The Principles Of Holistic Medical Practice

1149 Words Jun 19th, 2015 5 Pages
A balanced lifestyle is a healthy lifestyle, giving attention to the whole person focusing on a person’s optimal health by promoting therapy to heal the mind, body and spirit of a person. Holistic medicine encompasses all safe and appropriate modalities of diagnosis and treatment (AHHA, 2015). The principles of holistic medical practice include safe and effective options that help with the diagnosis and treatment by educating patients to help them change their lifestyle and self-care, conventional drugs and surgery, searching for the underlying causes of disease is preferable to symptoms alone, illness is viewed as a manifestation of a dysfunction of the whole person, not as an isolated event, Holistic physicians encourage patients to evoke the healing power of love, hope, humor and enthusiasm, and to release the toxic consequences of hostility, shame, greed, depression, and prolonged fear, anger, and grief. Unconditional love is life 's most powerful medicine. Physicians strive to adopt an attitude of unconditional love for patients, themselves, and other practitioners. Optimal health is much more than the absence of sickness. It is the conscious pursuit of the highest qualities of the physical, environmental, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social aspects of the human experience (AHHA, 2015). Holistic medical doctors use a method of treating a sickness by treating the mind, body and soul. They feel that just treating a headache itself is not enough to truly fix the…
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