Holistic Health

 

Out comes perhaps my slightly hippy-ish nature but here goes…

I believe that there so much more to health than just ideas related to food and nutrition; that in order to be truly healthy we need to look at it holistically.

Holistic health is a concept that states all aspects of people’s needs – psychological, physical and social, to be taken into account and viewed as a whole. In theory illnesses are said to be caused by physical, emotional, spiritual and social/environmental imbalances.

Now holistic health isn’t talking about anything religious in fact it’s about the essence of who we are. The body, mind and spirit are all interconnected with one another, what affects one will affect the others.

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Within this concept there are a variety of different approaches such as:

  • Massage
  • Homeopathy
  • Meditation
  • Dietary changes
  • Vitamin supplementation and
  • Exercise

This approach does not only look at the individual but also the society and planet. It encourages us to engage in self care and educating ourselves about the area of health. Using holistic health makes you an active participant rather than giving all of the power to a health care provider.

This view of holistic health is something that is quite new to me so I am definitely learning as I go and I would be grateful for any advice or tips that anyone has.

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