Holistic medicine is a broad term that refers to practices or approaches to care that balance and maintain the entirety of a person's well-being, including their physical, social, economic, emotional, psychological, and spiritual needs. This perspective holds that various components in an individual's lifestyle are deeply connected. When one element of a person's health is disrupted (i.e., someone is ill with a particular physical symptom or feeling emotionally distressed), other aspects of their well-being will be adversely affected. A common perspective in holistic medicine is that the goal of wellness is to maintain optimum health on an entire level and that it is essential to recognize that a person's health is comprised of many interdependent parts, rather than only alleviating symptoms of a particular ...

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