Tired of searching for a solution to your health condition and being shuffled back and forth between your primary care physician and specialist? If you’ve decided you finally want to be in the driver’s seat of your own health and well-being, your best bet is to explore holistic medicine—a method of healing that seeks to maintain and restore balance within and among the various dimensions of a person’s health.
Let’s explore the ways to embark on your path to holistic healing.
Understand What Your Holistic Doctor Can Do for You
As with any other journey in life, it is important to understand the path that you’re treading with holistic healing.
When you see a holistic doctor, don’t just expect them to treat your symptoms. They will, instead, work to tackle your problem at its source. Albeit your holistic doctor also recognizes conventional treatment modalities, they mainly utilize approaches that leverage the body’s natural healing ability. For instance, if you’re suffering from chronic back pain and you want to reduce your reliance on medications or delay or avoid surgery, your holistic doctor can recommend a combination of any of these options:
- Dietary and lifestyle recommendations (e.g., anti-inflammatory diet, exercise, posture improvement, etc.)
- Regenerative medicine approaches, such as stem cell and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy
- Osteopathic manipulative therapy (OMT)
Your doctor will also evaluate your lifestyle to determine any factors that may affect your ability to follow their recommendations. Your holistic doctor will tailor your treatment to your specific needs, and goals.
Holistic doctors are also strong proponents of preventive care: your doctor will work with you to determine and help you understand your risk factors for certain potentially serious medical conditions and mitigate their way before symptoms manifest.
Build a Solid Groundwork for Your Health with Wholesome Habits
Being healthy goes beyond merely being free from any form of disease—it is a way of life. It refers to the conscious and constant pursuit of physical, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual well-being through involvement in wholesome behaviors, such as making healthy food choices, exercising regularly, surrounding yourself with positive people, managing your stress, not smoking, and practicing good sleep hygiene, among many others.
Your holistic doctor is just your enabler, collaborative and accountability partner, and health mentor, and you are ultimately the one responsible for your own health. Your holistic doctor will just be there to support your autonomy and help you take better control of your health by empowering you to make wise decisions.
Holistic Healing in Mankato, MN and Clinton, SC
At Between the Bridges Healing Center, our highly qualified holistic doctors—Dr. Jeffrey Kotulski and Dr. Jodi Kunkel—have earned the trust and respect of their patients for their expertise, genuine compassion, and dedication to providing tried-and-true solutions for a vast range of medical conditions. Our team also delights in setting aside our time to equip our patients with useful information that will guide them along their journey to optimal health and wellness.
To see one of our holistic doctors, call us at (507) 388-7488. You may also use this form, and we will contact you as soon as possible to arrange your appointment.