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How does Holistic Healing Work
What is holistic healing? How does holistic healing work? Read on to find the answers. Holistic healing is based on the principle that our mind, body and soul are interconnected. Our mental state directly reflects on our physical condition. Our mental and physical well being are closely associated with each other. Our thoughts and emotions have a deep impact on our physical health. Holistic healing relies on taking a holistic approach towards healing ailments.
Holistic healing believes in the closely-knit relationship between the mind, body and the soul and hence analyzes an individual’s health in a complete manner. Before moving on, you may like to read about holistic medicine.
How Holistic Healing Works
Holistic health is a concept of medical care that takes into account both the physical and mental aspects of the health of an individual. The process of holistic healing believes in seeking a better lifestyle and enhancing the quality of life rather than merely taking external medicines. It believes in the idea of improving the internal self rather than undergoing medicinal therapies. It does not focus solely on physical health. It caters to the mental health of an individual and tries to improve one’s attitude towards life.
It is observed that the roots of many of the serious illnesses lie not in one’s physical health but in one’s mental setup. Researchers have found that many of the major illnesses can be cured through a holistic approach. They can be uprooted by means of holistic treatments. It is seen that an individual’s approach towards life, his/her thought process and mental setup are the most important factors responsible for the condition of his/her health. One’s way of looking at life is often the main cause for one’s ill health. Negative thoughts, mental depression, frustration and pessimism are detrimental to one’s mental as well as one’s physical health. As one’s mind and body are closely linked with each other, a sadistic approach towards life is sure to affect one’s health adversely.
Holistic healing analyzes all the facets of an individual. It is not just about treating an illness through medicines. It is about reaching to the roots of an illness and working towards the permanent elimination of the ailment from an individual’s body. Holistic healing is about bettering one’s lifestyle. Apart from the mind-and-body relationship, the values, principles and beliefs, which shape one’s personality, are also considered in holistic healing.
With holistic healing, it is important for one to understand that bodily discomfort is the symptom of an internal imbalance. The imbalance can be a result of physical factors such as improper food or lack of exercise. But it is necessary to know that the imbalance may find its roots in one’s mental setup. Holistic healers consider all these factors that can lead to a bodily malfunction, causing a serious disease. Holistic healing is about looking at your ‘whole’ self and analyzing your physical as well as emotional health.
It is said that medicines can bring about a positive effect on one’s health only if administered through the proper means. It is important for the whole body and the mind to realize the value of the medicine being administered. This is when natural healers come into picture. It is when one’s mind and body are stimulated to respond to medication, that medicines really work.
I think, holistic healing is all about bettering yourself in search of the true self within you. Believe it or not, the true healer is within you!
By Manali Oak