What is Holistic 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 medicine. Why?
holistic 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 Homeopathic medicine.
How Does Dr. Kamau Kokayi Use Holistic Medicine?
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.
Dr. Kamau Kokayi practices holistic integrative medicine at Healing Health Services. Here in this interview, Dr. Kokayi explains what holistic integrative medicine is and how this type of medicine has been defined.
What Problems Does Holistic Medicine Treat?
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 both eastern and western philosophies of medicine but is focused mainly on whatever will help you, the patient feel better. 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} or visit the offices in Brooklyn today.
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