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Holistic medicine

1. A form of medical treatment that emphasizes the need to deal with the whole person. This includes the physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual aspects of health. 2. Alternative medicine. 3. That form of alternative medicine which focuses on (a) personal accountability for one’s health; (b) the human body’s ability to heal itself; and (c) balancing the body, mind, and “spirit” with the environment. Holistic medicine encompasses acupuncture, biofeedback, faith healing, folk medicine, meditation, vitamin therapy, and yoga.
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