Complementary Medicine Holistic Health Terms Defined Osteopathic Medicine
Alternative and Complementary medicine terms defined. Holistic health theories defined.
Osteopathic Medicine Osteopathic Medicine is a holistic discipline which emphasizes prevention and the individual, not just disease. Osteopath philosophy is based on the belief that the body cures itself, and doctors should see the relationship between structure and function, with a special emphasis on holistic medicine, the musculo-skeletal system, proper nutrition and environmental factors.
Osteopaths are licensed to adjust the bones of the body manipulate the body, prescribe medications, give injections, and perform surgery.
Dr. Andrew Taylor Still established Osteopathic medicine in 1874.