Md Atiar Rahman
University of Chittagong, Bangladesh
Posters & Accepted Abstracts: Altern Integr Med
A non-invasive recommendation looking at an individual's overall physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional wellbeing, avoiding an orthodox synthetic treatment, working in a non-pharmaceutical method is termed as holistic medicine which attempts to prevent illness by placing a greater emphasis on optimizing health. Holistic therapies tend to emphasize the avoidance of chemicals polluting the body and proper nutrition. Many alternative or natural therapies have a holistic approach, although that is not always the case. Since the principle of holistic healing is to ensure a comprehensive balance, there are no limits to the range of diseases and disorders that can be treated in a holistic way. When an individual seeks holistic treatment for a particular illness or condition, other health problems improve without direct treatment, due to improvement in the performance of the immune system, which is one of the goals of holistic medicine. Therefore, an uprising interest has been paid on the research of synergistic medicines with incredible remedial activities, economic viability, less side effects and capability of producing optimal health. Apart from this, multidrug resistance in human pathogenic microorganisms and orthodox allopathic drug-dependence provided impetus to explore the concepts of holistic medicine coining the traditional medicine, homeopathy, naturopathic medicine, traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurvedic medicine, nutritional therapies, chiropractic, psychotherapy and massage although the burden of the affordability of synthetic drugs is as well emphasized. Holistic medicine is particularly helpful in treating chronic illnesses and maintaining health through proper nutraceutical and stress management. However, the way of building holistic practitioners, the modes of function of holistic medicine, their coordination among different approaches, detoxification processes in physiological system, the concurrent research on harmonization and improvement in common and molecular uses, safety evaluation, prevalence and factors associated with the use, self-management and combination of scientific evidences of holistic medicines in the era of new generation synthetic drugs are aimed to be discussed in this research.
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