Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Feature: HICC- Holistic Integrative Care Center Makati
When we understand our purpose, it is a moment of epiphany. It dawned on me that health should be everybody's concern and top priority.
A recent visit to a one-of-a-kind clinic in Makati City opened a whole new perspective. A question popped up in my mind "Why should we settle for the traditional approach in medicine when we can also reap the benefits of alternative therapies at the same time?"
According to Dr. Imelda S. Edodollon, Medical Director of HICC, "Integrative Medicine is healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person, including all aspects of lifestyle. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship between practitioner and patient, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapies. It isn’t just medicine. Your care team may also design a plan to help you build healthy behaviors and skills -- like smart eating habits and stress-busting activities. These things can keep you healthy for the long term."
Non-invasive whole-body scan results were astounding as Dr. Meddie discussed the findings. It was accurate enough to reveal issues with my gut and respiratory concerns. What I loved about it is it did not require blood sample, there was no need for Radiography, and most of all it was painless. The rest of the services they offer are: Therapy Services, Beauty & Wellness, Glutathione Therapy, Hyperthermia, Coffee Enema, Chelation Therapy, Immune System Boost, Mineral Repletion, Photon Therapy, and Ozone Therapy.
Rarely do we see such institutions which focus on the patient's wellness instead of profit. In fact, only a maximum of five patients are accommodated in a day as the treatment is almost a whole day process. It is vital that patients are accompanied by relatives for them to truly understand their medical conditions, how to take care of them, understand the root causes of their condition and how to make the patient’s life more bearable since after care is as important as treatment itself.
Part of the treatment is consideration of our diet. Chef Arlene Aquino Clemente is certified as a holistic raw food chef in Bali, Indonesia. I had the opportunity to consult her regarding my diet and I was enlightened on the importance of what we eat.
Slots are limited, and advance reservation is advised.
HICC is located at UG-11 CPT Condominium, Calle Estacion, Makati City, open Monday-Saturday (10am-6pm).