A Holistic Approach to Medicine

By Dr. Katherine Birchenough

After spending some time at the Dolder Grand hotel in Zurich, Switzerland, it struck me that we Americans should certainly take a leaf out of the European book of health. We have at our disposal a multitude of incredible modalities aimed at keeping us well, and the database of knowledge about health and disease is growing at an exponential rate—but we don’t seem to embrace the same kinds of healthcare as they do overseas.

Medical resorts of Europe, like the Dolder Grand, offer a spa vacation that doubles as an opportunity for an earnest assessment of one’s general well-being. Here, medical professionals combine traditional spa treatments with medical evaluation by qualified doctors to help assess what factors might be holding you back from living your best life…

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