What is a holistic doctor?
Holistic doctors are educated and trained in traditional medicine and are required to hold a medical degree. They are capable of addressing all standard medical needs just as a traditional medical doctor will do, however, they adhere to holistic principles that use a variety of alternative methods to promote physical, emotional and spiritual health, which will encourage a better quality of life.
A good holistic doctor will be well rounded and knowledgeable in many different modalities as well as experienced with a variety of different illnesses, diseases and conditions. They should be able to address biochemical and metabolic disorders, food allergies, chemical sensitivities, nutritional deficiencies, herbal remedies, homeopathic remedies, vitamin and mineral supplementation, diet plans, lifestyle changes, environmental medicine and spiritual aspects of healing.
Health, healing, and the management of healing are acquired through the combination of many different approaches. Pharmaceuticals or surgery may be prescribed, but only when absolutely essential and after other methods have been exhausted. A holistic medical doctor sees value in both traditional and alternative methods and will combine the two when the situation calls for it. Use the links below to find holistic healthcare in your area.
Doctors, Clinics & Healing Centers
This post contains a collection of alternative health doctors and clinics, as well some links to search tools to help you locate holistic care in your area.
Ann Wigmore’s Retreat, Puerto Rico
The Block Center for Integrative Cancer Care, Dr Keith Block, Skokie, Illinois
The Center for Advanced Medicine and Clinical Research, Dr Rashid Buttar, Cornelius, NC
The Center for New Medicine, Dr Leigh Erin Connealy, Irvine, CA
Dr Stanislaw Burzynski’s Gene Targeted / Antineoplaston Therapy- Houston, Texas
Dr George Y.C. Wong, Chinese Herbalist, New York, NY
Gerson Clinic- Locations: Clinica Nutricion y Vida in Tijuana, Mexico, and Gerson Health Center in Hungary
Gerson Plus, Dr Dan Rogers, Tijuana Mexico
Hippocrates Health Institute- West Palm Beach, Florida
Hope 4 Cancer Institute, Dr Antonio Jimenez, Tijuana Mexico
Hoxsey Bio-Medical Cancer Center, Tijuana, Mexico
The Illinois Center for Progressive Health, Dr Nicholas LeRoy, DC, MS, Chicago IL
Immumo-Technologies- Freeport, Bahamas
Issels Foundation, Immuno-therapy, AZ
Dr Linda Isaacs Clinic/ formerly Dr Nicholas Gonzalez clinic, New York, N.Y.
The Kushi Institute, Macrobiotic Diet, Becket, Massachusetts
The Living Foods Institute- Atlanta, GA
Mederi Centre for Natural Healing- Master Herbalist Donald Yance, Ashland, Oregon
Northern Baja Healing Center, Dr Patrick Vickers practices Gerson-Style treatments, Rosarita, Mexico
Oasis of Healing- Dr Thomas Lodi, Mesa Arizona
Oasis of Hope Hospital- Dr Francisco Contreras, Playas de Tijuana, Mexico
The Optimum Health Institute, located in CA and TX
Revici Clinic, Metabolic Therapies, New York, NY
Sanoviv Medical Institute- Playas De Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico
Virotherapy Center (Rigvir Virotherapy), located in Latvia, EU
Search tools to locate a holistic health practitioner in your area
Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine
American College for Advancement in Medicine-Locate a Physician
American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
Foundation for Alternative and Integrative Medicine
Institute for Functional Medicine
Life Extension Directory of Innovative Doctors
Directory of Healing Clinics, (includes international)
Cancure Directory of Clinics (includes international)
Directory for holistic dentists
Locate a Thermography Clinic
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