You may be asking yourself, what do allopathic and holistic health mean? Let’s break it down together in this article!
Allopathic health refers to the traditional medicinal practices. This type of health is based on a few different philosophies. Firstly, that there is only one cause of any disease. Secondly, that the body is a material entity, not unlike a machine with clockwork mechanisms. Finally, that only methods found to be effective through rigorous scientific study are appropriate means to a cure.
The major differences between allopathic and holistic health are that allopathic medicine works on treating the disease, not the individual. Alternatively, holistic health strives to treat based on the entire individual within their environment, whether that is internal or external. The other major difference is that allopathic medicine believes that each disease has only one cause. Holistic medicine believes in multiple factors when it comes to diseases. For example: stress, diet, and physical activity all affect the body and its health, not just one factor. Most people tend to use more than just allopathic medicine due to the one-cause treatment strategies not meeting their needs for a holistic perspective of health.
Though these approaches are very different, they both have a place in our lives. The allopathic approach is really effective when it come to emergency situations. You definitely need a traditional doctor when you have accidents, injuries, or extreme illnesses. The holistic approach is preventative. We protect the body from emergency health situations and put it in a better place to deal with them when the arise. The most important thing to remember is to do the research and utilize the best approaches for the situations that come up in your life!
At Alive Chiropractic, we focus on holistic health, and recommend many strategies to supplement your regular chiropractic care! We are offering a $40 new patient special, so you can come in and see our office for yourself. Book your first visit and jumpstart your wellness routine today!