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Advances in Complementary & Alternative medicine

The Importance of The Connection Between the Body, The Mind, And the Spirit in Medicine

  • Open or CloseMisha Mathur1, Kevin Sneed2 and Yashwant Pathak2,3*

    1Judy Jenshaft Honors College, USF, USA

    2Taneja College of Pharmacy, University of South Florida, USA

    3Faculty of Pharmacy, Airlangga University, Indonesia

    *Corresponding author: Yashwant Pathak, Taneja College of Pharmacy, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA

Submission: January 18, 2022; Published: March 22, 2022

DOI: 10.31031/ACAM.2022.07.000653

ISSN: 2637-7802
Volume7 Issue1


Holistic health looks at patients as a whole and spotlights all aspects of that individual. This approach is different from allopathic medicine, the traditional and more prominent form of healthcare that is currently practiced. While groundbreaking research, technological advancements, and a better understanding of the body have allowed allopathic medicine to be successful in many cases of patient care, there are still some instances where allopathic techniques are not the most effective approach. Furthermore, since many diseases display similar symptoms in patients, it is unrealistic to expect that all patients with the same condition will present the same symptoms with the same prevalence. Many diseases also present themselves with similar symptoms, which makes it more challenging for a physician to confidently determine the proper root of the problem, and then prescribe the medication that is perfectly tailored to match the patient’s body. Thus, there are negative consequences that may be associated with taking improper medication.

It is possible to address these concerns by utilizing holistic medicine. The focus on the mind, body, and spirit allows the lifestyle and emotional health of the patient to be considered before prescribing medicine. This notion is built upon the idea that the body has many self-healing tendencies and that other techniques can be used to support the well-being of people. For example, treatment options, such as herbal medicines and alternative techniques that form a strong mind.

Keywords:Holistic health; Body; Mind; Spirit; Placebo effect; Chronic illness; Gender norms

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