A Breath of Fresh Air
Holistic healthcare practitioners view and treat a person’s health based on their entire being; mind, body and spirit. They acknowledge and understand that surgery or drugs that target a specific symptom or area of the body have their place, and are extremely useful; but are not the end-all of care. Often times these methods overlook subtle but extremely vital aspects of health that need to be addressed for true healing to occur.
Holistic practitioners view their role in healthcare as that of a partner or a guide, working with their clients on a very personal level to help them achieve their goals. Massage, Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Chiropractic, Esoteric Psychology and Counseling, Music Therapy and Reiki are but a few examples of the myriad of holistic therapies available. As these diverse options become more widely accepted, a greater number of people are using these “alternative and complimentary” therapies as primary care and western allopathic medicine as an adjunct.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a complex and dynamic system of medicine originating well over three thousand years ago. TCM practitioners view the body as a conduit between heaven and earth for the life-giving energy known as Qi (pronounced “chee”). They believe that Qi flows through the body along proscribed pathways or channels. The body, mind and spirit are viewed as healthy and whole when the movement of Qi is abundant, smooth and uninhibited. Poor lifestyle, injury, harsh environmental conditions and extreme emotions can disrupt the flow of or deplete the source of our Qi causing pain and illness. A TCM doctor uses numerous techniques to enhance, regulate and restore the balance of energies.
At Geppert Holistic Healing, we use Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Massage, and Qigong in whatever combination we need to help our clients. Please feel free to browse our site for more information on these therapies. If you would like to schedule a session, or need more information, please visit our Contact page.