FINALLY, A DOCTOR’S OFFICE THAT FEELS LIKE HOME!
Humanizing Medicine offers direct primary care services through the lens of integrative medicine, and treats patients who are suffering from common illnesses such as Colds, Flu and Strep Throat. We also treat more serious challenges such as Diabetes, Hypertension and Cancer. But, unlike most healthcare facilities, we take a holistic approach that cares for the whole person. We take the time to listen to each patient carefully, and welcome their input. And we believe deeply in the innate healing power of the human body. Therefore, our goal is not just to treat illness, but to promote wellness.
Are you suffering from any of these or other disorders, and interested in getting to the root of the problem and strengthening your overall health? If your answer to this question is yes, then Humanizing Medicine and our staff of professional, compassionate practitioners is here to help!
WHAT IS INTEGRATED CARE?
Today’s modern medicine concentrates on illness and a patient’s physical state, often prescribing conventional medicines to remedy immediate symptoms. In contrast, integrative medicine focuses on wellness, takes a holistic approach and considers a patient’s mental, physical and emotional state before determining a course of action. In other words, we treat the mind, body and soul together.
According to the American Board of Integrative Medicine®, “integrative medicine is the practice of medicine that reaffirms the importance of the relationship between practitioner and patient, focuses on the whole person, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic approaches, healthcare professionals, and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing.”
Only after a well-rounded assessment of an individual’s current situation can a doctor who practices integrative medicine prescribe appropriate treatments, which will usually include conventional and scientifically-evidenced medicine combined with homeopathic remedies that enhance healing. Long-term health and wellness is our goal for each patient, and we work with each individual to determine the best way to achieve that, based on their unique set of circumstances.
WHAT IS ANTHROPOSOPHIC MEDICINE?
Anthroposophic medicine is an extension of conventional medicine and aims to heal holistically through a full understanding of the human being. This is done by supporting an individual’s innate healing forces through unique remedies and treatments and thus bringing mind, body and spirit into balance.
An Anthroposophic doctor is a conventionally trained MD who after several years of post-graduate practice is then eligible to study and train in anthroposophic medicine. Anthroposophic Medicine was developed by scientist and philosopher Rudolf Steiner, PhD and Ita Wegman, MD in Switzerland in 1920, and is currently practiced across the globe.
Illness is not merely a random mechanical break-down. It occurs when there is an imbalance in the harmony of the various systems or life forces that make up a human being. And it does so for a purpose – “dis-ease” arises in order that we may be made aware of the need to heal. An Anthroposophic doctor will attempt to restore the balance using a variety of therapies and specially made remedies, as well as conventional drugs when necessary. Anthroposophic treatments may, among other things, include art, music, movement and massage therapies.