Holistic treatments in simple terms, means you treat the ‘whole’ person. You do not just look at the symptom presented to you and treat that alone. You take an overall appraisal of the patient. You need to take their full case history – details about the symptom in the patient’s words. You look at their general well being, take notes of any previous conditions, enquire about their lifestyle, their environment and job, and assess their constitution. Each of those points is multi layered, and depending on how Holistic you want to go, together with the expectations of the patient, depends on how indepth you go in the treatment plan, or indeed the treatment. There needs to be some form of diagnosis on the practitioners part.
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