Holistic doctors combining modern scientific medicine with complementary or alternative treatments such as massage, acupuncture and chiropractic. The doctor looks holistically everything and then give you the option of pharmaceutical drugs and alternative treatments that may include homeopathic remedies. Homeopathic treatment is not something that many physicians and institutions embrace, but under the umbrella of holistic medicine.
A holistic doctor will most often encourage some diagnostic tests such as hormone levels and adrenal function. This is done in order to try and find out whether there is an underlying cause that cause an imbalance. The whole person is considered in the overall healing process so as to have optimal health to have a balance.
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The practitioners in this area is of the belief that human beings have parts that are interdependent, and when one is not working as it should, all else will be affected. This means that if any kind of imbalance regardless of type, it affects overall health to a great extent.
A good example is someone who suffers from migraines. If they decide to visit this kind of doctor, they may not work with only the drug. The doctor will take the time to look at all possible factors that can cause headaches. He will also look for other health problems that can cause a migraine including personal issues, stress, sleep habits and even diet.