Holistic Medicine as a Modern Therapy Concept
Therapy tailored to each patient, including all relevant health factors, is what makes holistic medicine so special.
Holistic medicine includes conventional medical diagnostics as well as all naturopathic approaches such as homeopathy, acupuncture, intestinal rehabilitation and immunodiagnostics. But the energy and spiritual-emotional spheres also play an important role in holistic medicine and are often the focus of treatments.
Taking time to understand a patient's whole-body complexity is just as important in holistic medicine as professional competence.
What is holistic medicine?
Holistic medicine is a new direction in medicine with the goal of taking into account the play among body, mind and soul, and treating the whole person in all of his or her diversity.
In holistic medicine it is not the battle against symptoms that is at the center of medical practice, but the elimination of the root of an illness.
Eliminating an illness is only possible when all elements of a human being come under consideration. Holistic medicine should not be called an "alternative procedure," but rather an ideal medical concept that is customized to the individual.
The domain of holistic medicine
In theory, holistic medicine can treat any disease or body imbalance. However, holistic medicine has proven to be particularly effective in treatment of chronic diseases such as allergies, recurrent infections, digestive system disorders, and joint and spine problems, because classic conventional medicine reaches its limits here.
In most cases, no one single cause can be blamed for a disease. Rather, several factors intertwine and can reinforce each other. Holistic medicine does not focus primarily on symptoms of a disease, but rather on the origin.
For example, dental inflammations can be responsible for knee pain or chronic stomach pain. Infections from previous years that never truly healed can still impair the body without an acute infection being detectable.
The goal of holistic medicine
The goal of holistic medicine is to heal a patient completely by determining the cause of the disease and eliminating as naturally as possible. The activation of self-healing powers plays a central role.
Holistic medicine also means encouraging the patient to lead a conscious lifestyle. Advice on a healthy diet is just as important as motivation to exercise regularly. Only those who get in touch with their bodies, develop a feeling for their mental and physical needs, and recognize what is good for them and what is not, will remain healthy in the long term.
The recognition of mind-body connections enables the patient to take responsibility for his or her well-being and to develop a different understanding of himself and his body.
Concept of holistic therapy
- Focus on treatment of the whole person, taking into account both mental and physical symptoms.
- Diagnosis with the help of conventional medicine and naturopathy.
- Clarification of psychosomatic connections.
- Creation of a treatment tailored to the individual.
- Training the patient in a conscious lifestyle.
- Encouragement of a health concept based on self-responsibility.