Holistic Care

Holistic medicine is a system of health care which fosters a cooperative relationship between practitioner and patient -- leading to optimal physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual health. It emphasizes the need to consider the whole person: including analysis of physical, nutritional, environmental, emotional, social, spiritual and lifestyle values. Holistic medicine focuses on education as well as personal responsibility for achieving balance and well being. Also called Alternative Medicine, the name Holistic Care is often used by the public and some healthcare practitioners to refer to techniques such as Chiropractic, Herbal therapy, Acupuncture, Homeopathy, Reiki, Massage, Hypnotherapy and many other techniques.