In times past, it used to be that Holistic Treatment was thought of as alternative mumbo jumbo that was best reserved for those who were little out there.
However as those of the scientific community have started to understand more and more about how the body works and the value of prevention and balance over that of cure, holistic treatment has come be more widely accepted and respected.
Call it holistic healing, integrative medicine or anything else, but it is a fact that holistic treatment, with its emphasis on prevention and achievement of balance, can be the most natural and obvious way to defeat disease and achieve good health.
Balance in Holistic treatment: Balance is desirable in everything – in what you eat, in your physical activities and in your lifestyle. If there is proper balance in what you eat and how much you exercise, your body weight will be normal and healthy.
If you have a balanced work life, with sufficient stimulation but also enough leisure and also adequate quality rest, then you will be less likely to be stressed or depressed and to have any of the lifestyle diseases that are connected to this. This is the reason why balance of such importance in holistic healing.
Prevention is another key factor in this form of healing. Rather than allow infection, illness, disease and infirmity to attack the body and gain a foothold and then try and get rid of it, the attempt is to strengthen the body from within, in such as way that it is able to resist these and become impervious to such attack.
When there is a disorder, infection or disease in the body it will debilitate the body, and in many cases this debility may be irreversible.
Also in the quest to rid the body of these problems, various chemicals and pharmaceuticals are pumped into the body which may get rid of symptoms but which do, in the end, pollute the body with their residue.
For this reason the emphasis is on creating resistance and strengthening the immune system to enable it to resist and spurn external attack.
Holistic is also ‘Whole’istic – The whole being is important just symptoms of an illness or indeed even the physical aspects of the person.
The aim is to cure the person and that includes mental illnesses and imbalances as well as the physical. The aim of holistic treatment is not to offer a band aid fix.
Owing to this, the treatment may be longer drawn out and may also appear not to offer results or relief immediately. However it will offer a more effective and long lasting solution, because it is an ongoing process.
The orientation of holistic healing is towards striving for wholeness, for balance and a better healthier life.
It involves the entire lifestyle, and tries to bring about a mind and body connection in which we learn to listen to our bodies and what it tries to say to us and ultimately achieving our own best potential.