Holistic Health is a way of healing, based in the ancient belief that healing is most effective when you consider the whole person, rather than focusing on specific illnesses, symptoms or body parts. As Socrates said in the 5th century B.C., "the part can never be well unless the whole is well."
Holistic health is a state of balance, not simply an absence of illness, an inner – connection of mind, body, spirit and environment ~ No different than it has been for thousands of years.
There is a time and place for both modern medicine and historical medicine (AKA Holistic Health/Medicine). With the advancements of modern medicine, some things are more refined and we are better prepared to deal with…emergency cases for example…but the bottom line truth of “what ails us” can be addresses with a whole body approach – to get to the root of the problem, not to mask it or remove it ~ But to address the problem.
My son was in a bull riding accident in 1997, it was serious, without modern medicine he would not be with us now. After he was out of the hospital and stable, we began the cleansing his body needed from all of the drugs that he needed at the time. For me this is a clear cut example , as to how modern medicine and holistic medicine can work together.