With Karen Siegel Propis, Licensed Acupuncturist
The events of the past year have been life-changing for all of us, but especially for members of the medical community. Even the way doctors now treat patients has undergone dramatic changes with increasing reliance on telemedicine, thermometer checks on arrival, and other modifications. We’ve also seen significant changes in our philosophy of patient care; perhaps for the better! Holistic medicine, once viewed separately from Western medicine, has experienced a tremendous resurgence. Using a “whole person” approach, a holistic practitioner focuses on the patient’s mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical state and not just physical symptoms. With the many lifestyle changes and mental health crises brought about by the pandemic, even the most traditional of medical practitioners have recognized the importance of treating a patient’s mental and emotional symptoms along with their physical ailments. We are seeing a much greater appreciation today for holistic medicine and the positive results that can be achieved. So what is holistic medicine and how could it benefit you? My guest today, Karen Siegel Propis, is here to tell us more. She treats a wide variety of emotional and physical symptoms with Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and has helped patients overcome acute and chronic pain issues as well as digestive problems, depression, menopause, and migraines. If you’re struggling with a chronic medical issue, perhaps holistic medicine could be right for you.