For example, there's Dr. Mark Mengel, a professor of community and family medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine, who has integrated holistic practices into his conventional private practice.
"Some of these practices are being embraced because they work," Mengel said.
What is holistic medicine?
Explaining holistic medicine is like explaining what is medicine, Mengel says.
In short, holistic-a name boiled down from whole-istic-looks at the person as a whole entity: mind, body, emotions and spirit.