What it is
Holistic medicine involves the whole person – body, mind, spirit and emotions. By gaining the proper balance in life, you're able to achieve a better health response in your body. Practitioners of this believe that if one part of the body is not working correctly, the other parts of the body with thus, not work correctly along with it. The other parts of their life such as emotional imbalance, stress and other factors can also negatively affect the way the person feels. By balancing out these counterparts – the body will begin to heal itself and feel healthier overall. They believe that the patient is a person, their own person and not the disease that they have. The treatment focuses on fixing the condition and not just relieving the symptoms.
How it Can Help
Not only can this help you gain a better hold on life, but it can be beneficial to not only the problems you're having physically but mentally as well. Since it focuses on the whole person and not just the ailment, you're able to reduce the stress and other tensors in your life that would otherwise bring you down. Understanding these key points is beneficial to providing you with a way to heal yourself and overcome the health problems that you're currently dealing with.
Various Treatment Options
There are numerous treatment options that you're able to take advantage of. Understanding how each one can help you will provide you with better insight on which you may need, if not them all.
- Lifestyle Changes – Reducing stress, eating healthier, exercising, psychotherapy, relationship counseling, and self care. Anything that can help you deal with you and who you are in order to become a more well rounded, balanced person.
- At times western medicine and surgeries may take place within the care of a holistic healer. This is generally done if something should go wrong with the disease or condition and needs immediate medical care. This of course, is your choice on whether or not you'd like to go through with it.
- Additional Therapies – Acupuncture, massage therapy, chiropractic care, homeopathy and naturopathy. All of these can be used in combination with the other two mentioned above. Depending on your particular plan of action – you may want to consult with one or more of these additional therapies.