Holistic Therapy means taking a holistic approach when seeking treatment for imbalances and choosing to live a more balanced lifestyle.
What primarily distinguishes holistic therapy apart from alternative medicine, complementary medicine, and integrative medicine is that physical health is not necessarily the main focus. Even so, it is often the experience of physical discomfort that will first prompt a person’s pursuit of holistic healing.
It is true that our pains and other physical discomforts demand our attention. It is difficult to ignore the obvious when we are physically hurting. Common sense tells us that we should seek help to alleviate our discomforts. Holistic therapy is not an “alternative” to conventional medical care. Sometimes going to a medical professional is the best solution to addressing a dis-ease. However, we explore the possibility that physical illness is the manifestation of a greater imbalance in the overall physical, mental and emotional being which may be improved thorough holistic therapy.
Holistic or “wholistic” therapy addresses all parts of the individual, not just the physical aspect of a person where manifested illnesses are most apparent. Holistic therapy is not intended to serve as a band-aid or a one time fix. It is an ongoing journey of discovery in search of more answers and ultimately; living better, being healthier, and striving for wholeness.
Holistic therapy is really a lifestyle approach. The holistic approach goes far beyond the mind-body connection of finding and maintaining wellness. Overall wellness and “wholeness” is highly valued. All parts of a person’s life (physical healing, mental health and wellness, emotional well-being, and spiritual beliefs and values) are considered. Taking a holistic therapy approach involves seeking the tools that will help us attract our desires and find personal power.
A person who embraces the desire to find wholeness in holistic therapy within his own being soon learns the importance of tending to relationships, caring for the planet and our environments, having compassion for humankind in general, and accepting and tolerating differences among a diverse population of people.
The holistic healer recognizes that our discomforts or 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. Or, the imbalance may be the result of mental, emotional, or spiritual needs not being met. No aspect (mind, body, spirit, or emotions) of a person is overlooked when holistic therapy treatment is sought.
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