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Holistic Health targets the whole self, not just symptoms

As a hypnotist, my role is to guide clients to improved states of well-being. Should a client be suffering from insomnia, for me to address solely the sleeping conditions and habits of the client would most likely prove to be futile. Insomnia is a symptom of an underlying cause. Just as obesity is a symptom, as is smoking, as is nail-biting, as is pain, as is depression and anxiety, as is mental fog and more. It is imperative for me to go deeper into the health and well-being conditions of the client and help change the cause. Therefore, as a hypnotist and life transformation coach, I take a HOLISTIC APPROACH to well-being.

The Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine defines holistic medicine as "the art and science of healing that addresses the whole person – body, mind and spirit." In other words, it doesn't just focus on your physical health / well-being.

According to the practice, our health and well-being is the result of the interaction between physical, environmental, emotional and psychological aspects of the person's life. Therefore, what makes holistic medicine different is its integrative approach to health. It uses alternative as well as conventional medicine and studies all aspects of a person's way of life.

The goal is to achieve holistic health — an "unlimited and unimpeded free flow of life force energy through body, mind and spirit." A natural rhythm of well-being is possible. Our highly intelligent bodies contain trillions of cells, seeking and finding alignment and balance at all times.

WebMD describes the four key principles of holistic.

1. The patient's innate healing powers

Holistic medicine teaches that the body has an innate capacity to heal itself. For this reason, it wants to promote and encourage this naturally occurring healing by using different treatments and methods.

In addition, it believes that the best way to maintaining good health is by preventing illnesses or dis-ease in the first place. This is not just better for the body, but it is also cost-effective. Adopting good habits to improve wellness and prevent illness and unwanted conditions is less taxing on the body than overcoming an illness.