Whole-Person Health: BODY, MIND, AND SPIRIT
Holistic healthcare refers to treating the whole person. Discomfort and fatigue are related to sleep and nutrition, which in turn are related to hormone balance and environmental factors, while every body system is affected by emotional and biological stress… you get the picture! In true holistic healthcare, patients actively participate in their own healing, while the physician offers insightful coaching, counseling, teaching and prioritizing. And in an integrative medical practice such as Dr. McKay’s, prescriptions and other mainstream recommendations are utilized whenever appropriate.
Dr. McKay balances the best of modern science with traditional wisdom, always seeking new ways to improve patient satisfaction. From well-researched pharmaceutical prescriptions to ancient water therapy, from high-precision instruments to herbalist folklore, Dr McKay’s interests range wide and far, but always with a healing intention and intellectual integrity. With a degree in Philosophy, she is not one to skip over important questions.
The Hormones and Holistic Healthcare Clinic is devoted to making the world a better place by getting good people back on their feet, fully engaged in life. It just makes sense to work with the body instead of against it; hence, our preference for all-natural, restorative, gentle, nourishing types of treatment — rather than toxic or harsh modalities. This doesn’t mean total avoidance of prescription medications; it does mean that we look for the best approach at this moment, and then move on as needed.
Each person is unique and each circumstance requires thoughtful intervention; no two cases will be the same. Highly individualized treatment plans are the norm. There is no room for cookie-cutter medicine in the whole-person approach.
Dr. Mark Katz described the practice of holistic healthcare here: