'Holistic therapy' is simply a method, or combination of methods, that treat the whole person rather than just individual symptoms.
Holistic practices help to bring equilibrium back to the physical, emotional and spiritual bodies, and help the client to feel more balanced and can help support health and healing.
Holistic therapy has for many years been seen as a bit 'woo-woo' and a bit like conventional medicine's strange distant relative.
Now-a-days though, more and more medical professionals are acknowledging the assistance that these non-conventional therapies can bring to the table. There is a growing body of peer-reviewed research giving credence to the benefits that complementary therapy can bring to help alleviate symptoms of depression, anxiety, stress, chronic pain, addictions etc
There are many different forms of therapy that can fall under the 'Holistic' umbrella ranging from Reiki, Massage and Acupuncture to Hypnosis, Meditation and CBT.
Holistic/Complementary Therapies should not be used as a 'standalone' option and a medical doctor/GP's opinion, diagnosis and advice should always be sought out in the first instance.