Q: What Is a Holistic Pediatrician? A: A holistic physician is a medical doctor who integrates traditional Western medicine and alternative therapies in order to treat the mind, body and spirit. The doctor and patient work together to find solutions and remedies. In the case of a Holistic Pediatrician, the doctor and the parent work together to improve the child’s overall health. The parent’s point of views and concerns are valued greatly. AHolistic Pediatrician evaluates and recommends treatment options that address the cause of an illness as well as the symptoms.
At Coral Springs Holistic Pediatrics, there is a greater emphasis placed on preventative treatment. By focusing on nutrition, herbs and/or supplements, and other natural remedies, the child’s immune system is improved holistically (naturally).
Q: What are the benefits of going to a Holistic Pediatrician? A:Treatment methods which are least likely to do harm are used first in holistic medicine. These methods are also often more cost-effective than conventional drugs.
Q: Do Holistic Pediatricians prescribe medicine such as antibiotics? A:Yes. Holistic Pediatricians will prescribe medicine when it is necessary. However, in many cases, the patient’s condition can be successfully treated using a holistic (natural) approach.
Q: How often can a common infection, such as an ear infection, resolve using a holistic approach? A:Dr. Linda Colon says that 80 percent of ear infections do not require antibiotics and that the child’s immune system will fight it off. And if a child has repeated ear infections then steps will be taken to boost the child’s immune system holistically.
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