Modern medicine has a plethora of advantages, thanks to technology and research. However, it’s often too focused on treating a single symptom and not an entire physical and mental body. Holistic medical care takes a more comprehensive approach, and often leads to better results.

When your healthcare practitioner is looking at you as a whole person, you’re going to find that the treatments for something as minor as a headache or a skin rash are a little different than what they’d be if you had a doctor who was only focused on the one issue. Sometimes a simple change in diet can have a huge effect on your well being. Your stress responses also matter to your health, and your mental and emotional wellness has a direct impact on how you feel physically. Taking a holistic approach is better for you in the short term and the long term.