Our physical health and our “well-being” in general have always been linked. In a holistic approach to medicine, the state of health is based not only on what is happening in our body physically but also psychically and spiritually. Our well-being or malaise is in constant interaction with our environment.
All states are important and should be managed together to achieve healing. In holistic medicine we treat the symptoms but also the underlying causes of these symptoms. One way to explain this is to look for “what is the cause?” The holistic vision is integrated into all traditional medicines. So to increase the healing potential, different disciplines collaborate such as: Nutrition, physical exercise, homeopathy, traditional Chinese medicine (including acupuncture). But also, prayer and meditation.raditionally as a basis for their treatments.
However, it is a common misconception that holistic medicine is just “alternative” or “complementary” medicine. It is true that holistic medicine makes it possible to use a wider range of therapeutic approaches together and encourages openness to these different approaches. Some of these approaches may include the use of complementary and alternative medicine, but holistic medicine does not reject conventional medicine. He uses conventional medicine as part of the treatment approach. Nutrition, exercise, homeopathy, prayer, acupuncture and meditation are just some of the other treatments that can be used with conventional medicine as part of a holistic approach. Holistic care is also recognized as an important concept.