When it comes to overall health and healing from certain conditions, sometimes conventional health care doesn’t cut it alone. While it’s important to see your doctor regularly and have certain diagnostic testing done every year, some ailments need a little extra boost on top of traditional methods and modern medicine.
Holistic Medical Care is a type of health care that encompasses every aspect of overall health including the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of the whole person. The belief is that these things all come together and play a role in good or bad health. The elements all come together and when one is off balance, a health problem may arise. For example, if a person is very stressed out or attempting to get over a tragic event in their life, this can cause a physical illness. Therefore, the emotional pain and stress needs to be taken care of along with the physical illness.
Some examples of holistic health treatments include yoga, meditation, massage therapy, aromatherapy, herbalism, acupuncture and Reiki.