Homeostasis – the tendency to maintain a relative state of equilibrium through physiological processes. All of our bodies strive for this and it is often achieved through the reaction between our physical, emotional, and spiritual processes. I like to think of a holistic medicine not as a convoluted approach to a medical diagnosis but rather an impetus to think outside of the box when evaluating our patients. Our patients are only human, constantly being exposed to stress and dangers that want to diminish their health. Targeting symptoms with prescription medications is effective treatment, however sometimes what our patients need is a lifestyle change, a revised sleep schedule, or a tweak to their diets. Illnesses are like weeds they can sprout up in the snap of a finger and spread like wildfire, that’s why I choose to target the root of the problem. Personally I have found that exercise and my faith have aided in my natural healing.