Holistic medicine is the art and science that addresses the whole person and integrates conventional and complementary therapies to prevent and treat disease, but most importantly to promote optimal health. Whole grains, organically grown vegetables, fish, and whole grain-fed beef, lamb, or chicken are highly recommended to give dogs the energy and vital nutrients they need to thrive. My background was being around a grandmother who was a midwife, and medicine woman in a village in Mexico.
The sheer holistic nature of alternative medicine is what draws people to it, but despite its widespread use and popularity, it remains relatively understudied. Complimentary medicine(as it is often referred to) is defined as any form of medical treatment that is different from conventional treatments.
Western medicine considers mostly the organs and systems of the physical body and how they function in connection with one another. Additional research is anticipated to continue to confirm that integrative health and medicine support the triple aim to improve the experience of care, to improve the health of populations, and to reduce the per capita costs of health care.
These free materials and a booklet, Wellness From Within: The First Step, which introduces the holistic approach to creating wellness, are available on the Internet or by mail. House calls – both by doctors and nurses – are also seen as being important in the process of achieving an holistic view of the patients, their social circumstances and their individual conditions.
Integrative medicine is an approach that incorporates mainstream medicine with complementary therapies generally not considered to be part of conventional care, with a focus on the root causes of disease and wellness. A form of alternative medicine may work better for them than conventional methods.