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  1. Holistic healing is not just a treatment method, but a way of life.
  2. Many people seek holistic care even when they are not sick and simply want to improve their wellbeing.
  3. Wellness is a relatively new term that was born out of the modern world’s desire to feel better and improve wellbeing.
  4. It is important to have an open mind when using holistic care, and to be teachable and trusting.
  5. At the center of holistic medicine is always the goal to attain the overall “wellbeing of the patient.”
  6. Holistic Medicine approaches the wellness from the “whole person” perspective, treating, mind, body and soul.
  7. When looking for a holistic practitioner it is important to find one you like, feel comfortable with and trust.
  8. Alternative and complementary therapies are used by 1/3 of the US population.
  9. Naturopathy is a treatment modality that uses cures that come from nature, and has been in use for thousands of years.
  10. Hippocrates, the father of medicine was a strong advocate for naturopathy and using all natural methods to heal.
  11. Nature cure is a constructive method of treatment which aims at removing the basic cause of disease through the rational use of elements available in nature.
  12. Holistic medicine never rejects conventional medicine, in contrast, it works alongside it to create a system of complementary care.
  13. The philosophy behind “nature cure” is that man is born healthy and strong and he can remain so in line with the laws of nature.
  14. Holistic medicine does not focus on disease, but on the entire person – mind, body, and soul.
  15. If treatment is only given to one part of the problem, the patient cannot really experience full healing because other aspects of their being are being ignored.
  16. The term “holism” was first coined by Jan Christian Smuts in 1926 to describe a “whole that is greater than the sum of their parts.”
  17. Holistic practitioners provide a complete evaluation of their patients, including, history, lifestyle, thoughts, and feelings.
  18. Prevention, treatment and a profound relationship of the practitioner with their patient are all hallmarks of holistic care.
  19. Holistic care believes in the healing power of love, and trust and communication between patient and practitioner.
  20. The holistic model believes that all people have innate healing powers, and promotes patients to get in touch with those.
  21. Holistic philosophy believes that all of our life experiences hold lessons and opportunities to learn.
  22. Holistic Practitioners should be board certified to practice, have extensive training and preferably belong to the American Holistic Association.
  23. Massage, chiropractic, herbal treatments, yoga, acupuncture, and reflexology are just some of the treatment methods used in holistic medicine.
  24. Holistic practitioners teach their patients how to live a healthy lifestyle based on the patient’s particular needs.
  25. Holistic practitioners assist patients in attaining balance in their life in to order to promote the best possible health and wellness.
  26. Holistic practitioners never diagnose disease, and so it is important to continue treatment with your regular doctor.
  27. If you want to become healthy, and create a state of true wellbeing, you should see a holistic practitioner.
  28. If you want more balance in your life, a holistic practitioner can be of great help.
  29. While modern medicine views the sick patient in terms of their illness, holistic medicine views them as individuals with feelings, thoughts and histories.
  30. Holistic nutritionists can be of great help in creating the most optimal diet that will lead to energy, vitality and better health.
  31. Conventional modern medicine, unlike holistic, typically treats diseases and symptoms, but, does not address the root causes of such.
  32. A regular diet filled with essential nutrients is one of the best ways to attain and maintain optimal health.
  33. Natural treatments used in holistic and complementary rarely have side effects as those seen in conventional medicine.
  34. Alternative medicine is therapies used instead of conventional Western medicine.
  35. Complementary medicine is any therapy that is used alongside or together with conventional Western medicine.
  36. Holistic medicine never ignores conventional medical treatments, conversely in works in unison with them and conventional doctors.
  37. Mental health counseling falls under the umbrella of holistic care.
  38. Homeopathy is a whole medical system under the umbrella of holistic medicine, and holds the philosophy of “like cures like.”
  39. Acupuncture is a therapy used in holistic care and has been in practice traditional Chinese medicine for more than 2000 years.
  40. Vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and enzymes in raw vegetable and fruit juices are extremely beneficial in normalizing all body processes.
  41. Vegetable juicing is one of the best ways to ingest 100% pure nutrition into one’s body.
  42. Cancer treatment is enhanced when it takes a holistic approach and it can be of great benefit to terminal patients.
  43. Tai Chi is an ancient martial art that teaches discipline of the mind, and can be included in holistic care.
  44. Yoga and meditation are both used for healing in holistic medicine, and provide multiple benefits with no side effects.
  45. Aromatherapy is used in holistic care to provide stress relief, relaxation, and many other results using the sense of smell.
  46. Herbal medicine used to treat various ailments and conditions with plants, this is an all-natural treatment modality.
  47. Many medical doctors support holistic care when treating their patients for various diseases and conditions, but, there are also those who don’t.
  48. Herbal medicine has been in use for thousands of years across the globe, its ancient practices are used today by many who believe in their effectiveness.
  49. There are many ways to boost immunity naturally, one of the most effective is by eating foods that do so.
  50. Ayurveda uses breathing, meditation and herbs to bring balance to the body, mind and soul.