Holistic approach focuses on treating the entire person and not just a disorder or addiction. Holistic health care providers believe that an individual is made up of different parts including physical, emotional, environmental and spiritual aspects. All pieces must be addressed and balanced to solve any issues or disorder in order to make a person whole again.
Holistic treatment focuses on the idea that each person can take charge of their own well-being, and unconditional love and support are the best healers. Holistic principles include:
- Each client should be treated as a person and not as their disorder or disease
- Everyone has the potential to better themselves
- Treatment works to fix the root cause and not just the symptoms
A team approach where client and health care provider work together to solve the problem should be utilized