Elevate Your Mind With Holistic Mental Health Care
The term holistic gets thrown around frequently in health care, so you could consider it a buzzword. Aside from the trendy products found in big box stores and advertisements on TikTok, what does holistic mean? According to the Miriam-Webster dictionary, the definition of holistic is “relating to or concerned with wholes or with complete systems rather than with the analysis of, treatment of, or dissection into parts,” which means looking at the complete picture of something, breaking it down into smaller sections.
In healthcare, a holistic view is traditionally associated with Eastern medicine or natural remedies compared to Westernized practices or pharmaceuticals. However, that’s not entirely the case. It’s actually a blend of both, serving patients and providers well.
How Balance Psychiatric Services Takes A Holistic Approach
At Balance Psychiatric Services, we embrace a holistic approach to mental healthcare. Here are two ways that we do that in our practice.
Treating All of You, Not Part of You
When working with patients, we recognize that physical health, mental well-being, emotional balance, and spiritual harmony are all interconnected facets of wellness. As psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners (PMHNPs), we take a deep dive into your health history to understand the root cause of what you’re experiencing. This may involve examining lifestyle factors, dietary habits, stress levels, relationships, and environmental influences. By considering all of you, and not only part of you, holistic assessments help us to create treatment plans that support your overall health and vitality and your body’s natural ability to heal itself.
Approaching mental healthcare this way also lets you be proactive about your body and mind. It’s no secret that prevention and proactive self-care are necessities in maintaining long-term well-being, so we encourage the people we work with to cultivate brain-healthy habits and lifestyle choices that support their overall health goals rather than waiting until something happens.
Getting Creative With Treatment Plans
After an initial psychiatric assessment, you’ll create a personalized treatment plan with one of our PMHNPs. Instead of only offering conventional treatments, we’re not afraid to look at diverse interventions. A typical treatment plan may combine traditional techniques and alternative therapies to address all your health concerns. It’s also possible to target specific treatment-resistant symptoms, like suggesting massage therapy, acupuncture, mindfulness techniques, medication, and psychotherapy to treat severe depression.
Holistic treatment plans are collaborative experiences, so you can expect an open dialogue during your appointments, allowing you to take an active role in your healthcare. Since we’re telehealth providers, sharing information is easy. But the message is simple: when you’re informed, you are empowered; when you’re confident about your health decisions, you feel better. This isn’t only something we’ve seen with our patients. Research shows that better health literacy equals better health empowerment.
Strengthen Your Mind-Body Connection With Holistic Care
Holistic care strengthens the connection between your mind and body, improving your quality of life. By adding different options to your mental health treatment plan, like mindfulness, healthy eating, talk therapy, or medication, you can better understand your health and take charge of feeling better. Holistic care helps you feel stronger, bounce back from tough times, and find more balance in life. Schedule an appointment today with one of our PMHNPs to see how our holistic care can help you!