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What does Holistic mean?
Holistic Therapies have been around for thousands of years and were commonly used in ancient Egypt, China, and India for their therapeutic effects.
Holistic means Care for the whole person, mind, body and spirit.
MIND – Our mind is our brain. It is also the part of us that thinks, that is logical,the part that works things out through thought.
BODY – Our body is our physical shell.
SPIRIT – Spirit is the hardest to define. It is the part that makes us who we are, the part that expresses our uniqueness and the origination of our feelings.
The holistic approach to health differs from the conventional medical approach in that it takes into account the whole patient rather than just focusing on the symptom or the part that has the problem.
Holistic therapists believe that the body has a vital force or life energy. It is this force that protects the body from disease and allows it to heal. We often refer to it as the “immune system”.
When the balance of the immune system is disturbed we the see the various symptoms of dis-ease.
Holistic therapies aim to help the patient restore the balance, thus allowing the body to heal itself naturally.
Stressing the need to go Holistic!
Stress is the adverse reaction people have to excessive pressure or other demands placed on them both at home and in the workplace.
Stress is not simply a complaint in itself, left untreated it can lead to further problems,
- Muscle tension
- Anxiety attacks
- High blood pressure
- Heart problems to name but a few
This does not have to be the case, we visit the doctor when we become ill to treat the symptoms, but we need to take time out to take care of our health naturally before these symptoms start to appear.
By taking a holistic approach, I treat people as a whole, that is, not just the prevailing symptoms, but review the person’s entire lifestyle. It is important for our health and well-being to take time out from our busy lifestyles to relax, unwind and re-energize. Holistic therapies are the perfect way to eleviate the symptoms of stress.