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This website is devoted to finding holistic Health Practitioners and Holistic Doctors (over 100 therapies), and is part of Alternatives for Healing a national holistic directory whose purpose is to help those who are are seeking a more natural way to get healthy, treat ailments and improve their quality of life.
In this directory you will not only find Holistic Health Practitioners, there are also Health and Wellness Products, Health Books, CDs, DVDs and Magazines, Metaphsyical, Natural and Wellness Stores, Holistic Schools, Holistic Seminars & Workshops and lastly Health and Wellness Conventions and Expos.
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What is a Holistic Health Practitioner?
There are a number of therapies that come under the umbrella of "holistic medicine." They all use basically the same principles, promoting not only physical health, but also mental, emotional, and spiritual health. Most emphasize quality nutrition. Refined foods typically eaten in modern America contain chemical additives and preservatives, are high in fat, cholesterol, and sugars, and promote disease. Alternative nutritionists counter that by recommending whole foods whenever possible and minimizing the amount of meat—especially red meat—that is consumed. Many alternative therapies promote vegetarianism as a method of detoxification.
The aim of holistic health practitioners is to bring all areas of an individual's life, and most particularly the energy flowing through the body, back into harmony. Ultimately, of course, only the patient can be responsible for this, for no practitioner can make the necessary adjustments to diet and lifestyle to achieve health. The practice of holistic medicine does not rule out the practice of allopathic medicine; the two can complement each other.
A properly balanced holistic health regimen, which takes into consideration all aspects of human health and includes noninvasive and nonpharmaceutical healing methods, can often completely eradicate even acute health conditions safely. If a patient is being treated with allopathic medicine, holistic therapies may at least support the body during treatment, and alleviate the symptoms that often come with drug treatments and surgery. In addition, holistic therapies aim at the underlying source of the illness, to prevent recurrence.
Here are some of the major holistic therapies:
- herbal medicine
- naturopathic medicine
- traditional Chinese medicine
- Ayurvedic medicine
- nutritional therapies
- stress reduction
Because holistic medicine aims to treat the whole person, holistic health practitioners sometimes may advise treatment from more than one type of practitioner. This is to ensure that all aspects of health are addressed. Some practitioners also specialize in more than one therapy, and so may be able to offer more comprehensive assistance.
— Patricia Skinner