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  • The WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION has estimated that approximately 80 percent of the world's population use holistic health organizations for their health care resources. In general, the purpose of holistic health organizations is to encourage health care practitioners and physicians to integrate & deliver principles of holistic health care. Goals of improved quality of care include the use of integrating health care modalities, using mind-body-spirit holistic concepts and encouraging the public to better understand and evaluate options when making decisions about their health care. There are many holistic health organizations that offer information and resources on holistic and integrative health care. The AMERICAN HOLISTIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION is the world's leading holistic health organization. This national resource center is an independent nonprofit educational association that assists individuals in locating resources to enhance their own well-being and health. The ACADEMY OF INTEGRATIVE HEALTH & MEDICINE is a membership organization for physicians who desire to practice a broader form of medicine which includes the holistic model. It supports and connects physicians through national and regional conferences as well as a variety of other informal means as they make the transition from traditional medicine to a more holistic approach. The AMERICAN HOLISTIC NURSES ASSOCIATION serves as the voice of holistic nursing. It is a bridge between traditional health practices and alternative health practices among nurses. It is a nonprofit educational organization with membership open to nurses and other professionals who are interested in holistic health care practices in the United States and across the globe. It supports the education of allied health practitioners, nurses and the general public about issues related to health. And, the SOCIETY OF INTEGRATIVE ONCOLOGY is a non-profit organization of professionals dedicated to the treatment and recovery of cancer patients through the use of complementary therapies/modalities. These are just a few of the MANY holistic health organizations that advocate holistic health, wellness and preventive medicine. *Disclaimer: HRIHC does not make any value judgments distinguishing these organizations. Individuals are responsible to verify which resources are appropriate for their own needs. The material in this web site is intended to be informational only and is not to be construed as medical advice. Please consult appropriate healthcare professionals if you are dealing with any acute or chronic health condition.

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