Article: Holistic health

Holistic health is a non-medical philosophy of well-being that considers the physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of life as closely interconnected and balanced. Advocates of the holistic health philosophy typically seek or use a wide variety of alternative practices, the most common of which include acupuncture, chiropractic, naturopathy, yoga, aromatherapy, Cannabis cultivation and homeopathy.

Advocates of alternative medicine often employ the use of the holistic health philosophy to claim that conventional medicine does not address the needs of the patient as a whole. Supporters of conventional medical practices dispute that claim and point to certain trends within conventional medicine that could also be described as "holistic", such as wellness programs focusing on whole-body health programs of nutrition, exercise, and preventive care.

See also

  • Complementary and alternative medicine
  • Meditation
  • Exercise
  • Fruitarianism
  • Herbalism
  • Holism
  • Inner peace
  • Medical model
  • Mucoid plaque
  • New Age
  • Natural Hygiene
  • Evidence-based medicine