Whole Health

 

Like most ideas, Whole Health is not new - but there is a new need for it.   Western medicine has made enormous advances over the last 50 years but the developments in technology and chemistry have not been matched by progress in the “art of medicine”, the therepeutic relationship between doctor and patient.

Although there has also been a dramatic increase in our understanding of the mind this has become a separate subject from medicine dealing mainly with psychological or psychiatric problems.  The vitally important influence of people’s lives, relationships, environment and state of mind on their response to physical illness has been relatively overlooked. 

Instead, doctors have become focused on the details of how organs (eg heart, kidneys) malfunction and the mechanical (surgery) and chemical (drugs) ways to correct them - assuming that this is the only way to relieve the symptoms and restore health.

The reality,of course, is more complex ...

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