holistic

[hoh-lis-tik]
adjective
1.
incorporating the concept of holism in theory or practice: holistic psychology.
2.
Medicine/Medical. identifying with principles of holism in a system of therapeutics, especially one considered outside the mainstream of scientific medicine, as naturopathy or chiropractic, and often involving nutritional measures: holistic medicine.

Origin:
1926; hol(ism) + -istic

holistically, adverb

holistic, wholistic.
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holistic (həʊˈlɪstɪk)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to a doctrine of holism
2.  of or relating to the the medical consideration of the complete person, physically and psychologically, in the treatment of a disease
 
ho'listically
 
adv

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holistic
1926, coined, along with holism, by Gen. J.C. Smuts (1870-1950), from Gk. holos "whole" (see safe (adj.)). In reference to the theory that regards nature as consisting of wholes. Holistic medicine is first attested 1960.
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Example sentences
The purely holistic approach to medicine was brutally ineffective
To employ a healthy and holistic plan for daily life is essential for all of us.
We took a holistic perspective and considered what was of ultimate importance.
His mother is a holistic practitioner.
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