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    What is Holistic Healthcare

    Many practitioners shy away from the use of the word holistic as it relates to their practice.  For some reason, this word is used in a negative context by many people. Perhaps this is because a holistic approach differs from what most people view as ‘traditional medicine.’ Lately, holistic healthcare has been considered a ‘New Age’ trend.  This trend focuses on spirituality, mysticism, and environmentalism.  These, surely, are facets of holism, but holistic health is much more inclusive than these ideologies. To truly understand holistic healthcare, we must first understand what ‘holistic’ means.  When defining the term holistic, most sources cite two meanings: one based in philosophy, and one in…