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Q & A: Dr. Edelson speaks about holistic medicine.
Q: Why do you feel working with and including practitioners from holistic modalities in the care of your patients is important? How do they support the care you are providing?
A: Traditional Western medicine is extremely good at diagnosing and treating existing diseases. However, it has been much less successful in modifying the things in our lives that cause these diseases in the first place. Poor diet, lack of exercise, persistent stress and insufficient sleep are just some of the things that holistic providers are extremely good at helping us manage better. In addition we have a comprehensive Weight Management program as well as a fully accredited Sleep Medicine facility. And since how we look often has a tremendous impact on how we feel, having a full menu of Medi-Spa treatments adds another dimension to achieving total health. At HealthBridge we feel that having traditional and holistic providers working side by side and under the same roof allows for optimal team communication and for our patients to stay healthier and happier longer.
Q: Can you give an example of how acupuncture helped one of your patients?
A: A recent patient of mine who had been suffering from terrible headaches that were not responding to medications came in asking for help. He has seen a Neurologist and had a full battery of tests, but everything came out normal. I asked if he had ever tried acupuncture. He said no, but he was in such pain he was willing to try anything. Several weeks later, he returned with almost complete resolution of the headaches, and when they came they were much less severe and managed easily with Tylenol. His case is not at all unusual, as I’ve seen acupuncture have dramatic effects on many conditions that traditional medicine has failed to correct.
Q: How has a nutritionist benefited your patients?
A: I had a gentleman recently who was at least 50 lbs overweight with early diabetes, hypertension and elevated cholesterol readings. When I suggested he see our Registered Dietician, his response was “I already know what I should be eating!” I then asked him who the best tennis player in the world is right now. He responded “Roger Federer, of course!” I then asked him “Well doesn’t he have a coach? Do you think he knows how to hit a forehand? Of course he does! But a coach is someone who helps you find the little things that you might not be aware of that can make big changes in your results.” A few months later, 30 lbs lighter, feeling great but a bit embarrassed, he admitted to me that Josephine had helped him make some simple changes in his eating patterns that had dramatic results.
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