Holistic healing is a system of health care which promotes a cooperative relationship among physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual aspects of health.
The whole idea of being holistic is not to focus on any individual part of one’s body or specific illness, but to attempt to treat the whole person, concentrating on the cause of the illness as well as on the symptoms. With the connection of mind, body and spirit, it is aimed to achieve maximum well-being, where everything is functioning the very best that is possible. It is about taking responsibility for our own health.
Some alternative complementary therapies that are included under the term “Holistic medicine” are Naturopathic medicine, Homeopathy, Reiki, Yoga, Ayurveda, Meditation, Reflexology, Tai Chi, Herbalism and of course Aromatherapy. These alternative, complementary and natural healing methods are believed to physiologically, mentally, emotionally help humans to meet a high level of vitality and well-being. So for lasting benefits, aromatherapy should complement a healthy diet and lifestyle.