What is holistic integrative medicine?
Just a few decades ago the term “medicine” was defined as the practice of using science and evidence-based research, along with synthetic drugs and or surgical methods to treat illness. These are the approaches taken by M.D.’s, what many refer to as a orthodox medical practitioner. Today, mainstream medicine would be better described as “conventional medicine.”
There is no question that medical procedures and treatments practiced in hospitals and clinics can prolong your life, or save it after an accident or disaster. Conventional medicine, as we know it today, is one of the greatest advancements of modern man.
At the same time, conventional medicine is extremely invasive, expensive and designed to be used “post,” event. These are methods designed to work primarily after something happens, or when your body is presenting symptoms that can be labeled a disease. General practitioners work to promote overall health, however, their efforts are largely focused on treating illness with prescriptions, or through surgery, without providing enough help with the underlying causes.
The new model of medical care must expand to include holistic and integrative medicine. Why?
Holistic Integrative Medicine is an entirely different model of health care that serves as an important “pre” care model and supplement to conventional medicine. This hybrid incorporates modalities such as acupuncture, herbs and other forms of naturopathic medicine.
How does Dr. Kamau Kokayi use holistic integrative medicine to treat patients?
Dr. Kamau Kokayi, M.D. is an integrative holistic medical doctor and practitioner of alternative medicine. As a holistic doctor he believes in taking the time to build a therapeutic relationship with his clients based on mutual trust and respect, both hallmarks of the kind of holistic and therapeutic model that he employs.
Another important aspect of being a holistic doctor, Dr. Kokayi has a strong sense of responsibility towards nurturing faith and hope in his patients. His goal is to assist you as you learn to use your own strength to pursue the activities, choices, and habits that will lead to physical, emotional, and spiritual health.
Holistic medicine, also known as homeopathy, includes any therapy or treatment that is excluded by conventional medicine and is all natural. The practice of integrated holistic medicine is effective both as a preventative measure and an all natural, non-invasive way of treating illness.
What problems does holistic integrative medicine?
Dr Kokayi utilizes alternative models of health and disease such as homeopathy and traditional Chinese medicine. These have served his clients effectively over the last thirty years, treating problems that are considered functional as well as those that involve actual pathology. Where possible he helps his clients avoid having to rely on pharmaceuticals and surgical procedures. He has been pleased to see the inclusion of more and more alternative treatments within mainstream medical practices.
Other problems for which non pharmaceutical treatments can be effective include diabetes, hypertension, asthma, irritable bowel disease, sickle cell anemia, sarcoidosis, polycystic ovary disease, to name a view. There are references that appear in established medical journals as well as the anecdotal experience of seasoned practitioners such as Dr Kokayi. Alternative therapies really fill a vacuum in the treatment and management of chronic diseases where it is the desire of the patient to not just rely on pharmaceutical therapies, as in various forms of arthritis, anxiety, depression, allergies, eczema and hormonal imbalances.
Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Kokayi
We work hard to create the time and space needed to establish a therapeutic relationship with Dr. Kokayi. Working together, you and the doctor will build a Healing Health Profile, determining any mental, emotional, or physical states that might be impacting your health in a negative way. Then, using his extensive knowledge in natural methods of treatment and conventional medicine, Dr. Kokayi will devise a plan.
In uncovering the root causes of your condition Dr Kokayi may recommend anything from nutrition and lifestyle changes to specific disciplines like homeopathy, Chinese medicine, meditation and other bioenergetics practices. Your own internal experience of what has happened to you is very revealing with respect to how and why you have not been able to regain your center and Dr Kokayi will explore this with you and share his observations and understanding.
If you have ever wondered, “is there a homeopathic doctor near me?” then look no further than Healing Health Services in Brooklyn. Just one visit with Dr. Kamau Kokayi and you will understand that every aspect of your lifestyle, diet, sleep habits, and environment are important to your health.
Dr. Kokayi believes in remaining open to organizing his thinking to embrace the totality of your condition, whether this is through an appreciation of Western physiology, the pattern recognition of Chinese medicine, or more intuitive processes of traditional Shamanic traditions, or combining all of these. The goal is to help you be your best Self. Call Dr. Kamau Kokayi at Healing Health Services for an appointment today and make that first important step on the road to a healthier you. Call (718) 622-2042 today.
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