What are holistic practitioners?
Holistic practitioners provide different types of remedies designed to treat the patient's physical, spiritual, psychological and emotional needs as a whole in order to keep physical health in balance. A holistic practitioner might use Reiki massage therapy, Chinese medicine, hypnosis, herbs, chiropractic treatments, acupuncture, acupressure, breathing exercises and relaxation therapy as treatments. Holistic practitioners typically stress the use of natural remedies.
Why would I need a holistic practitioner?
People use holistic practitioners as a type of general healing therapy. It is often found to be a calming and beneficial to participant's overall sense of well being. Patients that suffer from degenerative or, sometimes, terminal illnesses have found that the integration of holistic practices increased the quality of life and, in a few cases, extended it.
How do I find a reputable holistic practitioner?
There are quite a few qualified medical doctors that incorporate holistic techniques into their practice in order to relax and empower their patients. If you are looking for a holistic specialist, you will want to meet with several candidates and ask plenty of questions. Ask about their methodologies, training, beliefs and fee structure. It is critically important if you have been diagnosed with a condition such as cancer, multiple sclerosis or Parkinson's disease, that your holistic practitioner works in conjunction with your primary care physician. Any holistic practitioner that suggests that you abandon medical treatment in favor of purely holistic remedies should be avoided.