According to Plato, The cause of many diseases is unknown to the physicians of Hellas because they are ignorant of the whole. For the part can never be well unless the whole is well. This
is the great error of our day in the treatment of the human body. THE GREAT ERROR of the day 2300 years ago in ancient Greece remains the great error of the day in modern Western Allopathic (orthodox) medicine.
( J.R. Millenson, PhD. Mind Matters)
Fortunately, I believe most naturopaths and other wholistic practitioners do seem to realize the concept that Plato spoke of 2300 years ago. I am sharing the above quotes with you since I believe that in order to successfully treat a condition/disease/disorder, its important for patients to realize that we often need to look at many variables; including lifestyle, diet, and the health status of various organs/tissues from head to toe. For instance, often migraine patients suffer from poor digestive health. In other words, a problem in the head can stem from a problem or imbalance somewhere outside of the head; in this case, the abdomen. Unfortunately, I am not aware of any conventional headache clinics that focus on the digestive system. Naturopaths and other wholistic practitioners do recognize this connection, and definitely seem to have a better success rate treating, and in many cases, curing migraine headaches.