Why holistic medicine is important. And different.
Holistic medicine is the science (and often art) of healing that addresses the whole person in the quest for optimal health and wellness. It's not just about popping a pill full of chemicals to feel better. Our bodies have an innate tuner that can heal itself if given the right set of circumstances. Dr. Ferril believes that his patients need the right combination of lifestyle changes, information about how the body naturally works, conventional treatment at times, and dedication to achieve significant changes in their physical, and subsequently mental, wellbeing.
But learning and doing something new is somewhat agonizing and depleting in terms of creating new habits. However, the reward for such commitment comes in the form of personal empowerment and feeling better.
Each patient is seen as a unique individual, rather than an example of a particular disease or ailment. Even though two patients may often present with similar symptoms the root cause may be entirely different. Disease is understood to be the result of physical, emotional, spiritual, social, and environmental imbalance. The body has an incredible ability to help heal itself, and Dr. Ferril can help you determine where there is an imbalance and help the body overcome obstacles to healing.
Reap the benefits of holistic treatment
Improves Overall Health – When the patient is looking after every element of their being, their overall health will naturally improve. Someone who is using yoga as a way to relieve stress may also find their energy levels are improved and they sleep better.
Reduces Reliance on Mighty Medication – By using holistic treatments, patients may often eliminate the need to take over-the-counter medicines for certain ailments. Holistic therapies are always evolving, as well, including different ways to tackle chronic diseases and seasonal afflictions such as colds and the flu.
Improved Emotional, Mental and Social Wellbeing – Your physical health is closely interconnected with your emotional, social, and spiritual health. Your mental health directly controls your cognitive abilities which affect how your brain functions. It also plays a huge role in how you process emotions and stress. And all of these affect how much energy you have to interact with others, be effective at work and connect with others. When you feel bad it affects all areas of your life. And feeling good boosts all these same areas.
Disease Prevention – Healing a person as a whole, rather than just a set of symptoms, means the long-term prevention of disease is also a major health benefit. Not to mention for your wallet. Holistic treatment reduces the need for repeated, expensive treatments because it avoids symptomatic treatment and focuses on the root cause of a disease. Holistic health practitioners are also more likely to promote preventive procedures.