To cure a health problem means mending a particular part of the body, or getting rid of a specific disease or condition. This usually occurs by taking prescribed medication or undergoing surgery.
Holistic Health (Alternative Health) means addressing the whole person on all levels - looking at lifestyle, family, work and diet to find the cause of the problem in order to bring about a complete recovery where possible and to prevent a further recurrence.
Our bodies reflect what is going on in our lives. Every ache, every pain and even accident is a symptom indicating an area of our lives where we need to pay attention and even possibly make changes. As we think, so we become, therefore, as we have become so we can see how we have been thinking. By listening to what the body is trying to tell us we can heal the cause and subsequently, the effect of the problem.
Our bodies are like the black box on an aeroplane, they record every emotional experience. When the body/mind is out of balance, it is reflected in the immune system and we become susceptible to illness. However, the moment we begin to understand this process and work with it, the healing begins.