Integrative Health Doctor Releases Guide Aimed at Unlocking True Health Potential
How do you go about getting the best integrative healthcare you can? The more you participate in the process, the more you will benefit.
- Phoenix-Mesa, AZ (1888PressRelease) February 18, 2012 - As natural or alternative procedures become an increasingly popular health management strategy among the health-conscious segment of society, the demand for providers of integrative health care also rises. The trouble? Patients face the risk of falling for the wrong alternative or integrative health provider.
Like choosing a good car or a savvy smartphone to suit a person's taste, lifestyle and needs, a natural or alternative health doctor that fits a person's needs must be carefully assessed. In fact, there are reports that support this claim, suggesting even further that integrative care must be tailored to the patient, as not every treatment will be effective or appropriate for everyone.
As defined, integrative health therapy combines traditional medicine with complementary and alternative therapies that may include a variety of modalities such as acupuncture, Chinese herbology, hormone therapy, nutrition and energy medicine, among many others.
Dr. Tom Ritchie, founder and owner of Sedona Synergy Medicine (www.sedonasynergymedicine.com) and a practicing medical doctor for almost three decades, believes that patients must be treated as active decision makers and partners in care.
Take for example studies that point to the healing potential of one's body. Under the wrong healthcare provider, the body's natural healing properties may be interrupted or disrupted by artificial procedures or chemicals because the doctor may not have fully understood the patient from a holistic perspective.
Unlike other practicing integrative doctors, Tom Ritchie considers his approach of holistic counseling as not limited to his patient's physical maladies. He also inquires about their mental and emotional disturbances, spiritual stresses and imbalances in order to treat the whole person.
Patients seeking alternative therapy support may visit Sedona Synergy Medicine in person or through its virtual office via phone or by Skype. Ritchie says that a virtual visit through Skype's live video component with Sedona Synergy Medicine enhances a phone consultation because it in holistic counseling as in life, a picture is worth a thousand words.
Contrary to misconceptions about virtual appointments, holistic medicine is particularly well-suited for virtual consultations due to its focus on prevention and natural, safe treatment options. An appointment at Sedona Synergy Medicine consists of questions, answers and patient education. Handouts and prescriptions, labs and other types of advice can be easily be accomplished by email and phone.
With over 30 years or experience and exposure to a variety of integrative health philosophies - from conventional Western medicine to unorthodox, natural healing models based on ancient practices - Dr. Ritchie's forte in treating a patient begins with a holistic counseling session that determines what went wrong and how he can assist the patient's immune system in correcting the problem.
Dr. Ritchie believes that a properly balanced immune system boosts the unlimited healing potential of the body. To help anyone who is interested in learning how to unlock his true health potential, Tom Ritchie, M.D. has created the Synergy Health Guide, a series of downloadable videos, easy-to-use tools and lessons on maximizing health.