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    Newton Health and Wellness
    Dr. Kevin Shaw
    94 High Street – Rt 94
    Newton, NJ 07860
    973-300-1850
    Fax: 973-300-1840


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The Value of Holistic Alternative

Holistic medicine is the art and science of healing the whole person: mind, body and spirit. At Newton Health and Wellness, we embrace this principle and strive to empower our patients to achieve optimal health through a natural lifestyle approach that incorporates:

  • Strength training
  • Cardiovascular training
  • Yoga
  • Proper nutrition
  • Juicing
  •  Breath work

We believe the importance of health is often overlooked in our fast-paced society. Excessive food and alcohol; too little sleep and exercise; and ongoing stress, throw our bodies out of balance. Our mission is to restore bodily harmony and eliminate stress that often presents itself as pain, fatigue and disease.

Our holistic health care professionals will carefully evaluate each patient’s lifestyle and design a natural course of treatment as individualized as one’s own thumbprint.

                                     

Holistic Medicine

     Conventional Medicine

Philosophy

Integrates allopathic (MD), osteopathic (DO), naturopathic (ND), energy, and ethno-medicine   Based on allopathic medicine

Primary Objective of Care

Promote optimal health and as a by-product, prevent and treat disease   To cure or mitigate disease

Primary Method of Care

Empower patients to heal themselves by addressing the cause of disease and adopting healthy lifestyle changes   Eliminate physical symptoms

Diagnosis

Evaluate the whole person through holistic medical history, holistic health score sheet, physical exam and lab data Evaluate the body with history, physical exam and lab data

Primary Care Treatment Options

Influencing the body, mind, and spirit with: diet, exercise, physical conditioning, environmental measures and lifestyle modifications Drugs and surgery

Secondary Care Treatment Options

Botanical (herbal) medicine, homeopathy, acupuncture, manual medicine, biomolecular therapies, physical therapy, drugs and surgery Diet, exercise, physical therapy and stress management

Weaknesses

Shortage of holistic physicians and training programs; requires a commitment to healing; not a quick-fix Ineffective in preventing and curing chronic disease; expensive

Strengths

Teaches patients to take control of their health, and in doing so is: cost-effective in treating both acute and chronic illness; therapeutic in preventing and treating chronic disease; and essential in creating optimal health Highly therapeutic in treating both acute and life-threatening illness and injuries