The origins of most health problems observed today are multifactorial in nature. Labeling the compilation of symptoms as a diagnosis is merely for semantic purposes. The label itself rarely gives any information about the cause of the disorder or the unique way in which the patient may be experiencing their problem. For this reason, our treatment applies to the person, not the disease.
A doctor that specializes in one area of the body sees mostly problems of that limited area. Specialists gain a high level of understanding of that body part, but rarely how it relates to the whole person/patient. Specialists are necessary for resolving some specific problems, however, the entirety of the patient's health is often lost.
Rather than specializing in one area of the body, we combine all of a patient's history, symptoms, and body systems into one cohesive story. Multiple natural solutions are then offered to help you navigate your unique health plan.
In 1990, when Dr. Van Heule wished to list his practice in the telephone book, he was told there was no category for Holistic healthcare. Today the term 'Holistic' has become popular and often used interchangeably with alternative and complementary care.
Alternative medicine basically amounts to using an alternative for what is considered standard care. An example of this would be the use of St. John's wort instead of Prozac to treat depression. Complimentary care is the use of an alternative method alongside standard medical care in the hope of achieving better results. These methods are focused upon managing the symptoms of a disease.
Holistic health care on the other hand departs from an entirely different premise.
Its aim is to observe the nature of the person who is seeking help. To study the path the soul has taken, its constitutional uniqueness and the way in which he or she has dealt with the challenges along that path ending up in the epigenomic expression in the patient.
We integrate the philosophies, techniques, and scientific applications of Eastern medicine, Western medicine, homeopathy, nutrition, biochemistry, functional medicine, psychoneuroimmunology, and kinesiology, allowing us to observe and modify imbalances that have led to dysfunction (disease). This higher level of understanding allow us to deliver a unique style of care that gets better results.