FAQ – What Does Holistic Medicine Mean?

Holistic medicine looks at the whole person in their entirety. The physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of wellness are all taken into account. Conventional medicine focuses primarily on the mechanical, biochemical and biophysiological  aspects of health. In Holistic medicine, when one aspect of the three components (physical, emotional, spiritual) is not functioning optimally, it can throw the other two out of balance thus causing health issues.  The Holistic philosophy believes that the three parts are interconnected in such a way that they affect each other and therefore cannot be separated when treating dis-ease or illness.

Each doctor’s personal training and biographical journey defines their Holistic approach and may vary greatly. Dr. Pautz is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Diplomate of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine (ABIHM), which allows integrating the best of both disciplines and works in a balanced way between the two fields.

Dr. Pautz is also an anthroposophic medical doctor. Anthroposophic medicine is an extension of conventional medicine and Holistic medicine.  This approach presumes that the body is not an independent material organism and that optimal health depends on a balanced relationship between the physical body, the life force body, the soul, and the ego or spiritual part of us.