Holistic Health

 

 Holistic Health & Medicine

 From Gale Encyclopedia of Public Health

The words “holism” and “holistic” are derived from the Greek word holos, meaning “whole.”

Holism is based on an understanding that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Practitioners of holistic medicine focus on the whole person, not just a specific disease, and believe that mind, body, and spirit are inseparable.

They also believe that good health is not merely the absence of disease, that the body has an innate power to heal itself, and that lifestyle factors contribute to health or illness.

 How can a Holistic Health practitioner help you?

By keeping it all simple, effective and balanced – helping to provide a comprehensive approach to health care and prevention of disease employing conventional (orthodox) and many of the alternative medicine modalities. This integrates the body as a whole, including mind and spirit, rather than separate systems. 

While a Holistic Health practitioner does not diagnose or prescribe orthodox pharmaceuticals, as a GP does, they can help to integrate the various modalities into a simple and effective plan for you.

Simply put, it involves helping you to put together your own personal health plan in a manageable way. If you currently take prescription medications from your GP, or have a specific health issue, the therapies & supplements you use may vary dramatically from a person who does not require orthodox medications. 

Your Holistic Health practitioner can help you to make the healthiest choices and even provide you with referrals to other complementary health professionals if required. Helping to keep the balance is the key.

Why not enquire today?

 

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