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Whats holistic medicine?

Whats holistic medicine?

Treats whole person: Holistic practitioners address the whole person: mind, body & spirit, in the context of his/her family, relationships & environment. They attempt to address the underlying cause of illness rather than just treat symptoms. They often combine complementary therapies like herbs, nutritional supplements & homeopathic medicines with mainstream approaches. See www.Abihm.Org/about-us/principles &comment:. ...Read more

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Dr. James Wright
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Holistic Medicine (Definition)

Holistic medicine addresses the whole person: mind, body and spirit. Holistic medical practitioners generally integrate alternative and complementary therapies such as nutritional medicine, herbal medicine, acupuncture, and homeopathy with conventional therapies, and focus on the importance of diet, lifestyle, and stress reduction to achieve ...Read more


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What is holistic medicine?

What is holistic medicine?

Natural healthcare: Holistic medicine is a term used to describe therapies that attempt to treat the patient as a whole person. Instead of treating an illness, holistic medicine looks at an individual's overall physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional wellbeing and natural biocompatible remedies are used to fuind the cause of suymptoms and heal it. ...Read more

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What is holistic medicine ?

What is holistic medicine
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Holistic Medicine: At its heart, all good medicine is holistic -- whether practiced by md's, do's, or nd's. To me it's sad when physicians of any background forget the need to attend to the whole patient in their work, and overlook the role that healing plays in patient outcomes. Relationship is essential to this process. I believe we all can do better, and that patients like you need to remind us. Thank you. ...Read more

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How effective is holistic medicine?

The most effective: Genuinely holistic medicine only adds to medicine's effectiveness. By not just treating symptoms or diagnoses, but adding attention to nutrition, stress, attitude, and adding treatments like acupuncture, bodywork, and mindbody medicine, it gives the patient a better chance to get well. Lots of things use the label holistic that are not at all holistic. Holistic medicine includes medicine. ...Read more

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Is holistic medicine actually? Legitimate?

Is holistic medicine actually? Legitimate?

Yes, it is: Holistic medicine is a legitimate field. Its body of expertise includes whole-person health, nutrition, mind-body interventions, tcm/acupuncture, herbs, energy medicine, homeopathy, manual medicine, spirituality, and more. Physicians who practice holistic medicine come from from many specialties. There is an american board of holistic integrative medicine: see http://www.Abihm.Org/ for info. ...Read more

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What are some good centers for holistic medicine?

There are many: There are many across the country. Google for holistic health centers convenient to your home. ...Read more

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Help, what types of holistic medicine are most useful?

Help, what types of holistic medicine are most useful?

Acupuncture: First of all, conventional medicine is held to high standards of proven effectiveness and safety. Any alternative medicine should be integrated part of the traditional medicine. Acupuncture is #1 alternative medicine in the world. ...Read more

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Is there actually chemistry involved holistic medicine?

Is there actually chemistry involved holistic medicine?

Yes: If by holistic medicine you mean physicians who practice holistic medicine -- yes, chemistry is required in order to enter medical school. Then 4 years of medical school, which does include working with acid-base balance in the body. Patient care requires understanding of chemistry -- especially in functional medicine and in areas like endocrinology, nephrology, and critical care medicine. ...Read more

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Is becoming a holistic medicine practioner a viable option?

Is becoming a holistic medicine practioner a viable option?

Holistic Medicine: There are many ways to involve yourself in holistic medicine. The one that gives you the most freedom (and the most responsibility) is to become a physician. Medical training provides a foundation in intense patient care that other paths don't provide. Being a physician can be heart-opening, humbling, and mind expanding. It's possible to be holistic, no matter what specialty you practice -- yes! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: holistic medicine?

Holistic medicine: Holistic approach implies treating the whole person, body , mind and spirit. Holistic doctors can be contemporary(traditional) or offer natural options as well. ...Read more