Holistic health is based on the premise that optimal health is not just based on the absence of disease, but upon the balance of the whole person. Mind, body, spirit, and emotions are integrated and inseparable. With holistic health, there is the belief that the body contains an energy system that is the support and life for the physical body. Health is achieved with treating the CAUSES of symptoms and disease – not just alleviating, masking, or managing the symptoms. If one part of your body is not functioning properly, all other parts may be affected. Holistic treatment of the body’s expression of symptoms is done through natural and preventative approaches. The individual is looked at as a person- not as the disease they have or ailments they exhibit.
With the practice of holistic health, the focus is on an individual’s gastrointestinal, genetic makeup, immune and endocrine systems to further personalize the client’s individual approach to health as well as identifying root causes of disease. The relationship between the practitioner and client is viewed as a partnership. The practitioner works with the client to study and understand how the systems of the body are working or not working together, prevent future health risks, and treats all clients as unique individuals. Holistic health focuses on supporting and working with the body to allow it to heal, self-regulate, and experience overall vitality.