The 4 - Body Principle
WHAT "HOLISTIC" MEANS
Holistic medicine or healing is a form that considers the whole person as one.
Your body, your mind , your spirit & your emotions are seen as -whole-, which makes it essential to not only focus on one area when it comes to health problems. In the quest for optimal health and wellness, according to the holistic medicine philosophy, everyone can only achieve optimal health by gaining proper balance within all four segments of the whole body.
The first body segment is called the CAUSAL body, which represents our mind. The second body segment is the ASTRAL body, which represents our emotions . The third body segment is named ETHERIC body, which stands for our energy & the forth body segment is our PHYSICAL body.
A holistic or alternative practitioner may use all forms of health care, from conventional medication to alternative therapies, to treat a client. For example, when a person suffering from migraine headaches pays a visit to a holistic practitioner, instead of walking out solely with medications, he/ she will likely take a look at all the potential factors that may be causing the person's headaches, such as other health problems, diet and sleep habits, stress and personal problems, and preferred spiritual practices.
The conventional medication will most of the time only bring a relief of the pain (symptom) rather then digging to the cause of the problem.