NotaBene е електронно списание за философски и политически науки. Повече за нас
Abstract: Patients tend to be more satisfied if the doctor takes a holistic approach. Respecting the patient's opinion and his active participation in the treatment process is a prerequisite for the success of the therapeutic process in the long term. The unifying idea is that change is needed and it must include a philosophical and spiritual justification. This is not within the power of Western medicine alone but should be done by integration of the traditional medical practices. Traditional practices are fully compatible with conventional medicine, but only under the general paradigm of holistic medicine. Bulgaria is in a good position to do that, with preserved and unique heritage. The selection of the center can be done by comparing the available spiritual practices and adapting the chosen one for better understanding by the 21st century person. Medicine has a future only in a holistic context, just as its past is inextricably linked to spiritual rituals and practices.
Keywords: medicine, tradition, holistic, relationship, center