Q. What is a Holistic Approach?
A holistic approach to modern medicine is characterized by treating the person as a whole, rather than treating specific diseases or symptoms. This approach is concerned with prevention and health care, not simply curing disease after it has taken hold. The support should also consider their physical, emotional, social, and spiritual wellbeing.
Q. What is Holistic Gynecology
Holistic gynecology is a branch of medicine that focuses on preventive care and enhancing well-being. This type of gynecology provides healthcare throughout a woman’s entire life and addresses holistic women’s health, rather than just treating illness once it occurs.
The holistic approach uses and emphasizes natural therapies that promote wellness for the body, mind, and spirit, as well as using traditional medicine when needed. It also helps vaginal health by using natural remedies instead of harmful chemicals.
Q. How is Holistic Gynecology Different Than the Rest
One main difference has to do with treatment. A mainstream ob-gyn relies on pharmaceutical drugs, synthetic hormones, and surgical procedures to solve women’s health problems. Holistic gynecology chooses treatments such as herbal remedies, supplements, nutrition, and mindfulness. It also supports the natural processes of the body and traditional treatments when necessary.
Another difference is in how a holistic gynecologist thinks about health care for women. A typical ob-gyn says that with proper medical treatment, she can help most women with their health problems. A holistic practitioner believes this as well, but also knows that healing does not always come from a pill.
Q. What is Offered with a Holistic Gynecologist
Healthcare at a Holistic Gynecologist, like Midwife360, offers primary care and treatment for women of all ages. From their first PAP-smear through menopause. It includes preventative measures to detect and treat gynecological conditions before they become more difficult to manage. When mainstream medical care is necessary, it also offers a support system that can work in conjunction with other practices or hospitals.
At Midwife360 we offer and educate on:
- Annual Examinations / Office Visits
- Problem Visit Examinations
- IUD or implant placement
- Pregnancy and prevention strategies
- Blood Draw & Testing
- Birth Control (natural and artificial methods)
- Fertility issues (natural and artificial methods)
- Mammograms and ultrasound prescriptions
- Any vaginal or genital discomfort
- Convenient electronic prescription and medical records
Q. Is it Important to Use Organic Feminine Products
Yes. It is important to use organic feminine products because you must protect your delicate vaginal mucosa from chemical irritants. This can be done by using 100% cotton tampons or pads and natural, non-chemical-based feminine care products such as menstrual cups.
It can be bad for vaginal health to use non-organic because tampons absorb vaginal and uterine fluid to keep you dry. This allows the vagina’s delicate bacterial balance to be disrupted, allowing bad bacteria to grow. Thus, releasing chemicals into your body (including pesticides from non-organic cotton).
Q. How Do I Find A Holistic Gynecologist
If you are in the South Florida area and are looking for a provider who takes the holistic approach, look no further. Founded by P. Fadwah Halaby CNM, Midwife360 is a holistic evidence-based practice for midwifery services such as routine women’s care, family planning, pregnancy care, and birthing.
If you are ready to make an appointment visit the Midwife360 today.