The origin of the term holistic medicine comes from the Greek word “holos” which means “all, entire, total”. Holistic practitioners treat patients successfully by focusing on the entire, whole patient on all levels: physical, mental and emotional.
Symptoms are viewed as signals of disharmony within the body and the selected treatments are focused on the process of determining, eliminating or neutralizing causes of disease, enhancing the function of the immune system and promoting cleansing reactions of the patients.
A Holistic approach to medicine has existed for centuries and perhaps millennia. During the last century, holistic medicine use, research and development was artificially hindered by the powerful influence of the pharmaceutical industry and its financial interests to dominate the medical field.
The rebirth of holistic healing can be partially attributed to the lack of success of Western medicine especially in the areas of disease prevention and chronic disease.
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During the last century, holistic medicine use, research and development was intentionally hindered by the powerful influence of the pharmaceutical industry and its financial interests to dominate the medical field.
A holistic practitioner’s goal is to use natural or side-effect-free treatments in the forms of nutrition, supplements, herbal preparation, homeopathy, acupuncture, physiotherapy, osteopathy, chiropractics, and intuitive and energy healing to name a few.
Modern holistic medical science also acknowledges other, less known, aspects of healing. It acknowledges the invisible vibrations and energies that each person radiates. These energy fields can lower or higher frequencies depending on the individual’s state of mind and health, and can affect the energy level and health of their family members – partners, children and family pets. It is quite common to see the same disease and location of pathology in people and their pets.
The effect of our thought processes and intention on our health has also gained more respect in medical circles. Even the placebo effect is nothing less than achieving a cure or improvement through a belief: the subconscious power of the patient’s mind.
There has been clear evidence that individuals with a positive approach to life are less sick, heal faster and are live longer lives and so do their pets.
A holistic veterinary practitioner guides you through the healing process. Our goal is to make you feel empowered and gain a good level of understanding of your pet’s situation to achieve optimal health, happiness and longevity.
Your investment in holistic healing can also cost you less, on average in the long run.