Holistic Health or Healing
What is holistic health?
The term holistic health or holistic healing comes from the
word whole, meaning complete. There is no one standard definition
of holistic health, holistic healing, holistic medicine or holistic
therapy. To doctors or healers, the term holistic health refers
to using some form of natural therapy that does not include
conventional medicine. Holistic therapy often includes mind-body
medicine, acupuncture and any modality that looks to treat the
whole person with non-invasive measures.
Where do you receive training in holistic healing?
Many doctors or healers seek out a holistic health school to
train in holistic medicine or holistic therapy. A Naturopathic
medical school trains students in the art and science of Naturopathic
Medicine, a holistic medicine approach where, in addition to
the basic medical sciences, doctors are trained in holistic
therapy and holistic health including: therapeutic nutrition,
botanical medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, homeopathy
and mind-body medicine.
Does Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine teach holistic health?
Absolutely. The curriculum at Southwest College is one of the
strongest in holistic healing and holistic medicine among the
Naturopathic medical schools. Students are trained in all of
the Naturopathic modalities with a very strong foundation in
traditional holistic therapy. Students are trained to become
healers or doctors proficient in all holistic healing modalities
as defined by Naturopathic Medicine.