What Does Holistic Mean and What is Holistic Health?
On occasion, I find some patients confused about what "holistic" means resulting in an incorrect assumption as to the holistic chiropractic services I provide. Holistic health simply means to treat the body as a whole, instead of just focusing on the single body part that may be causing you discomfort. Sometimes people incorrectly use the term wholistic (for whole) but the correct term is holistic.
For example, suppose you are feeling severe fatigue, meaning you find it difficult to maintain your daily routine, you have difficulty concentrating, and you feel like you have no energy. Let's also imagine you have had these symptoms more than three months. Traditional doctors once considered these symptoms as nothing significant and would have most likely considered you a hypochondriac.
Viewing the same disorder from a holistic prospective, meaning I would test how your entire body is functioning, we will most likely discover your fatigue is coming from a multitude of problems that could include:
The list can go on, but my point is to show you how looking at your condition from a holistic viewpoint will help me to properly evaluate your symptoms and create a therapy that will get you back on the path of feeling well.
Holistic Chiropractic Services
The same concept is true for traditional chiropractic therapy. Lower back pain, for example, can be attributed to multiple causes just like severe fatigue can be. Again, by diagnosing and treating the body as a whole, instead of focusing on just the body part that is causing discomfort, allows me to create a holistic healing program of repair that will lead to improved health and overall wellness.
What is Alternative Medicine?
Alternative medicine is another term that often has misunderstanding associated with it. Alternative medicine simply means therapy, or a program without the use of drugs. Some people might consider the practice "outside the realm of conventional medicine," which may sound like it has negative connotation attached to it. I have a tremendously large list of patients who have found relief from pain and other bodily disorders using advanced techniques considered to be outside the realm of conventional medicine. In most cases, these patients came to me after conventional medicine failed.
I am extremely proud of the accomplishments I have attained and more so, happy I have been able to heal my patients using holistic and alternative medicine procedures. My unlimited options to heal you, is an advantage in your recovery to good health.
Reiki Energy Work
Reiki is a “hands on” energy healing technique, in which the practitioner transfers energy to the client. The Reiki energy is commonly felt as subtle heat by the receiver. Reiki promotes relaxation, stress reduction, and healing.
Being a Holistic Practitioner and chiropractor allows the freedom to evaluate and treat your pain and discomfort, without the boundaries of what is considered "traditional medicine." Focusing on your entire body, instead of just a single body part, creates a holistic healing solution personally designed to get you feeling better.
Don't worry, you won't be doing ChiroYoga positions like this on your first visit, but I do want to emphasize the capability your body has to stretch and balance. This greatly contributes to overall wellness. Chiropractic alignment and Yoga have many similar intentions. This technique uses yoga postural objectives to help facilitate healing of many spinal conditions. Restorative yoga postures and specific yoga asanas may be recommended to the patient.
The Amethyst BioMat is a high-tech Negative Ion and Infrared Ray therapeutic system that emits many negative Ions and Far Infrared rays. The BioMat system is an advanced and effective product developed by a highly skilled group of scientists, medical professionals and engineers. It is beneficial for all types of musculoskeletal conditions, arthritis, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, and is even being used on cancer patients. It is truly an amazing product.
Not to be confused with Acupuncture, this is an ancient healing art that uses hand pressure on certain meridian pressure points to relieve pain, promote blood flow and the body’s life force energy. Instead of using needles, as is used in acupuncture, I use my hands, but I apply the same knowledge of acupuncture points and the wisdom to create holistic healing by pressure instead of by puncture. I have had great success with this healing solution.
Holistic Stress Relief
Through my experience of holistic diagnoses, I have learned that excessive stress has a direct effect on the overall wellness of your body. Of course, I have no holistic technique to remove stress from your life, but we can invest healing energy towards creating a program that helps your body manage stress better. I have had success in treating stress by way of nutritional and diet changes, nutritional supplementation, and easy to follow exercises.
Standard Process Purification, Cleanse, and Weight Management Program
Maintaining a proper weight gives your body the best opportunity to be healthy. This 21 day purification program is an effective way to lose weight, reduce cholesterol levels, improve lipid profiles, and support all of your organ systems that play a role in purification. The Standard Process purification program is more than just a diet. It encourages patients to adopt a healthier lifestyle, which, in turn, restores wellness.
Holistic Practitioner in NYC
I hope you sense my passion and sincere care for helping you achieve a higher level of wellness, and a properly balanced nutritional profile. This is why I offer a Free Consultation for new patients, in the hopes I can show you a personal plan of health that is easy to manage and gets you the results your body needs as quick as possible. Please contact me today.
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Dr. Louis Granirer 212-243-6663
1133 Broadway at 26th Street Suite 1023 New York, NY 10010
Dr. Louis Granirer
Holistic Chiropractic Center
This page was last updated: May 7, 2013
"It is great to find a doctor that I fully trust with any of my problems. You fixed my herniated disc and it feels the best it has felt in years.
So thank you, thank you for not only that, but the Standard Process Nutritional Supplements that I take now, have really helped me with fatigue, energy and my attitude.
I feel like I have a reserve that I never had. I can take on so much more in my life and have the support to deal with things more than I ever have."