Holistic medicine is a system of health care which promotes a cooperative relationship among physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual aspects of health. Holistic Health is actually an approach to life and it is based on the theory summarized by the Greek philosopher Aristotle in the “Metaphysics”: “The whole is more than the sum of its parts”.
The “whole” idea of being holistic is not to focus on any individual part of one’s body or specific illness, but to attempt to treat the whole person, concentrating on the cause of the illness as well as on the symptoms. With the connection of mind, body, and spirit it is aimed to achieve maximum well-being, where everything is functioning the very best that is possible.
Some alternative complementary therapies that are include under ther term “Holistic medicine” are Naturopathic medicine, Homeopathy, Reiki, Yoga, Ayurveda, Meditation, Reflexology, Tai Chi, Herbalism and of course Aromatherapy. These alternative, complementary and natural healing methods are believed to physiologically, mentally, emotionally help humans to meet a high level of vitality and well-being.