Holistic Healing Fundamentals

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Last Major Revisions: August 16, 1998


Holistic Medicine has been used by millions of people around the world to:
  • 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
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 these cases.

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 Fundamentals articles.

Suggestions for Building an Effective Holistic Healing Plan

  1. 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 articles.

    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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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 Conferences, Retreats, and Expos to learn more about Holistic Healing techniques.

  4. 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.


  1. 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 ( http://www.holisticmed.com/books/bk_herbalism.html or http://www.holisticmed.com/www/herbalism.html) can be used to get information from real Herbalists.

  2. 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.

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