How Holistic Care Works with Traditional Medicine

How Holistic Care Works with Traditional Medicine | Tannenbaum Chiropractic

Non-Invasive Care in Beverly Hills at Tannenbaum Chiropractic

Chiropractic care approaches health and wellness holistically—the practice of alleviating pain and restoring function with a drug-free, nonsurgical approach to healing and overall wellness. Overall, holistic care regards the whole person (mind and body) rather than treat you in separate, disconnected parts. By using a complementary attitude, holistic care focuses on wellness, both in preventative care and targeted treatments to certain health issues using an inclusive approach.

In philosophy and practice, Chiropractic care is considered holistic, complementary care and utilizes traditional medicinal practices in its treatment care plans. With the understanding that healing must address underlying causes, not just the presented symptoms, your Beverly Hills  Chiropractor at Tannenbaum Chiropractic can help you determine what traditional medicine treatments can be beneficial as part of your holistic wellness plan.

For more information about how chiropractic services in Beverly Hills can help improve your overall health and wellness, call the doctors and therapists at Tannenbaum Chiropractic.

The Core Pillars of Holistic Care

In holistic care, we treat the whole mind and body as a connected organism and seek to treat the underlying causes rather than satiate the symptoms. There are five core pillars of holistic healthcare that also encapsulate the Chiropractic holistic philosophy:

  1. Physical
  2. Mental
  3. Emotional
  4. Social
  5. Spiritual

Optimal wellness is the primary goal in holistic care, and to accomplish this, one must regard all these pillars as interconnected. Traditional medicine can help bridge the gap within chiropractic care to do so.

What is Traditional Medicine?

Traditional medicine is defined by the WHO as “the sum total of the knowledge, skill, and practices based on the theories, beliefs, and experiences indigenous to different cultures, whether explicable or not, used in the maintenance of health as well as in the prevention, diagnosis, improvement or treatment of physical and mental illness.” What does this mean exactly? This can include traditional medicinal practices such as:

  • Herbal medicine
  • Chinese medicine
  • Folk medicine
  • Homeopathy
  • Ayurveda (Ancient Indian medicine)
  • Naturopathy
  • Acupuncture

In chiropractic, it means integrating traditional medicinal practices into its care to compliment the modern, western medicinal system, rather than regard traditional medicine as outdated or inferior. A kind of “alternative medicine,” chiropractic can use the above medicinal practices or approaches, as it regards health and wellness holistically—what all forms of traditional and alternative medicine have in common.

Chiropractic’s Holistic Approach of Integrating Traditional Medicine

While Chiropractic care is considered “alternative” care to mainstream western healthcare, it does not necessarily replace mainstream medicine or traditional medicine. In fact, some aspects of Chiropractic align with many traditional practices such as acupuncture and fire cupping. For this reason, you can more accurately think of Chiropractic as complementary care. By complimenting your overall health with chiropractic, you can embrace traditional medicine and holistic wellness with preventative, drug-free care, while still responding to certain ailments within the western healthcare system as needed.

At Tannenbaum Chiropractic in Beverly Hills, our expert team can help you maintain your overall health and wellness through holistic care and traditional medicine practices. We offer traditional treatments such as fire cupping, acupuncture, as well as chiropractic treatments such as spinal adjustments, structural integration therapy, and massage therapy. Your chiropractic team will also assist in nutritional and exercise guidance and other preventative healthcare to help you improve and maintain optimal wellness—all without the need for drugs or invasive surgeries.

Contact Tannenbaum Chiropractic today to schedule an appointment and experience the amazing health benefits of integrating the philosophy of chiropractic into your medicinal care!