A Place Of Healing For The Whole Child
BODY, MIND and SPIRIT
Whole Child Texas – we are not focused on just treating disease and symptoms; we treat the whole child by addressing all aspects of a child’s health – mind, body, emotions, spirit, family, and community
Why Whole Child Pediatrics?
The health of our children – our most precious asset and our future – is at stake. This generation of children may be the first one who lives shorter, sicker lives than their parents. The rates of autism, ADHD, asthma, food allergies, obesity and diabetes continue to rise at an unprecedented pace. The conventional medicine solution so far has been a system that treats symptoms and that incentivizes more care at higher cost. The one disease-one prescription solution is expensive, ineffective and increasingly unsafe. Our children are sicker than before. Changing the current health care system is imperative in order to preserve the health of future generations. To meet the complex health challenges we face, we need a new approach: Whole Child Pediatrics.
What is Whole Child Pediatrics?
Whole Child Pediatrics is a revolutionary approach to health care and is based on the principles of Integrative Medicine. It is a complete paradigm shift that provides a new roadmap to optimal health, based on simple yet profoundly transformative lifestyle changes. It empowers families to make sustainable changes, encouraging them to create the future they deserve. Integrative medicine is healing-oriented medicine that takes account the whole person (body, mind, and spirit), including all aspects of lifestyle. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship and makes use of all appropriate therapies, both conventional and alternative.
Alina Olteanu, M.D., PhD
Dr. Alina Olteanu is the founder and president of “Whole Child Pediatrics of North Texas”. She is the only pediatrician in the DFW area trained through the prestigious Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, founded by Dr Andrew Weil. She is board-certified in pediatrics but also in integrative medicine through the American Board of Physician Specialties and the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine. She holds a PhD in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina, in Chapel Hill. She did her pediatric residency at Baylor College of Medicine, in Houston, Texas and received her medical degree from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy, in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
She has extensive knowledge about herbs, supplements, homeopathy, aromatherapy, functional medicine, energy medicine, mind-body medicine, Ayurveda, and Traditional Chinese Medicine, which she practices in combination with traditional, allopathic medicine.
Dr Alina recognizes that the current medical system is imperfect and it often fails patients by its focus on disease management, rather than health promotion and disease prevention. She knows that the epidemic of childhood chronic diseases is preventable and even reversible, mainly through a better diet, a more balanced lifestyle, and reducing stress and harmful environmental exposures. At the same time, she respects the amazing advances of traditional medicine, including vaccines, and she recommends antibiotics and other pharmaceutical treatments when necessary.
She practices what many people call integrative medicine, but she prefers to call it just being a good, caring doctor. As an innovator in the health care revolution, she is passionate about transforming the current medical system that over-diagnosis and over-medicates children, into a model of care that integrates the belief in the innate healing capacities of the body and nature.
Dr Alina speaks several languages (Romanian, Spanish, German) and has a special interest in nutrition, childhood behavioral problems, autism, ADHD, allergies, eczema, asthma, and epigenetics.
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