Holistic Health Coaching Specialist

Miami Center for Holistic Healing

Functional Medicine & Aesthetics located in Miami, FL

A holistic approach to your wellness involves healing that takes into account how your whole person – meaning the mind, body, and spirit – affects your health and well-being. At Miami Center for Holistic Healing, April Hanemann, RN, and her team provide holistic health coaching to help you develop a lifestyle that promotes optimal health and prevents disease and dysfunction. Call the office in Miami, Florida, or use the online booking tool here on the website to set up your holistic consultation and start on the road to better wellness today.

Holistic Health Coaching Q & A

What is holistic medicine?

Holistic medicine sees every person as a unique individual, rather than a set of symptoms to be cured. Disease is seen to be a result of physical, spiritual, social, emotional, and environmental imbalances. Dr. Eklund and her team see their roles as holistic practitioners as guides, mentors, and role models. They help you, the patient, do the necessary work of changing lifestyle habits and beliefs to facilitate healing. Strategies for healing include nutritional supplements, medication, herbs, and meditation.

What is involved in holistic health coaching?

During a holistic health coaching consultation, the team initially reviews your medical history and gathers information that conventional medicine may not consider. This includes details about your diet, relationships, stress levels, environment, and exercise. The goal in the initial interview is to review your information and to use it to formulate a treatment plan.

You’re asked to fill out several forms prior to the visit. These ask for facts about your extended family’s medical history as well as places you’ve lived and visited and your job history to screen for possible environmental exposures. If you have an existing medical problem, the team wants a chronology of your symptoms and treatments.

For people who seek holistic health coaching for preventive care, overall wellness, or weight loss, the team asks you to keep a diet and exercise log in advance that they review at your first visit. They have you undergo state-of-the-art body composition analysis to learn your ratio of fat to muscle and help determine your body’s caloric requirements.

What issues are addressed through holistic health coaching?

The team at The Miami Center for Holistic Healing deals with a wide variety of health concerns using the holistic model. For instance, you may seek coaching if you have a risk of heart disease due to family history. If you have a chronic disease, such as fibromyalgia, holistic health coaching can help look for the root cause of the problem instead of just treating the symptoms with drugs. You may seek out holistic health coaching to optimize your well-being, lose weight, or integrate natural therapies into your existing treatment plan.

Depending on your diagnosis, symptoms, and goals, the team may order specific tests to help assess your nutrient status to determine if you have any deficiencies. They may also do an extensive analysis of your digestive tract to evaluate digestive enzymes, inflammation, yeasts, parasites, abnormal bacteria, or lack of protective bacteria. 

Saliva and blood tests provide information about hormone levels and food allergies or sensitivities. Urine tests determine the presence of harmful heavy metals and reveal information about the level of your brain chemicals. All of these tests further inform your treatment plan.

If you’d like to get to the root cause of your symptoms, make an appointment for holistic health coaching. Call The Miami Center for Holistic Healing or use the online booking tool here on the website.