Knowledge pertaining to the soul is given in the Vedas – ancient texts from India. Veda means ‘working knowledge’ i.e. that which works is Veda. There are many branches to Veda, for e.g. medicinal knowledge that works to ensure longevity is called Ayur Veda.
Veda explains the soul, or the atma as the life giving force. Veda also gives fundamental knowledge about how to scrutinisingly understand the body, mind and soul divide to optimise disease resolution. The Holistic General Practitioner is in a position to integrate different aspects of all knowledge available to him or her for the overall benefit of the patient whose needs must remain at the core of the caring process at all times.