Word With Underlining Meaning

Discussion in 'Education & Learning' started by Martin Alonzo, Aug 27, 2016.

  1. Martin Alonzo

    Martin Alonzo Veteran Member

    Mar 7, 2015
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    In the medial history they changed the word wholistic to holistic this was a little game of the medical elites to degrade the practitioners of alternative medicine. The word whole is a term for all inclusive which is the trademark of the alternative medicine group. The word hole means empty and without substance this is what they call alternative healers holistic healers. The term wholistic healers should be the term.
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  2. Ken Anderson

    Ken Anderson Greeter
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    Jan 21, 2015
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    If there was intent beyond the idea that "holistic" looked better than "wholistic," I would suspect that the intention was to imply that "holistic" care was spiritual rather than medical, and therefore something that has to be believed in rather than relied upon. The idea being that it is a derivative of "holy" rather than "hole." In the past, I have seen practitioners using various spellings though, so they may have simply chosen one.

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