The approach of traditional western medicine relies on pharmaceutical drugs to treat individual symptoms of imbalance. Most of these drugs have side effects that harm other areas of the body, creating further imbalance. The drugs usually just cover up symptoms by overriding the body's distress signals, ultimately making the underlying problems worse. Alternately, treatments with organic whole foods, supplements, energy modalities, and manual therapies support and repair the body by providing the building blocks that are necessary for optimal function.
By the time symptoms of disease become clearly evident, the internal issues have usually been progressing for a significant period of time, and can take equally as long to reverse. Our bodies are also constantly bombarded by toxins that can slow down healing processes, so it is especially important to support the organs responsible for eliminating toxins. Holistic healing takes patience and persistence, which can be difficult for those trained to expect immediate results, but it is well worth it in the long run.