Holistic Therapies - What is that? If you've ever tried a hot tea with honey and lemon or diffused essential oils at night to help your child sleep better, you've used a holistic remedy. If you've ever visited a licensed acupuncturist and received acupuncture treatment, then you have experienced a method of holistic therapy. What is holistic therapy? Holistic Therapies are natural approaches to healing and wellness that are often employed as part of holistic treatment plan.