Holistic Medicine Specialist

Candace Good, MD -  - Psychiatrist

Sig: Wellness Studio

Candace Good, MD

Psychiatrist located in State College, PA

Holistic medicine focuses on helping you achieve optimal health; it’s not about masking your symptoms. As a trained psychiatrist and an experienced ayurveda practitioner, Candace Good, MD, brings her personal experience in finding mind-body balance to Sig: Wellness Studio in State College, Pennsylvania. To see how holistic medicine can support and improve your health, call Sig: Wellness Studio or schedule an appointment online today.

Holistic Medicine Q & A

What is holistic medicine?

Holistic medicine is the practice of integrating conventional and alternative therapies to treat your whole body, including your mind and spirit. This approach understands the endless and free flow of your life force energy as it moves throughout your body, mind, and spirit.

Common principles of holistic medicine include:

  • Preventing disease by properly supporting the body, mind, and spirit
  • Identifying the cause of underlying conditions instead of treating symptoms alone
  • Eliminating dysfunction in the whole person to treat disease
  • Providing patient-focused care tailored to their unique needs and desires
  • Encouraging patients to harness the healing powers of love, hope, and positivity

At her mind-body psychiatric practice, Dr. Good takes a holistic approach to diagnosing and recommending treatment. This involves reviewing your nutrition, lifestyle, and environment as well as your physical, emotional, and spiritual health.

How does holistic medicine work?

In order to improve your mind, body, and spirit, Dr. Good often recommends a variety of secondary treatments with her holistic approach. These might include:

  • Supplements
  • Acupuncture
  • Homeopathy
  • A mindfulness practice
  • Personalized yoga instruction with a provider, like Path to Calm

Dr. Good is also a trained ayurvedic practitioner who incorporates these methodologies into her holistic treatments.

What is ayurveda?

Ayurveda is a form of medicine originating in India 5,000 years ago. This ancient practice focuses on maintaining your health and wellness by balancing your mind, body, and spirit through doshas.

According to ayurveda, three doshas, or life forces, exist everywhere in nature and are the building blocks of all living organisms. A combination of these doshas exist in all of us, but one is usually more dominant than the others.

Because each dosha manages different aspects of your body, it’s essential to keep them properly balanced to improve your overall health and reduce your risk of illness and disease.

What are the benefits of holistic medicine?

Holistic medicine strives to help men, women, and children achieve optimal health by consciously pursuing the highest qualities in their physical, emotional, and spiritual life.

By taking a holistic approach to your overall health and wellness, Dr. Good can also focus on the underlying causes of potential health conditions instead of simply treating symptoms. This approach empowers the men and women in her care to become more actively involved in their own health.

For more information on holistic medicine, call Sig: Wellness Studio or schedule an appointment online today.