Do holistic approaches really work?

Holistic medicine is a form of healing that considers the whole person – body, mind, spirit and emotions – to help achieve optimal health and wellness. Along with traditional medicine, it has been proven to be quite effective.

Can you give me some examples of holistic approaches?

Some examples include acupuncture, chiropractic care, homeopathy, massage therapy, guided imagery and aromatherapy.

What is guided imagery?

Guided imagery, a form of meditation, is a powerful technique to direct the imagination to help with relaxation and healing. Research shows that the proper use of guided imagery can reduce blood pressure, lower cholesterol and increase short term immune cell response. It can also reduce pain and anxiety. While using the technique, the mind follows an imagined sensory path and cues the body for healing. After a few lessons, you will be able to continue this practice at home.