Definition and Concept:Holos in Greek means seeing apparently different and separate entities as parts of the whole.Holistic medicine is the vision or perspective that involves study and practice of all theories and treament modalities that promote perspectiev and action of global welfare i.e holistic health. Thus it is the vision, study, research, practice, training, learning, innovations of theories and treatment modalities of healing all over the world and in different cultures [in short life itself] without any sectarian and fanatic contentions, claims or prejudies and employ everything in nature to promote holistic health.In pragmatic terms it would mean selfless incorporation of:1. Research, teaching and practice in a critical and scrupulous manner of the so called allternative or complementary systems and/or traditional wisdom and practices in the curriculum of so called mainstream or modern medical education and service centers.2. Introduction of holistic concepts right from the schools and other educaton institutions.3. Promoton of holistic medicine and holistic health concepts on the media.4. On the part of governments it is the policy making, planning, funding and implementation of these activities. For example, study and practice of yoga, ayurveda, homeopathy, music therapy etc. should be a part of medical center.5. Promotion of herbal gardening and cultivation such as that of neem, turmeric, holy basil, hibiscus, aloevera etc.6. Provision in every medical center of neem [azadiracta indica] and tulsi leaves to patients [and staff members as well] every day sothat their immunity is boosted.7. Encouraging yogasana and pranayam practice at all levels and every where. facilities.8. Encouraging the practice of NAMASMARAN i.e. reciting or remembering the name of God [true self] at all levels and every where so as to assist evolution of objectivity, universality, selflessness. Because, these are essential for for overcoming influence of sectarian and petty self and superficial glamor and glitter.In fact through NAMASMARAN the details of holisic medicine can be evolved in every field of life. For example, a carpenter would make a chair, which would promote holistic health and musician would compose in a similar manner!




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