WHAT IS HOLISTIC THERAPY?
Complementary and alternative therapies typically take a holistic approach to your physical and mental health. This means that they consider all aspects of your physical and emotional wellbeing as a whole, rather than treating particular symptoms separately. For example, some complementary therapies focus on the mind, body and spirit or on the flow of energy through your body. Many of these approaches have roots in ancient Eastern philosophies of health, or the kinds of traditional healing methods used widely before the development of the treatment models currently used by the NHS. By contrast, NHS treatment models are are largely based on clinical evidence and academic research (sometimes called ‘modern medicine’ or ‘conventional medicine’).
BENEFITS OF HOLISTIC THERAPY
Holistic Therapy teaches you to regain the balance between your mind and body because the illnesses and pains that you feel are brought about by imbalances in your system. It focuses on helping you to pinpoint the root cause, and how to heal that root cause rather than just the symptoms. You will also learn how to maintain your overall wellness for long-term optimal health, so you become more empowered and proactive in taking care of your mind and body.
Recent studies show that certain herbs and foods help to control and heal cancer and diabetes. Those who have anxiety and depression also benefit from doing yoga and taking certain herbs according to certain tests. Therapeutic massage has been reported to also help relieve muscle and joint pain.
It is well known that the mindset affects the immune system and helps the body to heal itself. Similarly, the primary focus with holistic treatment is to look at the body as a whole and not at the single area that is experiencing pain. With the whole body, we’re not only talking the physical body, but also how the emotions are being handled (undue stress causes excessive amounts of Cortisol to be released in the bloodstream which can become poisonous at high levels), and our spiritual health too.
The spiritual health is also considered within a whole-body viewpoint. Being at one with yourself, centered and at peace helps in feeling better. At home, daily mediation even in small 15-minute sessions is enough to become more mindful and less anxious overall.