COMPLEMENTARY, ALTERNATIVE AND HOLISTIC THERAPIES
I am often asked what the words complementary, alternative and holistic therapies mean:
- Complementary Therapy: This is a therapy that can be used in addition to conventional therapy.
- Alternative therapy: This often claims to be a complete system, which can be used instead of conventional western medicine.
- Holistic therapy: This is a lifestyle approach, going beyond the mind-body connection of finding and maintaining wellness. Holistic therapy includes all parts of a person’s life, physical and emotional well-being; our spiritual aspects and our beliefs and values are all considered here.