online.

Holistic Medicine Q & A

What is holistic medicine?

The doctors at Austin Medical Group consider holistic medicine to be a form of healing that considers the whole person, including the:

  • Body
  • Mind
  • Spirit
  • Emotions

All too often, the medical world fixates on a problem at hand without stepping back to look at the whole picture. This approach may offer short-term solutions, but it often doesn’t consider what caused the problem in the first place, or how to prevent it from cropping up again.

Nor do spot treatments of specific medical issues consider your overall health and well-being. Study after study demonstrates the benefits that good spiritual and mental health can have on overall health and wellness, which the doctors at Austin Medical Group embrace.

How can holistic medicine help me?

Holistic medicine is an excellent preventive tool, as well as an excellent tool for managing chronic conditions. At Austin Medical Group, the healthcare professionals turn to holistic medicine to treat the following:

  • Digestive issues, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Immune disorders
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Allergies and asthma
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Stress
  • Diabetes

This list is by no means comprehensive, as there’s little that can’t benefit from a holistic approach. Still, it gives you an idea of the types of medical issues your doctor can approach holistically.

What are the common treatments in holistic medicine?

Since your doctor takes a wide view of your health through holistic medicine, it follows that the treatment plan addresses your problem from many angles. Your doctor typically counsels you on the following:

  • Nutrition
  • Exercise
  • Stress management
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Sleep habits

These five approaches alone can have a major impact on your health in incredibly positive ways. Even if it seems unrelated, such as getting a good night’s sleep to address IBS, you’d be surprised at how much it helps, in conjunction with everything else. Your doctor also serves as an excellent resource for other forms of medicine in the Austin area, such as acupuncture or massage therapy.

To learn more about the benefits of holistic medicine, call Austin Medical Group, or book an appointment online using the convenient scheduling tool.