When most people hear the term holistic medical care they automatically assume it is some new aged type of health care involving herbs and crystals. Holistic health care refers to the treatment of the whole body instead of just one aspect of your health.
Whole body treatment has long been adopted by practitioners of alternative medicine, but even western medicine has adopted this style. The reason, treating the whole body is effective and shows results in many diseases and conditions. It has been proven in both treatment of diseases and conditions as well as in the prevention of such.
When given holistic health care all of your systems are looked at such as physical health and mental health. Diet is another big aspect of holistic health for alternative practitioners and western medicine. Both practitioners admit that diseases are typically a manifestation of another underlying issue.