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My "holistic" stuff:
Lavender oil - genuinely is a soporific - also works with dogs.
Tea tree oil - kills bacteria, fungi and viruses. (Has been research to prove it, though the below is only in vitro. My experience tells me it's more effective than research demonstrates; athlete's foot isn't a psychological condition 😀)
Chamomile tea - like lavender, promotes sleep.
Probiotic supplements - help keep my digestive system working, which is beneficial to overall health.
Cedar oil - the best insect repellent I know, even deters evil little biting midges while gardening!
Holistic to me is a mindset. One can treat patients with that mindset, using all of the tools in the legitimate medical arsenal as well as any "non-Western" stuff that isn't harmful. For example, Narrative Medicine is being taught and utilized in major medical centers now. (I did a certificate at Columbia U in NM and am happy to answer questions, if I may boast a little bit.) To reject modern medicine out of hand is sheer stupidity and orneriness. If these morons knew what life and death were like a few centuries ago maybe they'd ....oh nevermind.
My fear about using non-western/unproven stuff is that it could become legitimized in some people's minds for no good reason.
Sounds like the caring mindset we all hope to find in our medical professionals.
Sadly the new docs have their noses in the computer and seldom look me in the eye even when speaking to me directly. This method would likely have my crying too much to respond. Empathy... the lost art. How lovely for your patients that you found it.
Oh yes computer gets all the attention, I know that one!
Here in the UK, the NHS gives you a "free" primary physician appointment, it's meant to last TEN MINUTES!
At least half that time will be the doc reading your notes, the next five minutes will be for a pat-on-the-head, and a subtle implication that you're a time-waster.
The whole exercise is pretty useless, so people end up in emergency unit, when often it's all too late.
Many years ago, the statistic was that 40% of GP diagnoses were wrong, I doubt if that's changed.