Holistic Wellness is a Real Thing. Here's Why You Need It.

If the term holistic wellness conjures up images of smoky rooms and purple crystals, you’re not alone. Holistic wellness has become pretty sensationalized.

But the “woo-woo” term reflects a sophisticated view of people as the sum total of their experiences, not just one label or idea. And if we understand that people are complex, that means that we understand there’s no “one” definition of wellness, either.

What is holistic wellness?

In general, people mean one of two things when they talk about holistic wellness. The term is often used as a shorthand for alternative medicine. For example, if someone had a medical diagnosis, they may look for “natural” ways of treating the illness. This would be “holistic medicine.”

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