Updated: Sep 13
What does Holistic mean?
Holistic is a philosophy that is applied to something rather than a discipline within itself. The concept of Holistic Health is that the "whole" is made up of parts that depend on each other for their healthy existence. We think of ourselves as comprising many parts and systems, but our parts do not function independently.1 They are constantly interacting; therefore, the treatment of one physical condition will influence the mental, emotional, chemical, and nutritional aspects as well.
What Is Holistic Health?
Holistic health takes a whole-person approach to health and healing that includes body, mind, and soul as well as environmental qualities of everyday living. Dr. Deepak Chopra says, "A holistic approach reminds you that the whole is made up of many interdependent parts." In the case of the individual, when one part is out of balance or neglected, it affects the other parts. Holistic health puts most of the health in the hands of the individual, through mindful and informed choices, self-study, education, and a way of life that is in harmony with nature. Holistic health practitioners and modalities are constructed to support the individual in a whole-person healthy way of living.
Some holistic health videos are below.
We will continue sharing more information about Holistic medicines/herbs and its types in the upcoming health blogs.