Holistic Practitioner Spotlight with Dr. Mateen Zar, Naturopath
We are speaking with Dr. Mateen Zar, who has 25 years of experience in Medicine, Chiropractic, Chinese & Indian traditional Alternative Medicine and Research Analysis.
Tell Us About Your Holistic Journey
I am a medical graduate from Pakistan. I worked in teaching hospitals as well as serving as an administrator in public health. Over the years as a medical doctor, I observed that I was not treating diseases, but the signs and symptoms, of the diseases. I found out that we, the conventional doctors, are responsible for many iatrogenic diseases, i.e. treating a disease only to create another dis-ease. One example is the side effects of chemotherapy a cancer patient experiences.
I migrated to the USA in 1998 and since then engaged in public health research. Through this I learned that there was another way, the holistic way, to take care of disease. In 2001, I decided to quit medicine and acquire knowledge about holistic practices.
In the next 10 years, I attended Palmer Chiropractic College, the International Institute of Original Medicine (IIOM) and I visited many countries to physically acquire hands on practice and knowledge about traditional Indian, Chinese, and Oriental medicine. My experiences and research work changed my mind from allopathic to naturopathic philosophies.
The “Aha” Moment
In 2011, I connected all the dots, formulated a “disease theory” and developed a unique way to fight and protect against diseases naturally. I termed this the Doctor of Chemical Philosophy (DCP).
Any chronic disease alters the normal body chemistry. Diseases are cured by taking care of the imbalances in physiology demonstrated in their chemicals. Since every patient is unique, it follows that therapies are different from patient to patient. So true to DCP, my treatment plan is based upon each patient’s chemical philosophy.
Most of the patients I see have been in treatment with many other practitioners. They come to me when their conditions are out of control or so chronic that medications do not help them.
The Initial Evaluation
When I first see a patient, I take a history, perform a physical examination, obtain lab tests and evaluate my patient’s chemical philosophy. I usually do not immediately need the patient’s previous lab tests and reports unless for historical comparison.
The Management Plan
To start off, every patient needs to detoxify before the management plan can be instituted. Here I recommend an Infrared sauna.
My treatment plan has four steps, each tailored to the individual:
- General Instructions
- Dietary Instructions
- Recommended Herbs and Supplements
- Specific Therapies
Patients experience effectiveness through adherence to these protocols. I have found that there is only reason that treatment would not be successful, and that is if the patient does not follow the management plan as outlined. The reasons for non-compliance could be lack of motivation, family objections, or financial constraints.
I still love to take chronic patients as a challenge. Presently I teach other professionals the naturopathic way of management and prevention and share my research work with the next generation.
Dr. Mateen Zar
United Natural Healthcare
Catonsville, Maryland United States
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