An Introduction To Holistic Medicine: What Is It All About?

If you’re retiring this year, you can expect to pay an average of $315,000 for medical care. That number is 5% higher than last year’s estimate. So much for your golden years, right?

Older age shouldn’t be this way. By taking a holistic approach to your health, you could end up saving time, money, and stress later in life. The sooner you start your holistic path, the better.

If you’re new to holistic medicine, do not fret. Our guide will teach you everything you need to know to get started. Keep reading to learn more about the practice.

What Is Holistic Medicine?

Holistic is defined as “dealing with the whole.” In the case of holistic medicine, it means treating the individual as a whole. In addition to treating the physical ailment or condition, the holistic practitioner will also focus on the emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects.

Benefits of Holistic Medicine

Aside from taking a holistic approach, there are so many additional benefits of holistic medicine.

Holistic doctors will use natural medicines like herbs and other noninvasive methods. You will feel the abundance of time with a holistic practitioner too. With attention to detail, you will be treated as an individual and not just solely on your symptoms.

There is a strong emphasis on prevention, too, which will save you money in the long run.

Types of Holistic Treatments

There are several treatment paths a holistic practitioner can take. Let’s take a look at the more common ones below.


Acupuncture is the use of needles to release energy or activate the nervous system. This helps stimulate certain areas of the body to help chronic conditions. Acupuncture is even recommended for depression, loneliness, and anxiety.


Homeopathy is the belief that natural substances can remedy the human body in small doses. It follows the theory that “like treats like,” meaning you can be cured with the same substance of the symptoms you’re currently experiencing.

Holistic vs. Traditional Medicine

How does holistic medicine compare to traditional? When you visit a doctor, they’ll aim to treat your physical ailment or concern through procedures or medications.

A holistic practitioner will dive deeper into overall health and wellness. They’ll want to get to the root cause of the disease and its symptoms. Aside from a slew of therapies and sometimes traditional medicinal practices, they’ll offer lifestyle and/or dietary encouragement.

Heal Your Mind, Body, and Soul With Holistic Medicine

Holistic medicine is here to heal you inside and out. From taking a birds-eye-view approach to your health concerns, our natural remedies will provide comfort. We know your health is important to you, and we want to alleviate any aches or pains you may be currently experiencing.

Deborah Farley and Accupuncture Works LLC are here to help you. Whether you need Soliman Auricular Allergy Treatment (SAAT), homeopathy, or acupuncture, do not hesitate to schedule a session today.

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Deborah Farley

Licensed Acupuncturist

Deborah Farley is the founder of Acupuncture Works, LLC in Lynchburg Virginia. She is licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia Board of Medicine as a Licensed Acupuncturist (L. Ac.) Learn More