The English language has a root word “hol-” that comes from two different places. The Old English “hol-” means “hole” or “to hollow something out.” And then there is the Ancient Greek hol- which had a “w” added somewhere down the line to make it “whole.” The term holistic as used by your Santa Fe chiropractor comes from the Ancient Greek etymology. It is becoming increasingly more common for the “w” to appear because people want to emphasize the idea that holistic healing is about whole body care.