Holistic medicine has been around for longer than modern-day scientific medicine. However, that long history has done nothing to dispel the confusion that surrounds the topic. Today, we look to end that trend with the top myths and facts about the holistic approach to health.
Myth: Holistic Medical Doctors Aren’t Real Doctors
Fact: If you’ve read our blog before, then you know holistic doctors are safe and effective doctors that care about your overall health by using healing practices, both traditional and western. They are licensed just like a “regular” doctor and use their extra knowledge to help your mind and body at once.
Myth: Massage Therapy is Hogwash
Fact: Massage therapy is just one of many alternative therapies that have been proven successful. It helps to quicken the healing process and restore lost muscle mass. That said, it’s not for every illness or every injury. Talk to your doctor to see if it’s best for you before spending money on something you might not need.
Myth: Holistic Practices Ignore Conventional Medicine
Fact: Holistic doctors can’t ignore conventional medicine. Holistic means the whole picture – they have to look at all options from herbal medicine to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and “regular” western medicine. They look at each option to find the best for you.
Myth: Optimal Health Looks Like…
Fact: There is no one way to be healthy. Each person is different, and each person’s body is unique. Only your doctor can tell you what’s best for you and your specific needs. Instead of looking for a role model with a specific body you want, talk to your doctor about how you can form a healthy mindset about your current body while working towards your dreams.
Myth: My Health Care Won’t Cover Holistic Doctors
Fact: Most holistic doctors can take any type of insurance just like any other doctor. It’s all about finding someone in your network. If you’re having a hard time, then ask a local doctor, they should be able to refer you to someone in your network.
Myth: Supplements Aren’t Holistic
Fact: Agape Nutrition prides itself on offering holistic medicine to those who need it. As such, our supplements are only of the highest quality and can be used as part of a holistic health plan, whether you use complementary and alternative medicine or just one or the other. Take a look around today!