Holistic approach to health: what it means

Well-being of the person, considered in its entirety and not just in relation to the manifestation of symptoms or disease that are diagnosed. In the holistic approach , the body and mind are integrated and inseparable: holism, in Greek “olos” or “whole”, considers the human being as a “unicum”, that is, a set of all its parts.

Holistic health care practitioners strive to assess all conditions that can negatively affect an individual’s health , they do not dwell on identifying and treating a specific ailment. They are careful to look at the various aspects of lifestyle and also pre-existing health problems, planning a treatment path that helps to achieve an optimal level of well-being. Health is not only the absence of disease, but also a positive state of being. The holistic approach combines the wisdom, traditions and disciplines of the Eastern healing arts with the advancements of modern Western medicine.

Patients actively participate
In a holistic health care center, patients are not passive recipients of therapies and care: as each person has direct responsibility for their health and must be an active participant in their own recovery exercise, lifestyle and a habit of well-being. Holistic practitioners support patients every step of the way, helping them make the right choices and take responsibility for their health.