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Last Major Revisions: August 16, 1998
Holistic Medicine has been used by millions of people around the
Those who are most successful tend to apply some of the key Holistic Healing
Fundamentals as discussed in articles on this web page and receive direct
treatments from Holistic Medicine practitioners (or perform self-treatment
when possible). While there may be occassional ups and downs (especially
when treating chronic illnesses), a successful outcome is more likely in
- Heal chronic diseases (including serious chronic illnesses)
- Treat psychological disorders
- Successfully treat childhood illnesses
- Treat acute illnesses
- Normalize weight
- Prevent disease
- Improve overall health and increase energy level
- Transform one's outlook upon life
On the other hand, some persons get caught up in looking for a magic
supplement or herb or diet macronutrient proportion as their sole form of
Holistic Medicine treatment. This method tends to lead to limited success
often followed by long periods of little or no progress. The larger danger of
using this method is that the drug, supplement, herb, etc. usually
doesn't heal the condition, but instead temporarily suppresses the symptoms,
and often causes more serious health problems in the long run.
What follows are suggestions for applying the information in the Holistic Healing
Suggestions for Building an Effective Holistic Healing Plan
- Begin by printing out and reading through all of the
Holistic Healing Fundamentals articles. Please do not think
that the term "fundamentals" implies that these techniques are
only marginally useful. In fact, some of the most powerful
techniques and processes in Holistic Medicine are discussed in these
While it can be helpful to read through all of the areas, it is important
not to try to make too many changes in a way that would add excessive
stress to your life. Also, please keep in
mind that it is not necessary nor is it advisable to "perfect" one
area of the Holistic Healing Fundamentals before considering ideas
in others sections.
- If you do not have a
Holistic Healthcare practitioner, it can
be extremely helpful to select and visit such a practitioner.
Many diseases can be healed and many people can transform their
lives with several treatments or suggestions from such a
practitioner. There are many types of practitioners, but some
of the more common primary healthcare practitioners include
Oriental Medicine Doctors/Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners,
Naturopaths, Ayurvedic Medicine practitioners, Holistic Medical Doctors,
Chiropractors and Holistic Doctors of Osteopathy. Many practitioners
would not be considered "primary" medical practitioners but can also
help a person heal and transform their lives. Such practitioners include
(but are not limited to) Homeopaths, Yoga Teachers, Reiki Masters,
Integrated Awareness practitioners, Bioenergetic
Therapists, Holotropic Breathwork practitioners, Acupuncturists, Herbalists,
etc. If you need help finding a practitioner in your area, please visit
the Directories of
Practitioners Web Page.
- Take classes when trying to practice new techniques like yoga
meditation, qi gong, etc. so that you learn the proper techniques
and, equally important, so that you meet new friends who are
pursuing the same goals. Most people find it far easier to
keep a regular practice of a specific holistic healing technique
by attending regular classes/practice groups. The human contact,
compassion, and the non-judgemental attitude found at many of the
classes can often help "jumpstart" the healing process. Such classes
can be welcome change from the distance and coldness that is sometimes
felt in society or on the Internet. You can also go to
and Expos to learn more about Holistic Healing techniques.
- Finally, please remember that you are most likely pursuing holistic
healing techniques in order to live a healthy and enjoyable life.
Please spend the majority of your time enjoying life
to the fullest extent possible while spending some time pursuing
investigating holistic healing techniques. Don't wait until you're
"healed" to enjoy life.
- Most persons seeking weight loss are far better off making only
general changes as outlined in the
Food & Nutrition
article, and then gradually delving deeper into the Body-Oriented or Inner Peace-related
Inner Healing & Transformation
techniques as well as the
Stress Relief and
Yoga techniques. If herbs are desired, then the use of the
herbal resources on Holistic Healing web page (
can be used to get information from real Herbalists.
- Person diagnosed as having FMS can benefit from a wide variety
of the ideas discussed in the Holistic Healing Fundamentals articles.
Some people may get more out of
Food & Nutrition changes
while others may benefit more from some of the
Inner Healing & Transformation
techniques or the
Avoidances of Toxic Substances section. It varies from person to person.
Working with an experienced primary care Holistic Medicine practitioner
may prove helpful. Even supplemental Holistic Medicine techniques such
as Feldenkrais sessions have proven extremely helpful to persons diagnosed
as having FMS.
List of Fundamental Techniques of Holistic Healing
Other Excellent Holistic Healing Fundamentals Web Pages