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What are the principles of holistic medicine?

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Holistic medicine is also based on the belief that unconditional love and support is the most powerful healer and a person is ultimately responsible for his or her own health and well-being. Other principles of holistic medicine include the following:

  • All people have innate healing powers.
  • The patient is a person, not a disease.
  • Healing takes a team approach involving the patient and doctor, and addresses all aspects of a person's life using a variety of health care practices.
  • Treatment involves fixing the cause of the condition, not just alleviating the symptoms.

From: What Is Holistic Medicine? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Holistic Medical Association: "Frequently Asked Questions;" "How to Choose a Holistic Physician/Practitioner;" Principles of Holistic Medicine;" "Holistic Medicine;" and "Comparing Holistic and Conventional Medicine."

American Cancer Society: "Holistic Medicine."

 

Reviewed by Carmen Patrick Mohan on June 12, 2017

SOURCES:

American Holistic Medical Association: "Frequently Asked Questions;" "How to Choose a Holistic Physician/Practitioner;" Principles of Holistic Medicine;" "Holistic Medicine;" and "Comparing Holistic and Conventional Medicine."

American Cancer Society: "Holistic Medicine."

 

Reviewed by Carmen Patrick Mohan on June 12, 2017

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