What is Holistic Medicine?

Holistic medicine is a form of healing that considers the whole person. The mind, body, spirit, and emotions in the quest for optimal health and wellness. According to holistic philosophy, one can achieve optimal health, which is the goal of holistic practice -by gaining proper balance in life.

Holistic practitioners believe that the whole person is made up of interdependent parts and if one part is not working properly, all the other parts will be affected. In this way, if people have imbalances like physical, emotional, or spiritual in their lives, it can negatively affect their overall health.

Holistic treatments essentially create a more balanced lifestyle by taking all the aforementioned imbalances into account. Physical ailments are not the primary focus as it would be in integrative, alternative, and complementary medicine.

Holistic healing should not be an alternative to conventional medical care. Sometimes going to a medical professional is the best solution to addressing a disorder. Holistic healing will address all parts of the individual, not just the physical aspect of a person where the manifested illness are most apparent. Holistic healing is not a band-aid or a one time fix. It is an ongoing journey of discovery in search of more answers which ultimately will result in living better, being healthier, and striving for wholeness.

Holistic healing is more of a lifestyle approach or a commitment as you will. The holistic approach goes far beyond the Mind-Body connection of finding and maintaining wellness. All parts of a person’s life, physical healing, mental health and wellness, emotional well-being, and spiritual beliefs, as well as values, are considered. Taking a holistic approach involves seeking the tools that will help you to attract your desires and find personal power.

A person who embraces the desire to find wholeness within their being will learn the importance of tending to relationships, caring for the planet and their environments, having compassion for mankind, as well as acceptance, and tolerance.

The holistic healer recognizes that discomforts and pains are merely symptoms of an imbalance. The imbalance could be a physical issue, the result of abusing the physical body through an unhealthy diet, lack of exercise, or too little sleep. The imbalance may also be the result of mental, emotional, or spiritual needs not being met. No aspect of a person is overlooked when a holistic treatment is sought.

By treating the whole person, both the immediate needs as well as the effects of the long-term and complex interplay between a range of biological, behavioral, psychosocial and environmental influences are addressed. This process enhances the ability of individuals to not only get well but most importantly, to stay well.

The holistic healer makes a complete evaluation of the whole person before even suggesting treatments to the client. Keep in mind, not all holistic healers are equal, each has his or her own specialty or expertise to offer. It will benefit you to shop around for a good fit. Choosing to go to a holistic healer is no different from choosing a medical professional.

The types of holistic therapies available are extensive and diverse. Examples are Aromatherapy, Ayurvedic Medicine, Natural Diet and Exercise, Spiritual Counseling, Vibrational Medicine, Homeopathy, Meditation and Visualization, Acupuncture, Naturopathic Medicine, Bodywork, Energy-based Therapy, Prayer Intention, and Chinese Medicine.

DEFINITION OF INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE

Integrative medicine is an approach to care that seeks to integrate the best of Western scientific medicine with a broader understanding of the nature of illness, healing, and wellness. A practical strategy, integrative medicine puts the patient at the center of the care and seeks to address the full range of physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual and environmental influences that affect a person’s health. Massage therapy, acupuncture, meditation and visualization, and chiropractic medicine were among the first therapies to be integrated into established medical care programs.

 

DEFINITION OF ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

Alternative Medicine is a term used when therapies are presented as an option to conventional or Western medical treatments.

DEFINITION OF COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE

Complementary Medicine is a term used when therapies are being used in conjunction with conventional or Western medical treatments.

Here at Philysha Beneby Consultancy Service, we will soon be offering Holistic Healing Services click on the outside link to the right of the page and schedule a free consultation with Philysha.