Holistic Medicine

La Mer Holistic Medicine

Holistic and Integrative Medicine & Behavioral Health located in Oxnard, CA

Treating the symptoms of a disease doesn’t always fix the underlying condition. That’s why the clinicians at La Mer Holistic Medicine in Oxnard, California, integrate holistic medicine into their practice. Holistic medicine is a whole-body approach to care that strives to treat your underlying condition for long-term relief from chronic disease, pain, and infection. To learn more about the benefits of holistic medicine, call La Mer Holistic Medicine or schedule an appointment online now.

Holistic Medicine Q&A

What is holistic medicine?

Holistic medicine treats the whole person — mind, body, and spirit — rather than just the symptoms of disease. The goal of holistic medicine is to restore balance in your body for optimal health.

Unlike conventional medicine, one of the hallmarks of holistic medicine is interdependency. This means that if one part of your body is out of alignment with the rest, it will negatively affect your overall health.

For example, long-term stress can lead to uncomfortable symptoms, such as headaches, nausea, and weight changes. Eliminating the underlying cause of your stress can help treat all of your symptoms rather than masking them with conventional treatments, such as medication.

How is holistic medicine different from conventional medicine?

Holistic medicine has several principles that set it apart from conventional medicine, including:

  • Treatment must eliminate the cause of disease, not just the symptoms
  • The body has natural healing abilities
  • Whole body care involves open communication between the doctor and patient
  • Every patient is a whole person, not just a disease

Because holistic medicine involves treating the entire mind, body, and spirit, the team at La Mer Holistic Medicine will take your entire lifestyle into account when devising the right treatment for you. They may ask about your diet, stress levels, exercise choices, recreational habits, and more.

What are the most common holistic medicine treatments?

The team may integrate holistic medicine into your existing care plan or advise certain holistic therapies that can improve your overall health and sense of well-being. Some of the most common treatments in holistic medicine are:

Nutrition counseling

Nutrition has a significant impact on the way you look and feel. The team may recommend blood work to determine whether you have a nutritional deficiency so they can create a nutrition plan that works with your body to meet your health goals.

Supplements

If you’re not getting the vital nutrients you need in your diet, your health can suffer. Many people with vitamin, mineral, and nutritional deficiencies experience bouts of fatigue, weakness, lightheadedness, pale skin, constipation, and even hair loss.

La Mer Medicine has a variety of supplements that you can order online to restore balance to your body and mind. Some of these include HerbalGem, Garden of Life, and Charlotte’s Web™ Hemp.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) that involves inserting thin needles into predetermined points around your body to restore the healthy flow of energy. It can help relieve stress, pain, constipation, and more.

For more information on holistic medicine, call La Mer Holistic Medicine or schedule an appointment online now.