Wholistic / Holistic Medicine

  • “The term ‘wholistic’ or ‘holistic’ is commonly used in connection with all health practices, including complementary and alternative therapies, and is identified as one of their defining characteristics.  ‘Holism’ is generally understood as meaning that the health practitioner considers the whole person, including physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects.  The terms ‘wholism’ or holism are not commonly used, however, as an identifying title to encompass all complementary and alternative therapies”.(1)
  1. Ministerial Advisory Committee on Complementary & Alternative Health. (2002). Terminology in Complementary and Alternative Health. Ministrial Advisory Committee on Comlementary and Alternative Health. New Zealand