What holistic medicine means.
What holistic medicine means to us, especially as members of the “pain community.” (While we do not speak for all of them, this website is for them.)
Things to consider when perusing this website.
The FDA’s current statement pertaining to supplements.
Popular opinion on holistics and regulation from the holistic community.
Medical and FDA disclaimers below
“Holistic Medicine” is the correct term. “Holistics” is not a word. I use it throughout the website for ease of the reader. 🙂
Holistic Medicine Definition:
Holistic Definition: (medicine)
“characterized by the treatment of the whole person, taking into account mental and social factors, rather than just the physical symptoms of a disease.” -Google
Holistic Medicine for the Pain Community:
THIS WEBSITE WAS NOT CREATED TO GET ANYONE TO STOP TAKING ANY MEDICATION THEIR DOCTOR HAS PRESCRIBED, AND REPLACE IT WITH A HOLISTIC MEDICINE OR THERAPY.
PAIN COMMUNITIES UNDERSTAND THE NEED FOR EVERY POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVE TO BE AVAILABLE AS HELP-MATES TO GET THROUGH THE DAYS WITH THESE CHRONIC CONDITIONS.
THE MAIN PURPOSE OF THIS WEBSITE IS TO HELP THE CHRONICALLY ILL UNDERSTAND WHAT HOLISTIC MEDICINES THEY HAVE BEEN PRESCRIBED AS DIRECTLY AND SIMPLY AS POSSIBLE. MANY OF THE DOCTORS THAT HANDLE CHRONIC ILLNESSES WILL PRESCRIBE A lARGE AMOUNT OF SUPPLEMENTS. THIS WEBSITE IS, FIRST AND FOREMOST, FOR THOSE PEOPLE AND THEIR HELP-MATES.
Consider these things:
WE ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO DO 3 THINGS:
1. ALWAYS LOOK FOR THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION ON ANY NEW THING YOU WOULD LIKE TO TRY. WHEN POSSIBLE, WE TRY TO INCLUDE AN UP-TO-DATE LINK TO FURTHER EXPLORE A HOLISTIC IDEA. AND, AS ALWAYS, CHECK WITH YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER.
2. WE SUGGEST USING THIS WEBSITE TO HELP YOU EXPLORE OPTIONS AND TRY ALTERNATIVES. FOR EXAMPLE: IF ONE ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DOESN’T WORK FOR YOU, TRY ANOTHER. ALSO, CONSIDER ANOTHER FORMAT LIKE OILS OR TEAS.
3. CHECK OUT THE RECOMMENDED READING SECTIONS (AND DON’T FORGET THE LIBRARY WILL HAVE SOME OF THE BOOKS.)
“Dietary supplements are regulated by the FDA as food, not as drugs. However, many dietary supplements contain ingredients that have strong biological effects which may conflict with a medicine you are taking or a medical condition you may have. Products containing hidden drugs are also sometimes falsely marketed as dietary supplements, putting consumers at even greater risk. For these reasons, it is important to consult with a health care professional before using any dietary supplement. Read these Consumer Updates to learn more.”- FDA on Supplements FDA http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm153239.htm
More on what the FDA has to say about supplements:
OUR VIEW OF THE CURRENT HOLISTIC CLIMATE:
Many of the holistics within this website are not FDA approved. Many of the supplements and therapies have been used for thousands of years on many continents. Amazingly the medical world is only just starting to fully research and review the value of holistic medicine.
With most of these holsitics, it is difficult (if not impossible) to measure and create definitive statements pertaining to the use of these supplements. Since the typical supplement is “natural” (or in some cases, synthetically created to mimic natural) different people will experience different volumes of effectiveness. To try and measure how much or how often a supplement is needed to an individual is extremely difficult. It is said that many holistic herbalists find that FDA approval is neither needed nor wanted. Herbalist will tailor-make a protocol based on an individuals life-style and medical history. The needs of an individual can be as unique as snowflakes, and the herbals themselves are harvested from all around the world under different conditions yielding a plethora of properties. Therefore, the very idea that somehow herbals could be somehow mainstreamed and/or definitive in nature is not gonna happen. Medical Disclaimer Below.
More information on researching and purchasing the products within this website:
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Medical and FDA Disclaimers:
Common Sense dictates that the following is now added: Please note that recommended reading and its practicum, product information, physical therapies, and any and all advice presented in this collection is intended for the convenience of the reader. For advice on medical issues you should always consult your local medical practitioner.
The products and their practicum shown on this website or discussed in our communications have not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Those seeking treatment for a specific disease should consult a qualified physician.