A new paradigm has been emerging in health care that focuses on the process of health and wellness instead of the treatment of disease. This new model is called by many names, such as: alternative medicine, complimentary medicine, holistic medicine, and functional or biological medicine.
This new medicine embraces both modern science and knowledge drawn from the world’s great traditions of natural healing; many of them thousands of years old. Study of these traditions reveals certain truths that can be applied to promote health and well being. These basic principles form the foundation for all holistic health practices. Amongst these is the need for healthful nourishment, the elimination of toxins, and the maintenance of physical, mental and energetic balance.