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holistic

 [ho-lis´tik]
pertaining to totality, or to the whole. In recent years, there has been a growing interest in the concept of holistic health and the notion that the physical, mental, social, and spiritual aspects of a person's life must be viewed as an integrated whole. This leads to a broader concept of patient/client care in which emotional and social needs are dealt with as well as physical needs.

ho·lis·tic

(hō-lis'tik), Avoid the misspelling wholistic.
1. Pertaining to the characteristics of holism or holistic psychologies.
2. Recently extended to holistic medicine, that practice of medicine that examines the patient in his or her entirety.
[G. holo, all]

holistic

(hō-lĭs′tĭk)
adj.
1. Of or relating to holism.
2.
a. Emphasizing the importance of the whole and the interdependence of its parts.
b. Concerned with wholes rather than analysis or separation into parts: holistic medicine; holistic ecology.

ho·lis′ti·cal·ly adv.

holistic

[hōlis′tik]
Etymology: Gk, holos
pertaining to the whole; considering all factors, as holistic medicine. Also spelled wholistic.

ho·lis·tic

(hō-lis'tik)
Pertaining to the characteristics of holism or holistic psychologies.
[G. holos, all]

holistic

viewing a whole as more than the sum of its parts.

Holistic

A practice of medicine that focuses on the whole patient, and addresses the social, emotional, and spiritual needs of a patient as well as their physical treatment.

Patient discussion about holistic

Q. Would anybody be interested in a workshop in holistic pulsing. Benefits are wide spread for many conditions Holistic pulsing is a simple technique that has many benefits for a wide variety of problems. What is nice about the technique is that it is easy and fast to learn. I have helped people with headaches, back problems, breathing problems, assisted in relieving pain for people with severe cancer etc. Would like to put together some workshops for anybody interested in learning. Good for nurses, bodywork people and any lay person that wants to benefit family and friends. You can look it up on the internet or contact me with any questions. Etan

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