The following is the Holistic Health” chapter from the critically acclaimed book, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Body-Mind Disciplines, published by The Rosen Publishing Group in 1999 and presented here with permission. Naturopathic Medicine Schools: Students enroll in an intensive, four-year doctoral program, which includes clinical training. Holistic healing methods use non-invasive and non-pharmaceutical techniques as an alternative to the conventional medicine approach.
Strandberg EL, Ovhed I, Borgquist L, et al ; The perceived meaning of a (w)holistic view among general practitioners and BMC Fam Pract. The certificate complements and supports the coursework of related fields, enabling students to work within their chosen profession from a holistic perspective that may enhance career opportunities.
The study doesn’t limit the use of alternative medicine to this specific population and shows that women, college students, former smokers and people who have undergone previous hospitalization are also using alternative medicine practices. We have terms such as evidence based medicine” and double blind placebo controlled trials” that have thrusted medicine into another age of better and safer treatments.
Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine that is been practiced for thousands of years. Alternative medicine recognizes that cancer is not a local, individual process, but one that involves the whole body, therefore a holistic approach to treatment is used by means of herbal medicine, acupuncture and energetic medicine.
Allopathic medicine is a term that is used to describe medical practice where a condition is treated with a medication that is designed to kill the illness. Conventional medicine is the basic process of elimination in diagnosing and treating illnesses, diseases, and other health-related issues.