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Moving Beyond the Hype of ‘Holistic’

By Dr. Mehri Moore If you ask the average American to describe holistic medicine, you’re likely to hear a number of common misconceptions about both its scope and its effectiveness. Many people believe that “holistic” is interchangeable with “organic” or “all-natural,” that holism entails dismissing modern Western biomedicine and embracing some strain of folk medicine or pseudoscience. In reality, holistic health care often utilizes synthetic medicines and natural remedies, antibiotics and homeopathies. Similarly, people criticize holistic medicine for focusing on general “wellness” instead of pursuing conclusive diagnoses and cures. While holism does consider a broader range of factors – social, spiritual, and environmental, in addition to physical and psychological – than common clinical medicine, it does so always with a sensitivity to specific ailments and an eye...