The approach of Ayurveda is not only holistic in its applications but also emphasizes empowerment. The great Ayurvedic sage Charaka said, "What the patient knows is more important than what the practitioner knows. The successful Ayurvedic practitioner is not the one who heals the most patients, but the one who teaches his patients to heal themselves."
~ excerpted from the Foreward to Ayurveda Nature's Medicine
This wisdom has always guided my own approach with clients and is also why I enjoy facilitating classes.