There have been many warnings about Oprah’s anti-Christian New Age teachings, and that’s good. Unfortunately, new age teachings are also finding their way into the mainstream through what is known as Holistic Medicine.
Web Definition of Holistic Medicine:
“Medical care involving the treatment of the whole person – body, spirit and mind.”
This definition alone should raise a red flag for the Christian. Yet many Christians have been drawn into Holistic Medicine because of the emphasis on organic, natural, and herbal. I learned about this first hand after purchasing a book that promoted these things. After getting half way through the book I threw it out because I saw where it was going.
In a day when many are not happy with the pharmaceutical companies, alternatives can be very appealing. Holistic Medicine’s promotion of innocuous things like organic food, which is good for you, can very well be the “worm on a hook” that has the potential of drawing people into the world of the occult. While a Christian may be able to exercise discernment, undiscerning unbelievers may be drawn into occult practices that they wouldn’t otherwise be involved in. Many holistic web sites that promote organic, natural, and herbal products promote occult practices also; and just because certain products are labeled “natural” or “herbal” is no guarantee that they are safe.