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Holistic — definition

 


 

Holistic: relating to or concerned with wholes, complete systems, and overall behavior rather than with the analysis of, treatment of, or dissection into constituent parts.
Holistic medicine attempts to treat spirit, mind, body, and environment as a single, complex, unified system.

Conventional
(non-holistic)
medical diagnosis:

  • analysis of components
  • identification of specific causes, defects, points of failure

           
  • What herbs and remedies should I use for medical disease X?

Pattern analysis, holistic analytics:

  • analysis of patterns
  • characterize and quantify overall systemic behavior

           
  • What herbs/remedies should I use for complex pattern Y — as defined by the total set of the patient's symptoms and signs?





























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