Complementary and Alternative Therapies; Complementary Therapy 

Holistic health is a philosophy which promotes wholeness over the reductionism and dualism of conventional Western medicine. Its proponents argue against making an unnaturally acute distinction between soma and psyche, structure and function.

Practices used instead of standard treatments. They generally are not recognized by the medical community as standard or conventional medical approaches. Alternative medicine includes dietary supplements, megadose vitamins, herbal preparations, special teas, acupuncture, massage therapy, magnet therapy, spiritual healing, and meditation.