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Whole Medical Systems

Whole medical systems are complete systems of theory and practice that have evolved over time in different cultures and apart from conventional or Western medicine.

  • Ayurvedic medicine: an holistic system of medicine that seeks to help people achieve and maintain balance of mind, body and spirit.
  • Homeopathy: an approach which involves giving extremely small doses of substances that produce characteristic symptoms of illness in healthy people when given in larger doses
  • Naturopathy: an holistic system of medicine based on the belief that the body is capable of healing itself.
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine: an holistic system based on ensuring that opposing energies, called yin and yang, are in balance and that the life force or energy in every body, called qi, is also balanced and flowing

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