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However, issues start to arise when is conflated with alternative medicine. For instance, Ayurveda – an ancient Indian healthcare system – has always advocated for a holistic approach including a healthy balanced diet and psychological wellbeing. However, as the names suggest, ‘complementary’ medicine aims to sit alongside mainstream health treatments.

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In essence, Western medicine tries to find what is physically wrong in the body, and fix it. It has taken a bit longer to catch on in the West because Western medicine developed down a slightly different path, starting with Hippocrates, and later Pedanius Dioscorides and Galen. Hippocrates and Galen based their work on the theory of the four humours , the balance of which controlled the wellbeing of the patient. Prescription fees enable our qualified doctors to issue you a prescription for your medication, just like if you visit your local pharmacy.

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By leading adventure treks in the Himalayas and Andes for over a decade, she experienced the absolute necessity of maximizing oxygen flow to build stamina and keep going under stress. The mountains became her teachers in how to access the life-giving power of breath—not just for extreme adventure but in transforming everyday lives for better health, greater peace, and enhanced well-being. Holistic medicine is an approach to healthcare and wellbeing which takes into account the physical, emotional and even spiritual wellbeing of the patient. Complementary and alternative medicine is treatment that falls outside of mainstream healthcare.