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Holistic Therapy for Addiction Treatment

Holistic treatment is a type of healing that involves dissecting every part of a person’s being to deliver optimal well-being and overall health. The treatment tackles everybody's spirit, emotions, and mental aspects. Be sure to achieve practical health since the holistic medicine philosophy strives to offer proper life balance.


Holistic medicine practitioners believe that interdependent parts form the whole person. All these parts are crucial, and one dysfunctional piece affects all the others. For instance, when you have an emotional, physical, or spiritual imbalance, it negatively affects your overall health.

Elements of Holistic Medicine

A holistic doctor exhausts all forms and levels of health care, from alternative therapies to 

conventional medication to treat the patient. For instance, a person with constant migraine headaches may visit a holistic doctor. Instead of narrowing down treatment solely with drugs, the doctor evaluates all the potential factors causing migraines. These factors might be other health conditions, personal problems, sleep habits and diet, stress, and spiritual practices. Now, the treatment plan involves drugs to cure symptoms and lifestyle modifications to assist in eliminating migraines from recurring.


On the other hand, holistic medicine works on unconditional love and support as the most effective and powerful healer. However, you are ultimately responsible for your health and well-being, whether in your emotional, spiritual, or lifestyle choices.

Furthermore, we all possess innate healing powers. Holistic healing considers your emotions, telling you that “you are a person and not a disease.” This is why you and your doctor put in team efforts to tackle all aspects of your life using several necessary healthcare practices.


Your doctor strives to treat your condition by reaching deep within you and fixing the underlying root cause instead of the associated signs and symptoms: not just minimizing, managing, or alleviating the symptoms. Look at a holistic approach as a story behind a much bigger, well-hidden story.


A holistic approach ensures that the doctor knows about every aspect of your life.

Alternative medicine practitioners use a holistic approach to perform their treatments. However, a common misconception is that holistic medicine is just a ‘complementary’ or ‘alternative’ medicine.

While it’s true that holistic medicine incorporates a vast array of treatment approaches working together to solicit open-mindedness, some of the methods include alternative and complementary medicine.

However, holistic medicine does not eliminate the importance of scientific or conventional medicine. The holistic approach instead uses traditional medicine In addition to the treatment approach.

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Dr. Williams presently serves on the board of Directors for two non-profit service organizations. He holds a Master’s degree in Human Services from Lincoln University, Philadelphia, Pa, and a Ph.D. with a concentration in Clinical Psychology from Union Institute and University. In Cincinnati, Ohio. He is licensed to practice addictions counseling in both New Jersey and Connecticut and has a pending application as a practicing Psychologist in New Jersey.

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Types of Treatments Involved in Holistic Medicine

Since Rolling Hills Recovery Center employs various treatment methods to help patients take full responsibility for their well-being, achieving optimal health is a reality for most patients. Depending on the practitioner’s preferences, evaluation and training, these techniques used may include:


Patient Education

It is one thing to undergo treatment, and it is another thing to understand why treatment is essential. Beginning with patient education ensures you know your role in the healing process, mentally prepares you, and you can appreciate the whole process.

Patient education goes a long way in holistic medicine. Educating a patient, particularly on lifestyle changes, ensures the patient employs the proper self-care to promote wellness, even after the treatment ends. Education may include psychotherapy, diet, spiritual counseling, exercise, relationships, and more.


Rolling Hills Recovery Center employs alternative and complementary therapies such as:


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Benefits of Holistic Treatment

Besides being in constant contact with multiple treatments, holistic treatment has other benefits that include:

Overall health improvement: Holistic treatments mainly focus on improving the overall health of the patient while working to restore the other aspects of the patient; physical, emotional, spiritual, social, and mental health.


The holistic approach uses a natural method to administer treatments: Holistic doctors often use herbs, natural medicines, and other noninvasive methods as part of the treatment plan. However, this does not necessarily mean that all the medications used are 100% natural, but they are genuine.


Holistic providers wire treatment to treat a vast range of holistic conditions; Holistic medicine treats various diseases and illnesses like mental health conditions such as depression, insomnia, addiction, anxiety, etc. The typical everyday ailments include headaches, back pain, chronic pain, skin disease, stroke, high blood pressure, and fatigue, with chronic conditions such as lupus, heart diseases, and early-stage cancers.


Holistic doctors personalize care: Holistic practitioners often offer more consultation time, giving more attention to patients. From their evaluation, they can tailor treatment to meet specific patient needs.


Holistic care emphasizes prevention: Treatment focuses on disease prevention before symptoms manifest. The treatment unravels the root cause and provides strategies for the condition to avoid recurring.


Empowers patients through education: Holistic medicine assists patients in understanding their underlying needs while showing them how to continually improve their self-care, eat healthier, make lifestyle changes, and exercise more.

Holistic doctors use natural medicines; you do not have to worry about chemicals in holistic treatment; chemical-free drugs are used. Using chemical-free helps reduce pharmaceutical products patients take at other chemical treatments and even eliminates them from their systems. They also have fewer side effects.


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Bottom Line

While there are various advantages to using holistic medicine, remember that it is unnecessary to replace your usual standards for traditional medical care abruptly, only when applicable. In addition, some people might react negatively to specific holistic therapies, interfering with prior modern medications. Therefore, we advise you to talk with your medical provider before enrolling in holistic treatment.


However, holistic treatment is recommended, does more good than bad, and strives to balance every area of your life.

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