The term “holism” and holistic come from the Greek word “olon”. The term holistic describes the field of medicine that examines health issues at all levels and the human being as a whole. It is based on the knowledge that man is not only a biological machine of separate organs, but a multilevel being, a psycho-organic whole.
Holistic medicine creates ground for redefining human nature and helps one to be relieved of illness, but also to know ones inner self. Growing evidence in science, recent research and studies highlight the effectiveness of alternative medicine. The therapeutic goal of most alternative medical methods is very simple, as it aims at the body’s self-healing ability, thus, gently stimulating the brain, causing a positive response in hormonal balance and release of other neuropeptides resulting in self-healing.
Holistic medicine includes both modern pharmaceutical and surgical treatments as well as alternative therapies. The doctor finally evaluates all the data and recommends a personalized treatment regimen which may consist of acupuncture, therapeutic laser, aromatherapy, phytotherapy, etc.
Acupuncture is the most comprehensive and ancient treatment on our planet. Acupuncture has been known since 2698 BC, and it’s based on Chinese philosophy and cosmology. It consists of the placement of a needle in the appropriate acupuncture points which in turn causes the smooth flow of energy that circulates in the meridians, restoring the mental and physical balance of the organism.
Phytotherapy is the science in which the healing properties of herbs are used to help with various problems.
Aromatherapy uses essential oils that are gained from the core of the plant which is the vital force of the plant and once they are medically certified can be used as an external treatment, oral or inhaled therapy.