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Why Doctor’s Holistic Rx website?

Doctor’s Holistic Rx is the result of one holistic doctor’s 29 years of practicing alternative medicine.  For the past 29 years I have studied and practiced therapeutic nutrition, functional medicine, acupuncture, chiropractic, energy healing (Reiki, Qi Gong, Reconnective Healing) and more.  In that time I’ve learned a lot about holistic healing.  Above all I’ve learned the power of the human body to heal itself given the right support.

The Health Battle Rages

We Americans are in the midst of a great war and our health as individuals and as a society is at stake.  It’s tempting to define this war by naming the different sides–who’s facing each other on the battle line.  If we choose to see the war in this way, on one side is the pharmaceutical industry and much of the medical profession.  On the other is an disorganized community of medical doctors, chiropractors, naturopaths, acupuncturists, physical therapists, herbalists, energy healers, etc.  It’s conventional medicine versus holistic healing.

The Personal War

There’s no denying that the pharmaceutical and medical technology industries are waging a war to dominate health care.  But in my view the war is more personal than that.  What do the pharmaceutical ads really say to us?  What is their unspoken premise?

It is that we are helpless to help ourselves.  That the body cannot heal itself without the intervention of synthetic drugs.

What 29 years of practicing holistic healing has shown me is that this is not true.  Given the proper support, bodies do heal, often magically.  And that is why I have created this site.  I want you to have the right support.

Doctors are failing their role as teachers

Did you know that the Latin root of the word “Doc-tor” means “to teach”.  We doctors should be teaching our patients how to get healthy and stay healthy.  That is the purpose of this website.  I want you to have the information you need to stay healthy.

Some of my guidelines for the information this site:

  • You want accurate information that will help your health
  • You don’t want hype or information tainted by an advertisers self interest
  • You want information that is to the point and not overly verbose
  • You don’t want information that is overly technical

An apple a day…

Remember the expression “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”.  I hope that this site is your apple a day.  But remember, you can’t just look at an apple and expect to feel nourished.  You have to eat the apple.  Translation:  you have to put what you learn into practice.  So don’t just browse by and then forget about what you’ve learned.  Put it to practice.

DoctorsHolisticRx.Net

The sister website to DoctorsHolisticRx.com is DoctorsHolisticRx.Net.  This is an online store that has a bunch of invaluable health products.  I have personally researched and chosen the products on DoctorsHolisticRx.Net for their value and effectiveness.  You can link to DoctorsHolisticRx.Net here.

Personal Biography of Dr. Harlan Mittag

I have practiced a variety of alternative medicine disciplines for the past 29 years.  (As stated above) these include nutritional therapy, functional medicine, chiropractic, acupuncture, energy healing and more.  I received my bachelors degree in Human Biology from Stanford University in 1973 and my chiropractic doctor’s degree and acupuncture certification in 1986.  From 1986 to the present I have focused my post graduate studies on therapeutic nutriton and functional medicine.  Through my clinic I have served my community since 1986.