Wholistic Medicine (frequently spelt without the 'w', but meaning whole rather than holy) treats the person as a whole, looking at their emotional and mental states alongside their physical condition, and seeking to identify and heal the root cause of the condition, rather than the symptoms displayed.
There are many, many branches: Acupuncture, Shiatsu, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Chiropractic, Osteopathy, Reiki, Crystal Healing, Bowen Technique, Homeopathy, Herbal Remedies, Flower Essences, Lightbody Surgery, Applied Kinesiology, Radionics, to name just a few. In the UK, some of these have become widely accepted; for example Spiritual Healing is now available on the National Health. In Cyprus some doctors have trained in aspects of alternative medicine.
At the core of most of these practices is the notion that everything in creation has a frequency or vibratory rate which can be measured. Your body has a different vibration to your head; each organ has its own vibration and variations in this vibratory rate can show dis-ease. This energy is conducted through the body through a network of channels known as meridians. The energy field is known as the aura and major vorteces are known as chakras.