A term used by alternative medicine advocates to describe medical care that views physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of life as closely interconnected and balanced. Advocates of the holistic health philosophy typically seek or use a wide variety of alternative practices, the most common of which include acupuncture, ayurveda, Siddha, chiropractic, naturopathy, yoga, aromatherapy, homeopathy, massage, Tai Chi, Chinese herbology, medicinal herbs, and Prolotherapy. Therapy, Holistic. This generic term can be applied to a range of treatments for healing a combination of body, mind and/or spirit. The underlying premise being that imbalances in thought patterns, energy patterns, emotions, and/or spiritual connection will ultimately manifest as an acute, chronic or degenerative physical ailment(s).