Modern medicine has been extremely successful in talking disease and dealing with serious conditions. However, many people feel that western medical care does not take into account sufficiently the root cause of a problem. For example, bypass surgery will cure a heart blockage — but only until the next artery gets blocked. Increasingly people want an alternative, drug-free cures designed to benefit the whole person.

Holistic medicine is not based on any single diagnostic procedure or treatment because it is primarily about an attitude to health and healing. In this book, Luis S.R. Vas brings together the principles of many different approaches to holistic medicine, so that the readers can ‘pick-and-mix’ what suits them. Particular techniques, such as prayer, visualization, meditation, allopathy, acupuncture, reflexology, and touch are explained, as well as more general issues, such as changes in lifestyle, exercise,  and nutrition.