The health system in Israel meets, confronts and sometimes even cooperates with holistic practices such as acupuncture, homeopathy, chiropractics and many other methods. The holistic approach does not only tackle the physical ailment, but aims to strengthen both the body and mind as one. Most of the Israeli public does not yet have access to a large pool of information on holistic practices. This chapter surveys the various holistic approaches while offering the reader basic tools to take care of herself and how to weigh up the advantages and disadvantages of different types of holistic medicine. It also reviews the accessibility (or lack of) of such health services to the weaker sectors of society.
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