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Holistic International Practitioners use an approach to medicine that emphasizes treating the person as a whole, with special attention to the interconnections of the mind and body and of the systems within the body. A Holistic practitioner medicine stresses the patient’s role in health care through such means as positive attitudes, sound diet, and regular exercise. With a Holistic Practitioner, the therapeutic emphasis is on supporting or stimulating the organism’s self-healing processes, rather than treating the symptoms or the disease.
Alternative Medicine Doctors use the approach to medicine that emphasizes treating the person as a whole, with special attention to the interconnections of the mind and body and of the systems within the body.
The main difference between conventional medicine and Alternative Medicine Doctors is they are concerned about the prevention of disease and pay attention to and deal with the cause by treating the body as a whole. It focuses on preventing disease before it starts. Alternative Medicine Doctors view the presence of disease as an imbalance of the emotional, mental and physical state of a person and endeavor to support and strengthen the immune system by natural means.
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