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holistic approach

Alternative medicine
A term referring to a healthcare philosophy in which the entire patient is evaluated and treated.

Medspeak-UK
Describing an approach to patient care in the UK in which the physical, mental and social factors in the patient's condition, rather than just the diagnosed disease, are taken into account.

holistic approach

A term used in alternative health for a philosophical approach to health care, in which the entire Pt is evaluated and treated. See Alternative medicine, Holistic medicine.
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A holistic approach to indoor environmental quality not only contributes to green design, it will help to achieve the highest comfort levels possible for end users.
The rest of the world has continued to squabble over these issues without making any significant progress, while China, unhampered by political battles, has been steaming ahead with an holistic approach.
With many loyal clients, Swarnjit offers a totally holistic approach with her treatments and aims to encourage healthy living and well being.
Government is also taking a holistic approach in building resilient communities and through this we are able to address and alleviate the distress of the public whenever they are faced with a calamity of nature.
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Food and health in early childhood; a holistic approach.
In working to raise young pupils' awareness of how they can make positive lifestyle choices, they have taken a holistic approach that targets body and mind.
Lean for service organizations and offices; a holistic approach for achieving operational excellence and improvements.
The school's holistic approach seems to be working--UW has achieved a diverse cross sampling of ethnic cultures and minorities, says Ballinger, citing enrollment statistics and a recent report.
The authors simplify this process with emphasis on a holistic approach to shorebird identification.
Their holistic approach includes private banking and credit services; debt solutions; investment management; financial and tax planning; trust and estate planning and administration; charitable services and insurance solutions delivered in an integrated manner based on each client's needs and preferences.
Even though the consideration of medications is necessary when there are very severe or resistant symptoms, many people with severe anxiety or panic attacks will have excellent results with a holistic approach.