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Holistic Approach

Holistic Approach



What is Holistic Medicine?

Holistic medicine is an integrated approach to healthcare that treats the whole person body, mind, spirit and emotions.

The holistic approach in medicine, emphasizes the need to analyze the patient physical, emotional, nutritional, social, environmental, spiritual and lifestyle values. The primary goal of the holistic approach is to achieve optimal health by gaining proper balance in life.

Holistic or else Integrative medicine, which is also called integrated, combines alternative medicine with evidence-based medicine. Practitioners claim that it treats the "whole person", focuses on wellness and health rather than on treating disease, and emphasizes the patient-physician relationship.

Holistic practitioners use a variety of treatment techniques. Depending on the practitioner's training, these may include:

  • Western Medicine which includes all types of conventional medical treatment, encompassing surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and physical therapy.
  • Alternative medicine such as acupuncture, chiropractic care, homeopathy, naturopathy, and massage therapy.
  • Psychological support. This may include psychotherapy, relaxation methods such als hypnosis, imagination, awareness, full mind exercises, relationship and spiritual counseling.