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What Is The Purpose of HolisticOnLine?

The World Health Organization estimates that 4 billion people, 80 percent of the world population, presently use herbal medicine for some aspect of primary health care.

More and more, we are coming to the realization that our body's natural defense mechanism is a very powerful tool. Many alternative practices pay attention to the mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of health, in addition to the physical body. Our bodies are remarkably resilient machines, capable, with some occasional prodding or intervention, of healing themselves. The name "holistic medicine" came from this unification of the mind and the body. Holistic practices treat the "whole person" as opposed to the individual organs of the body where symptoms occur. They stress the importance of self care and preventing illness.

On the other hand, we have made great strides in developing western medicine in the last century. Countless diseases were eliminated or controlled through advances in immunology, parasitology, and the discovery of antibiotic drugs and vitamins; the advances in surgery made possible by antiseptics and anesthesia; and the discovery of insulin and human growth hormones. From pacemakers to birth control pills, from kidney transplants to artificial hearts, we have made many medical breakthroughs.

What we need is a happy medium that take advantage of the best of all practices. We need to take charge. We need to understand, ask questions and take part in the decision process. HolisticOnLine help you do that.

The ides for HolisticOnLine came from a board certified physician. More and more of patients started asking questions about herbal remedies such as St. John's Wort. We found that there were no reliable sites we can refer them to get objective information. So, we created HolisticOnLine.com. Our objective is to provide you with information so that you can make choices. Information on both western medicine and alternative practices are given. You alone decide what you want to do.

Please remember to bookmark us and visit us often. We will be continually updating our web site contents. So, don't delay too much. You don't want to miss anything!

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