Holistic Healing

Holistic Healing

Holistic Healing

Holistic treatment is a form of healing that takes the entire person into account.

The idea that all the elements of a human being must be considered in order to promote optimal health and wellness comes from holism.

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Introduction

What Is Holistic Medicine?

Holistic treatment is a form of healing that takes the entire person into account.

The idea that all the elements of a human being must be considered in order to promote optimal health and wellness comes from holism. Holism is a philosophy that promotes the primary goal of ultimate health and wellness. Working in unison with conventional medicine, holistic treatment is designed to incorporate various forms of “alternative therapies” to reach its aims.

Holistic treatment is a medical treatment option that promotes healing by treating the entirety of the person based on the principal that when one part of the person is ignored or out of balance, it causes the entire system to become imbalanced.

If treatment is only given to one part, the patient cannot really experience full healing because other aspects of their being are being ignored.

Table Of Contents

What Is Holistic Medicine …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1
History And Development …………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 3
How It Works ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 3
Benefits ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 4
Holistic Treatment Modalities ………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 6
The American Holistic Medical Association ……………………………………………………………………………………. 8
Principles And Ideology …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 9
The Holistic Approach Beyond Illness …………………………………………………………………………………………… 11
What Is A Holistic Practitioner? …………………………………………………………………………………………………… 12
What Type Of Doctors Practice Holism ……………………………………………………………………………………… 12
What Holistic Practitioners Do …………………………………………………………………………………………………. 13
When To See A Holistic Practitioner …………………………………………………………………………………………. 14
What To Look For In A Holistic Practitioner ……………………………………………………………………………….. 14
Locating A Practitioner ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 15
Holistic Versus Alternative and Complementary Care …………………………………………………………………….. 16
The Basics ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 16
Holistic Medicine ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 17
Alternative Medicine ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 18
Complementary Medicine ………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 19
Summary ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 19
Statistics …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 21
What Is Integrative Medicine ………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 23
Treatment Approach ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 25
Every Day Uses ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 26
What Is Homeopathy …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 27
Principles of Homeopathy ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 27
Remedies ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 28
Statistics Of Use …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 28
Specific Uses ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 29
Precautions …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 29
Therapies Used In Holistic Care …………………………………………………………………………………………………… 31
Acupuncture And Chinese Medicine…………………………………………………………………………………………. 31
How It Works …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 31
View Of Acupuncture By Western Medicine ………………………………………………………………………….. 32
Uses ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 33
Criticism ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 34
Safety ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 34
Acupressure ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 35
Benefits …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 35
Uses ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 36
Safety ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 37
Tai Chi …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 38
Uses ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 39
Benefits …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 39
Safety ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 40
Medical Qi Gong…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 41
What Is It? …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 41
Uses ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 43
Who Can Perform Medical Qigong? ……………………………………………………………………………………… 44
Safety ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 45
Herbal Medicine/Herbalism …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 46
From Ancient To Modern Times …………………………………………………………………………………………… 46
Benefits …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 47
Uses ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 48
Safety ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 49
Reiki ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 50
How It Works …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 51
Uses And Benefits ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 52
Reflexology ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 53
What Is Reflexology ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 53
How It Works …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 54
Uses And Benefits ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 55
Practitioners Of Reflexology ………………………………………………………………………………………………… 56
Safety ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 56
Hypnosis ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 57
What Is Hypnosis ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 57
How It Works …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 58
Uses And Benefits ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 58
Hypnosis Practitioners ………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 60
Safety ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 60
Hydrotherapy ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 61
How it Works ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 61
Uses And Benefits ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 62
Safety ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 63
Chiropractic Treatment …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 64
History ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 64
Spinal Manipulation ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 64
Education Required To Become A Chiropractor ……………………………………………………………………… 65
Treatment Methods ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 65
The Need For A Chiropractor ……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 66
Consulting With A Chiropractor ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 66
Aromatherapy ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 67
How It Works …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 68
Uses And Benefits ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 69
Aromatherapy Specialists ……………………………………………………………………………………………………. 71
Safety ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 71
Yoga and Meditation ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 72
How It Works …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 72
Uses And Benefits ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 73
Meditation ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 74
Guided Imagery And Visualization ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 75
How It Works …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 75
Uses And Benefits ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 75
Safety ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 76
Alternative Therapies for Mental Health ………………………………………………………………………………………. 77
Exercise …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 78
Dietary Supplements …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 78
Relaxation Techniques ………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 78
Yoga and Eating Disorders ……………………………………………………………………………………………………. 79
Alternative Mental Health Professionals ……………………………………………………………………………….. 79
Holistic Medicine For Children …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 80
How It Works …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 80
Uses And Benefits ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 81
Holistic Pediatric Practitioners ……………………………………………………………………………………………… 82
Summary ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 83