holistic medicine

holistic medicine

Holistic medicine holds that people should try to maintain a balance between their physical and emotional processes while seeking harmony with the environment.

Disease occurs when this balance is disrupted. 

Ayurveda is an ancient Hindu variation of holistic medicine that uses meditation, breathing exercises, reciting mantras, yoga, and herbal medicines to restore balance of the three basic energy types called doshas within the body and with nature.

Some Ayurveda herbs have been found to contain heavy metals (mercury, lead, arsenic) that may cause health problems.