"Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity."
- Constitution of the World Health Organization
What is West Holistic Medicine?
West Holistic Medicine is a collaborative of practitioners:
physicians, nutritionists, acupuncturists, massage therapists
and yoga and meditation coaches, who are passionate about promoting health and wellness. We provide personalized care that meets each patient's individual values and health goals using conventional medicine, functional medicine, integrative healing and other healing traditions.
What is the mission & vision of West Holistic Medicine?
The mission is to provide a new kind of health care that is evidenced-based and integrative while also personalized, preventative and participatory. We emphasize nutrition and lifestyle while crafting the health and wellness plan that is right for each individual. We provide treatment options for patients that address the root causes of their challenges and offer holistic, as well as allopathic approaches to managing them. We are holistic medical doctors, functional medical doctors, acupuncturists, massage therapists, yoga therapists, and nutritionists. We collaborate as a team to offer patients the right combination of services to further them on their journey to health and well-being.
What is Functional Medicine?
Functional Medicine uses protocols taken from the best techniques of conventional and natural medicine to support the body’s innate ability to heal itself. It is also referred to as root-cause medicine. Food and the body’s relationship with it though the gut and microbiome are examined and treated as an important driver of health and illness. Functional Medicine considers and corrects areas of potential biochemical and physiological imbalance to achieve a greater sense of wellness.
What is Integrative Medicine?
An integrative medical practice values the relationship between practitioner and patient, focuses on the whole person, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic approaches, health care professionals and disciplines in order to achieve optimal health and healing. Integrative Medicine uses approaches that shift the focus from illness to wellness and from disease treatment to functional enhancement. Personalized assessments using in-depth clinical visits and laboratory evaluation are used as appropriate to create individualized wellness support plans.