If you are interested in taking a bit more of a proactive, informed approach to your health please have a read of this description of the holistic way of looking at things J
Taken from ‘Reiki for Life’ by Penelope Quest.
“The Holistic Model:
Holistic is really ‘wholistic’, meaning that the whole person is treated, so the physical body is not viewed or treated separately, but is seen as part of the whole person, with the other aspects –mind, emotions, spirit, and even environment and lifestyle - being equally important.
The holistic model does not just concentrate on the symptoms of an illness or disease; it begins to look for causes. It assumes that although some physical causation is obviously a factor in illness, such as a virus or being genetically predisposed to a disease, there are other issues to consider.
A person’s state of mind, level of emotional stability, living conditions or stress at work could all be a part of his or her health crisis. For example, it is now accepted that high stress levels, such as those experienced by people facing redundancy at work or going through a divorce, deplete the immune system, leaving those affected more vulnerable to viruses and infections.
From the holistic viewpoint, unless the underlying causes of illness or disease are healed, the person will soon become ill again. The symptoms may go away temporarily, but then they will re-emerge, often as something even more serious. This is the general viewpoint of complementary and alternative medicine. However, more people, including many doctors and nurses, are becoming sympathetic towards this view of health.
Patients are encouraged to look at their lives and lifestyles to see where improvements can be made, and may be persuaded to look towards complementary and alternative therapies to help them with their health problems, either by encouraging relaxation and a greater sense of harmony and balance or to help accelerate their healing processes.
Some therapies, such as osteopathy, chiropractic, acupuncture and homeopathy, are already officially recognised as being effective – and cost effective- alternatives to conventional medical practices, and others are becoming well respected for their proven beneficial effects, such as aromatherapy, reflexology and healing (spiritual healing and Reiki). ”
I hope you found this interesting and perhaps it has inspired you?
Lots of love and kind regards,