Holistic Health Care
by Ann Gomez
(Alvin, TX, USA)
If everyone knew they could prevent any disease with plant extracts, medicinal herbs, natural vitamins, minerals, and supplements, as well as having peace of mind-the pharmaceutical and medical industry would collapse overnight.
Holistic health care is a system of comprehensive or total patient care that considers the physical, emotional, social, economic, and spiritual needs of the person; his/her response to illness; and the effect of the illness on the ability to meet self-care needs. It focuses on the ‘whole person’ not just the issue at hand. It promotes health to prevent illness and help raise awareness of dis-ease in the lives of the human race rather than managing symptoms.
Holistic health care has also benefitted the drug rehabilitation programs by incorporating the holistic approach to doing treatment. Although, in the allopathic medical approach, 250,000 deaths per year from iatrogenic--death induced in a patient by a physician's activity, manner, or therapy, especially of a complication of treatment, yet, the majority of people continue to trust the medical profession to 'cure' them, in spite of all the evidence. Allopathic medical treatment is what people should avoid at all costs to help them become ‘whole’.
Holistic health care has many different ways to help you become ‘whole’. They are: Aromatherapy, Auriculotherapy, Chiropractic, Homeopathy, Hypnosis/self-hypnosis, Life Coaching, Massage, Mind, Body, Spirit healing (using the unconscious mind), Movement and exercise therapy, Naturopathy, Nutrition Coaching, Relaxation response, and Reflexology just to name a few. Many of these and others work well with helping people become ‘whole’ and live a life style without dis-ease.