Part of the new paradigm is the concept of holism, (or wholism) which holds that nothing in the body occurs in a vacuum, everything is related to everything else. As basic as this idea seems, it is almost totally ignored by technological medicine. Medicine has become fragmented into specialties—with doctors who specialize in every imaginable field, and who attempt to treat diseases rather than people. Holistic methods of health care attempt to treat the whole person, not just the disease or the diseased organ. Holistic practitioners work with the innate healing ability of the human body, recognizing that all healing is ultimately performed by the body, not the physician.
Which of the following is not true according to the holistic health paradigm?
The whole person is considered, not just the disease or diseased organ.
The innate healing ability of the body is recognized.
The physician’s job is to heal the patient.
Nothing in the body occurs in a vacuum—everything is related to everything else.