More and more individuals are coming to view their health as a reflection of the balance within the total self – mind, body and spirit. The natural development of holistic medicine and practices is a result of that growth in consciousness. Holistic medicine addresses the healing and care of the total person and integrates conventional as well as complimentary practices to support optimal health and wellness. Disease in the body is seen as symptomatic of change and of personal imbalances inclusive of physical, spiritual, emotional, psychological and environmental challenges. As these elements are cleared and brought into personal balance, the symptoms are relieved. Practitioners are trained facilitators whose practices guide and encourage the patient to find the self healing mechanisms natural to the body/mind.