Holistic medicine practitioner
A holistic medicine practitioner treats the patient as a whole not just their symptoms. They look at the physical, emotional, spiritual and social aspects of a patient and how this affects their general health. They believe that there is a strong link between this and our health as a whole - hence the use of the word ‘holistic’.
They see patients in terms of various states, e.g. environmental, spiritual etc. and how these inter-relate with each other. All of these states have equal importance and need to be treated as such to help form a holistic approach to treatment.
We only work with highly qualified and reputable practitioners who have a deep knowledge of their speciality, e.g. herbal remedies, meditation etc. They are focused on the needs of their patients and conduct themselves with professionalism and integrity.
Our holistic medicine practitioners work to a strict code of conduct.
How does holistic medicine work?
It treats the patient as whole, investigating all the aspects which constitute this whole, for example, physical, spiritual, social etc. The aim is to understand everything there is to know about a patient which may explain the reasons for their symptoms.
Its practitioners believe that a person’s disease and it symptoms are caused by an underlying cause related to their spiritual or social state.
Holistic medicine works alongside conventional medicine and is a useful part of a treatment plan.
Examples of holistic medicine include:
The holistic approach to treatment is accepted within the medical community.