Holistic Healing

Holistic or "wholistic" healing addresses all parts of the individual, not just the physical aspect of a person where manifested illnesses are most apparent. Holistic healing is not intended to serve as a band-aid or a one time fix. It is an ongoing journey of discovery in search of more answers and ultimately; living better, being healthier, and striving for wholeness. Holistic practices use more natural treatments that rely on self-accountability. A holistic approach allows for patients to feel comfortable and more aware of what to expect. Holistic medicine is an approach to health and healing that takes the whole person into consideration. A person's mind and spirit are treated as important to health as the body. Giving mind, body and spirit equal attention helps to stimulate the body's natural ability to heal itself and ultimately improves one's overall health. Holistic medicine has been around for over 4,000 years--much longer than traditional Western medicine. Just like traditional medicine, holistic medicine tries to prevent and treat diseases and ailments and improve a patient's general health and well-being. The treatments and techniques used, help to boost the body's natural healing abilities. Encouraging and empowering the patient to take responsibility of their own health is another important factor of holistic medicine.

The types of holistic therapies available are extensive and diverse:
Aromatherapy
Ayurveda medicine
Natural diet
Exercise
Spiritual counseling
Vibrational medicine
Homeopathy
Acupuncture
Naturopathic medicine
Bodywork
Energy-based therapies
Prayerful intention
Chinese medicine