Holistic Health Collective

Acupuncture Doctor in Grand Rapids

Dr. Zhiling Trowbridge is trained in several different styles of medical acupuncture. Dr. Trowbridge was a clinical preceptor for the Japanese Structural Acupuncture Course for Physicians at Harvard Medical School, Department of Continuing Education. She has also lectured at local and national conferences, teaching about the use of acupuncture for medical conditions for patients. Acupuncture […]

What is mindfulness therapy?

Mindfulness is a conscious meditative practice involving awareness of one’s body, mind and spirit. A famous example of mindfulness is of the Buddha eating an orange. If you don’t think much about eating an orange, it is gone before you know it.  Instead, if you involve all five senses (smell, taste, vision, hearing, and touch) […]

What is Complementary and Alternative Medicine?

Complementary medicine used hand in hand with mainstream medical treatments enhances or augments care to improve health outcomes and or quality of life.  Alternative medicines are considered treatment modalities not considered standard of care in allopathic medicine but may have known benefits historically, and are valued in many cultures of healing not recognized by Western […]

What is Functional Medicine?

Functional medicine is a holistic approach to health assessment that analyzes the biological underpinnings, functional or organic, root cause of the presenting health condition.   Review health conditions from the point of view of gut health, hormonal/endocrine/immune balance, energy and metabolism, and or exposure to environmental toxins.   Elimination diet is often practiced if food sensitivities have […]