Holistic nurses use unique and alternative methods for treatment and medication. Their approach may combine Eastern and Western medicine, including newer methods of care, to treat patients and teach communities about wellness.
Holistic nurses believe human health involves more than just physical well-being. They live by the mantra that a person must be healthy as a whole, across all levels of being, including mental state, emotional health, and physical well-being. Holistic nursing is a relatively new, niche nursing field, though it has found interest from patients and medical staff.
Holistic nurses blend Eastern and Western medicine to treat their patients and teach them about wellness and preventative healthcare. They use a variety of techniques, including wellness coaching, Chinese and Eastern healing practices, hypnosis, hypnotherapy, balneotherapy, massage, aromatherapy, stress management, and acupuncture.
Holistic nurses recognize each patient as a whole, considering their minds, spirits, and bodies. They holistically assess patients through therapeutic communication and traditional nursing concepts to identify potential stress factors. Holistic nurses also practice mindful presence through their interactions with colleagues and patients.