Holistic Therapies treat people not conditions. In Western Medicine we think in terms of conditions and disease. The focus is on the erradication of unwanted symptoms usually seen to be caused by the external invasion of virus or bacteria.
In Holistic Medicine the focus is more strongly on the health and balance of the individual and their constitutional strength. This might be viewed as the strength of the immune system to withstand changes in the environment, including foreign viruses and bacteria.
The aim of Holistic Medicine is to restore equilibrium to the body thus enabling the body to heal itself of any 'dis-ease'. The focus of the holistic health practitioner is on the individual person and what enables them to restore balance to their health. As a result, a wide variety of 'conditions' can be treated by all practitioners as all conditions benefit from restored equilibrium in the body, mind and spirit.
The conditions outlined on these pages would benefit from all kinds of holistic therapies including those not mentioned. The therapies outlined are to give you an idea of the ways in which some of the different approaches work with someone with a particular condition.
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