14 Principles of Holistic Practitioners

1. Do no harm

First and foremost the Holistic Health Practitioner does no harm. HHPs to not diagnose disease, treat disease, prescribe drugs and pharmaceuticals, or perform invasive procedures.

2. Healing power of nature

The HHP understands that the body has an innate capacity to heal itself.

3. Teach health

Client education for lifestyle changes and self care is a very important part of the HHP’s practice and continually work toward the personal incorporation of the principles of holistic health.

4. Eliminate the cause of poor health

The HHP strive to determine the underlying cause that contributes to a health issue, rather than merely managing symptoms. Taking a holistic approach that relieves symptoms, modifies contributing factors, and enhances the patient’s life system to optimize future.

5. Prevention

Promote health, prevent illness and help raise awareness of dis-ease in our lives of imbalances.

6. Honor the whole person

To the HHP view people as the unity of body, mind, spirit and the systems in which they live.

7. Know the client

The HHP expends as much effort determining what kind of client has a problem as they do determining what kind of problem client has.

8. Form quality relationships

The quality of the relationship established between the HHP and client, in which the client is encouraged to take responsibility for their own health, is a major determining factor in the healing process.

9. Clients are important

The HHP considers the needs, desires, awareness, and insight of the client as well as their own.

10. Set an example

HHP’s continually work toward the personal incorporation of the principles of holistic health, which then profoundly influence the quality of the healing relationship.

11. Every experience is a learning experience

All life experiences including birth, joy, suffering and the dying process are profound learning opportunities for both patients and health care practitioners.

12. Evoke the positive and release the negative

HHP’s encourage their clients to evoke the healing power of love, hope, humor, and enthusiasm; and to release the toxic consequences of hostility, shame, greed, depression, anger, grief, and fear.

13. Healing power of love

Unconditional love is life’s most powerful medicine. The HHP strive to meet the patient with grace, kindness, acceptance, and spirit without condition.

14. Health is more than the absence of illness

The HHP is aware that optimal health is far more than the absence of illness. A state of optimal health includes the pursuit of the highest qualities of the physical, environmental, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social aspects of human experience.