Holistic medicine is a term used to describe therapies that attempt to treat the patient as a whole person. Integration of healing systems: Integrative holistic physicians embrace a variety of safe and effective options in diagnosis and treatment, including education for lifestyle changes and self-care, complementary approaches, and conventional drugs and surgery.
At its essence, the practice of integrative holistic medicine embraces a spirit of interdisciplinary and physician-patient cooperation, balances the mitigation of causes with relief of symptoms, integrates conventional and complementary therapies, and facilitates the experience of being fully alive.
If you are a supporter and advocate of this movement, but not a health & medicine practitioner, please consider becoming a Professional Affiliate member You will part of a like-minded integrative community, expand your professional network, and learn new ways to think about and apply holism.
Dr David Zigmond, founder member of the BHMA, veteran GP in one of London’s most deprived Boroughs, Bermondsey, prolific writer in support of holistic medical practice and against industrial medicine, has been closed down by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
An example would be the impressive heart research study done by Dean Ornish, M.D. He used a holistic approach and showed reversal of coronary artery blockage with arteriography studies, using a nutritional low fat diet, exercise, yoga, and group support.