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What does it mean when doctors push for holistic health?

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Dr. Valencia Porter
Holistic Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Whole person health

Holistic health practitioners deal not only with diseases and symptoms but with the health of the whole person.
Many traditional medical systems (chinese medicine, ayurveda) look at the entire picture - not only the physical body, but the mind and the spirit - and seek to address the problem at its root, rather than use a temporary measure to mask the symptoms.

In brief: Whole person health

Holistic health practitioners deal not only with diseases and symptoms but with the health of the whole person.
Many traditional medical systems (chinese medicine, ayurveda) look at the entire picture - not only the physical body, but the mind and the spirit - and seek to address the problem at its root, rather than use a temporary measure to mask the symptoms.
Dr. Valencia Porter
Dr. Valencia Porter
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Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care

In brief: Treats the whole pt

Holistic implies that the complete individual is treated, not just the disease.
That is, the stress, living situation, nutrition etc are taken into consideration when treating , say, the flu. This can be a good thing. Problem is it opens the door to many intuitively hoped-for but scientifically unproven theories such as ' energy imbalances or imaginary toxins., etc. Check http://NCCIH.nih.org

In brief: Treats the whole pt

Holistic implies that the complete individual is treated, not just the disease.
That is, the stress, living situation, nutrition etc are taken into consideration when treating , say, the flu. This can be a good thing. Problem is it opens the door to many intuitively hoped-for but scientifically unproven theories such as ' energy imbalances or imaginary toxins., etc. Check http://NCCIH.nih.org
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Dr. Martin Rossman
Holistic Medicine

In brief: Lifestyle factors

It means the doctor is encouraging you to pay attention to lifestyle factors that affect your health - diet, exercise, stress management, emotions, etc.

In brief: Lifestyle factors

It means the doctor is encouraging you to pay attention to lifestyle factors that affect your health - diet, exercise, stress management, emotions, etc.
Dr. Martin Rossman
Dr. Martin Rossman
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