People often get confused between holistic healing and homeopathy, as both of these treatments have the same principal of treating the whole body of the person rather than focusing on a diseased part or a particular sickness. But both holistic healing and homeopathy have some major differences.
Holistic approach refers to addressing the whole person, including their physical, mental, and emotional health, while taking social factors into consideration. Holistic medical treatments are done through the use of antioxidant rich foods and vitamins to enhance healing and prevent future illnesses, are designed to improve the body overall. holistic lifestyle means without sacrificing your daily routine: practicing mindfulness, recognizing and respecting the powers of your body, eating clean foods, focusing on positive relationships, recycle energy, let yourself grow, enjoy life and be respectful, connect with others, be aware, meditate, and be active.
Homeopathy, on the other hand, is a system of alternative medicine based on the belief that the body can cure itself. Homeopathy is defined as ‘an alternative medical practice in which extremely dilute amounts of certain natural substances are used to treat various ailments.’ The active ingredients used in homeopathy are traditionally plants or medicinal herbs, animal products or mineral-based things. Some of them are fresh or dried herbs, activated charcoal, vinegar, garlic, caffeine, and stinging nettle plants as commonly used homeopathic ingredients, the active ingredients of which are extracted and processed into tablets, ointments, gels, and drops. Homeopathic medicines are used to treat a variety of ailments including allergies, migraines, depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, arthritis and premenstrual syndrome.
Yoga, tai chi, meditation, guided imagery and music or art therapy, were suggested and referred to as natural, homeopathic methods by some allopathy doctors and some call them holistic instruments to maintain healthy lifestyles. But the answer of whether they are holistic or homeopathic, lies on the situation for which they are used. For example, if certain yoga poses can be used as homeopathic treatment to cure the pain or many people do yoga for mental peace or as healthy exercise to maintain their body and mind.