Holistic medicine means consideration of the complete person, physically, psychologically, socially, and spiritually, in the management and prevention of disease. It is underpinned by the concept that there is a link between our physical health and our more general ‘well-being’. In an holistic approach to medicine, there is the belief that our well-being relies not just on what is going on in our body physically in terms of illness or disease, but also on the close inter-relation of this with our psychological, emotional, social, spiritual and environmental state.
These different states can be equally important. They should be managed together so that a person is treated as a whole. In fact some feel that the word holistic should really be spelt ‘wholistic’. An holistic approach means that the facilitator is informed about a patient’s whole life situation.
Holistic medicine treats symptoms but it also looks for underlying causes of these symptoms. One way of explaining this is by looking for ‘the story behind the story’. An example of this has been described in an Accident and Emergency setting where patients may present with one problem and then, having had relief from pain, diagnosis, and care, may explain what led to their problems and attendance. This may reveal, for example, domestic violence, exploitation, or danger. The same can be applied in a General Practice, or any other medical consultation, setting.
Our focus is always on the client and we always provide the most up-to-date information to our clients, so they have total understanding of the benefits that we offer. Each client is treated as unique, and we take the time to listen to you so that can understand your specific needs in order to design an appropriate treatment plan. We want you to be equipped to make your own decisions regarding your health, so we’re happy to answer any questions that you have and will respond in plain language to make sure you fully understand what you’re being told.
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