In Michigan holistic healing is happening. More and more people are privately investigating their own health. Self care is holistic healing Michigan. There is a book entitled Put Your Health in Your Own Hands. The greatest healing success would be to empower people to care better for themselves. People deserve to think productively, so they can perform their best if they acquire symptoms. Optimal Health is the primary goal of holistic medical practice. It is the conscious pursuit of the highest level of functioning and balance of the physical, environmental, mental, emotional, social and spiritual aspects of human experience, resulting in a dynamic state of being fully alive. This creates a condition of well-being regardless of the presence or absence of disease. Alternative Medicine is a phrase used by several untrained consumers. Some doctors use it to mean medical techniques which are not known or accepted by the majority. Conventional or allopathic medical practitioners, therefore, are accepted by the majority. They are usually M.D.’s Alternative techniques could include non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical techniques such as Medical Herbalism, Acupunture, Homeopathy, Reiki, etc. Note: the term Alternative Medicine can also refer to experimental drug techniques that are too new to be common among conventional medical practitioners. As non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical techniques become popular among conventional practitioners, that which had been alternative will no longer be considered Alternative Medicine. Among conventional practitioners, what is accepted is changing. Even the definition of conventional practitioners is changing. Techniques that are Alternative Medicine today will be considered conventional tomorrow. The terms Holistic Healing and Holistic Medicine may not be defined very differently as time passes. They are rather stable terms. Complementary Medicine according to many conventional medical practitioners refers to non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical techniques added to conventional medical treatments such as drugs and surgery. The term Complementary Medicine implies that conventional medicine is the primary tool in a case. Quite often, well chosen non-invasive and non-pharmaceutical healing techniques plus well chosen lifestyle shifts can be very successful in addressing both acute and chronic illnesses. Conventional medicine may only be needed in emergencies or when the safer non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical techniques fail. Conventional medicine can, in some cases, be a major part of a Holistic Healing Plan. Natural Healing is a similar term usually connoting the use of non-invasive and non-pharmaceutical techniques to help in healing. Most people use the term Natural Healing to refer to physical healing techniques only.