Holistic health is a concept in medical practice upholding that all aspects of people’s needs including – psychological, physical, social, spiritual – should be taken into account and seen as a whole. The holistic approach is widely accepted in medicine.
Holistic & Alternative Medicine
In alternative medicine, it is believed that the spiritual aspect should also be taken into account when assessing a person’s overall well-being.
Several disciplines in alternative medicine use the holistic health approach, including but not limited to:
- Natural diet and herbal remedies
- Nutritional supplements
- Psycho-spiritual counseling