Dr Martin Fried discusses what holistic medicine as a form of healing that considers the whole person- body, mind, spirit and emotions- in the quest for optimal health and wellness.
According to the holistic medicine philosophy, one can achieve optimal health by gaining proper balance in life.
Holistic medicine practitioners believe that the whole person is made up of interdependent parts and if one part is not working properly, all the other parts will be affected.
In this way, if people have imbalances ( physical, emotional, or spiritual) in their lives, it can negatively affect their overall health.
Treatment involves fixing the cause of the condition and not just alleviating the symptoms.