Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences
The College Prospective Students Current Students Faculty Gifts Alumni Research Institute Medical Center
Naturopathic Medical School

Quick Search


We want your opinion. Please take 4 minutes to complete our survey.




























Click for Tempe, Arizona Forecast


Privacy Statement

Holistic Health or Healing

What is holistic health?

holistic medicine

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.

holistic health

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.

holistic healing

News

Wed, Oct 27, 2004

SCNM News
New Laboratory Facility at SCNM
SCNM Sponsors Low Carbohydrate Diet Clinical Trial
Dr. LInda Kim Promoted to Director of Southwest College Research Institute (SCRI)
View More

SCNM In the News
Arizona Republic Article
Naturopathic Medicine Gaining Favor
Professionals Say More Men Seeking Help for Disorder
View More

Upcoming Events
Southwest Conference on Botanical Medicine
Stress Management and Relaxation Training
Physicians Class in Environmental Medicine
View More

Meet with an SCNM Representative Near You


About SCNM | Catalog | Request Admissions Information | Apply to SCNM | Donations | Contact Us | Media Resources
SCNM Email | Jenzabar | SCNM Intranet | Online Services | Downloads | Web Site Technical Help | Privacy Statement | Site Index

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between conventional medical school and alternative health school?
Will I receive the same education regarding Chinese medicine and acupuncture if I attend Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine?
Does Arizona have an accredited medical school in alternative medicine?
What is Naturopathic Medicine?
What is the difference between an herbal medicine school or herbal medicine college and a Naturopathic Medical College?
What is a Naturopathic Medical school, commonly referred to as a naturopathy school or naturopathy college?
Why attend a medical school centered around natural medicine?
What is the difference between herbal alternative medicine or herbal medicine training and Naturopathic Medicine?
What is holistic health?



Copyright © Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences. Contact: k.mcdonough@scnm.edu or 480-858-9100, Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, 2140 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe, AZ 85282. Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine registered trademarks, service marks, wordmarks, and logos, including “Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine” and “SCNM” may not be used or reproduced without permission.