Holistic Health on the Go - Your Alternative Medicine Source
Located in Williamstown, MA
What is Holistic Health?
Holistic health is a natural approach to health, wellness, vitality and longevity. The main goal of holistic health, often referred to as Eastern medicine, Oriental Medicine, Integrative medicine, Functional medicine or alternative medicine is to harmonize the connection between the body, mind, and spirit. When it comes to holistic healthcare, providers of Oriental Medicine look beyond the physical body and aim to address the physical, emotional, social, spiritual, and intellectual health and wellness of a patient using natural healing methods. The goal is to effectively treat the body as a complete system, rather than focusing on only symptoms or a specific troublesome area of a patient’s body as is common with Western medicine.
What is Western Medicine?
According to the National Health Institute, Western medicine is defined as "a system in which medical providers and other healthcare professionals (such as nurses, pharmacists, and therapists) treat symptoms and diseases using drugs, radiation, or surgery. Also called allopathic medicine, biomedicine, conventional medicine, mainstream medicine, and orthodox medicine. While modern day Western medicine has brought many life-saving advancements to today’s healthcare industry; it’s focus is often on a patient’s specific complaint, treating those set of symptoms or that particular body part in an effort to give their patient the most immediate relief. In doing so, Western Medicine relies heavily on a pharmaceutical approach to achieve the desired results. When treating the body through pharmaceutical approaches the underlying causes may or may not be treated and/or discovered. Health and wellness as a whole is often overlooked and underestimated.
What is Eastern Medicine?
Eastern medicine, otherwise known as Oriental medicine and sometimes referred to as alternative medicine is a complete medical system spanning over 23 centuries which incorporates ancient knowledge and techniques. Often times, these techniques are combined with modern research to form life-changing protocols to treat both acute and/or chronic disorders. Eastern medicine has been shown to be an excellent tool for preventative health measures as well as an effective tool for treating disorders and imbalances. The goal of Eastern medicine is to restore the body’s balance and harmony between the natural opposing forces of yin and yang. Perhaps one of the most well known Eastern medicine techniques is acupuncture. Acupuncture has been shown to help alleviate pain associated with a wide variety of ailments. To see what acupuncture can do for you contact Rachelle Tetreault at 772-353-1397 or email her. For a list of other services offered by Board Certified Acupuncturist Rachelle Tetreault at Holistic Health on the Go visit our Holistic Treatments page.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is an effective technique that has been used by millions and has over the centuries shown its ability of not only treating pain issues but overall balancing the body systems to help prevent and treat disorders. This is performed by a trained practitioner who utilizes fine, sterile needles at various specific acupoint locations on the body. Acupuncture is a safe and effective way of treating many issues and recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) for the treatment of a plethora of diseases.
Your Holistic Health On The Go Provider
Rachelle Tetreault, Board Certified L,Ac, and Eastern Medicine specialist with an extensive western health background. Holistic Health On The Go provides Eastern medicine, functional medicine, and Aruyvedic medicine for patients seeking total body health and wellness. For more information on how Eastern medicine, functional medicine or Aruydeic medicine can help you see our frequently asked questions.
How can Eastern Medicine help me?
Eastern medicine stems back at least 2,200 years, research indicates that alternative medicine whether used with Western medicine or alone can have positive effects patients prognosis. Whether you suffer from a chronic disease or an acute disorder Oriental medicine has been shown to help patients with:
For comprehensive list of illnesses that can benefit from Acupuncture, according to the World Health Organization, visit Diseases and Disorders treated by Acupuncture. Or to learn more about how Eastern Medicine can help you visit the US Department of Health and Human Services > National Center for Complimentary and Integrative Health or the World Health Organizations (WHO), Review and Analysis Reports on Acupuncture.
What my patients are saying...
"I had been suffering with costochondritis for a couple months and was being treated by several doctors gave me pain meds and steroids with no relief. I contacted Dr. Tetreault for her recommendation..."
"What a wonderful experience. In these times of fast food like health care, to have someone take the time to listen and then prescribe is a blessing. The follow up call was not expected but very welcomed."
"I have had the pleasure of knowing Dr Tetreault for almost 5 years, as a colleague and as an acupuncturist. Her skills as a physician of Chinese medicine are exceptional, including her herbal knowledge. Her needling technique is extremely comfortable...
"Dr Tetreault is so experienced, she helped me with Bell’s palsy my smoking addiction and anxiety. Thank you so much"
"Great service. Rachel has been very helpful with getting my pain to subside."
"Dr. Tetreault took the time to understand my symptoms and health history and was able to come up with a specialized course of treatment that would best suit me. The experience was very relaxing and after a few treatments I noticed a substantial improvement. I recommend Rachelle to everyone I know."
"Dr. Rachelle Tetreault knows her craft very well. I have had middle back pain for over 11 months and sternum pain for over 5 months as a result of a terrible car accident. All this time I thought my issues were in the center of my back, until Dr. Rachelle discovered that my pain is actually stemming from my sternum. With a proper diagnosis, she is now treating me and I’ve had incredible improvements. I’m finally getting sleep and my pain has reduced dramatically. Dr. Rachelle is a true expert and acts with her patients best interest in mind."