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How are complementary health therapies different from holistic medicine?
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
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In brief: Holistic Medicine
"complementary health therapies" may be practiced by non-physicians, and are usually used along with ongoing conventional treatments.
"holistic medicine" is practiced by physicians, and is the art and science of healing that addresses the whole person. It integrates conventional and complementary therapies to promote optimal health, and prevent and treat disease. http://www.holisticmedicine.org.

In brief: Holistic Medicine
"complementary health therapies" may be practiced by non-physicians, and are usually used along with ongoing conventional treatments.
"holistic medicine" is practiced by physicians, and is the art and science of healing that addresses the whole person. It integrates conventional and complementary therapies to promote optimal health, and prevent and treat disease. http://www.holisticmedicine.org.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Martin Rossman
Holistic Medicine
In brief: Good question
Holistic medicine addresses the needs of the whole person whereas "complementary therapies" refer to treatments not usually part of conventional medicine - like acupuncture, chiropractic, massage, nutrition, and guided imagery.

In brief: Good question
Holistic medicine addresses the needs of the whole person whereas "complementary therapies" refer to treatments not usually part of conventional medicine - like acupuncture, chiropractic, massage, nutrition, and guided imagery.
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Dr. Martin Rossman
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