Holistic Health Emphasizes the Connection of Mind, Body, and Spirit
Rather than focusing on illness or specific parts of the body, this ancient approach to health considers the whole person and how he or she interacts with his or her environment. Socrates (4th century BC) warned against treating only one part of the body “for the part can never be well unless the whole is well.”
Holistic health practitioners believe that the whole person is made up of interdependent parts and if one part is not working properly, all the other parts will be affected. In this way, if people have imbalances (physical, emotional, or spiritual) in their lives, it can negatively affect their overall health.
The Impact of Stress
Today we know that stress is no longer just a state of mind. We are fully aware of the negative impact stress can have on the body. If you frequently face challenges, your body is constantly producing higher levels of stress hormones and does not have time to recover. These hormones over time can cause serious health problems. Therefore, stress that is left unchecked can contribute to many health problems, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, and diabetes.
Using Holistic Health to Reduce the Negative Impact of Stress
You can take practical steps to cut back on stress. Regular, moderate exercise improves the thought process and mood. Other strategies include relaxing, getting a good night’s sleep, and seeking emotional support from family and friends. You can also reduce the long-term effects of chronic stress by eating healthy, meditation, avoiding smoking and drinking too much alcohol. However, if your symptoms continue or get worse, you should see your doctor.
Remember: Holistic Health is an ongoing process.
As a lifestyle, it includes a personal commitment to be moving toward the right end of the wellness continuum. No matter what their current status of health, people can improve their level of well-being. Even when there are temporary setbacks, movement is always headed toward wellness.
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Start your journey to Holistic Health by Understanding Your Body’s Chakras. Through education and awareness, you can regain your ability to self-heal once more. We all have the capacity for self-healing, but modern medicine has convinced us to give away our self-healing powers, leaving us frightened and vulnerable. Instead of deeply connecting to our mind, body, and soul we are at war with our bodies and we cannot heal.