What’s the difference between conventional and holistic medicine?

Published on: 07/26/15 4:15 PM | Category:

Conventional medicine tends to focus treatment on alleviation of symptoms. This can helpful when the symptoms are overwhelming but tends to be harmful over the long term. The holistic approach means looking at the whole patient: mental, physical and emotional. It also means looking at all treatment options to determine the best therapy for the patient at the time. Does acupuncture hurt? Acupuncture is done by placing very thin, sterile, stainless steel into acupuncture points, which are located in the muscle tissue just under the skin. The needles are so thin that you can put about 7 of them inside a vaccine needle. Depending on the point treated there is little to no sensation when the needle is placed.