Relating to or concerned with wholes or with complete systems rather than with the analysis of, treatment of, or dissection into parts is a whole made up of interdependent parts. The principles of palliative care are framed around holistic care and the interdependent physical, social, emotional, cultural and spiritual aspects.
Holistic medicine is a form of healing that considers the whole person -- body, mind, spirit, and emotions -- in the quest for optimal health and wellness. According to the holistic medicine philosophy, one can achieve optimal health -- the primary goal of holistic medicine practice -- by gaining proper balance in life.
Holistic medicine practitioners believe that the whole person is made up of interdependent parts and if one part is not working properly, all the other parts will be affected. In this way, if people have imbalances (physical, emotional, or spiritual) in their lives, it can negatively affect their overall health.