Holistic medicine is considered a science as well as an art in the ability to heal a person from a center of well being. By including the mind and spirit in the care of the body, holistic medicine focuses on the ability to obtain a personals health on an optimal level. To help people live the best life, both conventional and alternative medical treatments are available. The prevention of disease is as important as the treatment. Holistic medicine also considers the root cause of disease.
The holistic doctor can assess the individual's emotional, spiritual, physical, and lifestyle needs and create a treatment plan that fits their needs. To help them achieve their well-being and prevent further damage, the patient participates in the healing process.
A patient can avoid the onset of illness by being educated about their self-care and lifestyle. While holistic medicine can still be reliant on surgery and conventional drugs, the foundation is safety and patient choice.
If a patient is properly educated on their self-care as well as on lifestyle changes, they can prevent the onset of disease, as well as prevent existing disease from becoming worse. Holistic medicine still relies on conventional drugs and surgery if necessary, but the basis is safety and patient choice.