I remember at A7 Smart Multi-function Treadmill the height of the no fat craze, going into the supermarket and seeing pretzels packaged with No Fat boldly printed on the labels. In that case in order for the treatment to be considered holistic, each therapist working with a client must be aware of what the other therapist(s) is\/are doing. When asked what "holistic" is, very few can answer correctly.Our overall wellness is determined by the state of our Spiritual (emotional) being, along with the state of our Mental being and our Physical being. Any food by itself is not holistic, any exercise by itself is not holistic.Holistic, in terms of health, means taking into consideration the three elements of the being, Spirit, Mind and Body, when attempting to regain or maintain an optimal state of Well-being. If the Spirit, Mind, or Body is not well then our overall wellness is not at ease (dis-ease). Since I am in the health business I will speak about "holistic" in health terms. A good example of this is (can be) aromatherapy, which through the application of essential oils effects the physical being. A caring nature is important for any therapist to have. The status of the word "holistic" has made it victim to advertisers and marketers, who are attaching it to everything under the sun. These treatments are actually a system or group of treatments that seek to affect the three elements of being, Spirit, Mind, and Body. Be aware I am simplifying for the sake of time and space. The therapies must be carried out synergistically.Sometimes the holistic treatment can not be provided in one location or by one therapist. So the term can be applied to any system, whether it be mechanical, electronic, a business, or health. "Organic" began popping up on packaging during the height of the natural foods craze. Pretzels have always been one of the least fat filled foods you could find. They know holistic is one of those words that instantly "validates" a product or service."Holistic" is the health industry's new buzzword, most often associated with Alternative medicine, the new buzz phrase. A consumer sees "Holistic" in the product name or description and buy it thinking the product is somehow better. A good therapist will take the time to speak with the ailing person, asking pertinent questions about their health and explaining what the treatment is expected to do. And now I see the same thing happening with the word "Holistic". Any meditation or mind set training, by itself is not holistic..Synergistic - when parts work together for the benefit of the wholeIn simplest terms holistic is the synergistic relationship of parts of a whole. The problem was and in some ways still is, each company had its own definition of organic. A holistic state is only achieved when all three elements of the being are being addressed. At the same time the aroma "can" be soothing to the soul.Holistic is as much a concept, as it is a practice.