Holistic Health: A Complete Guide And Its Practices


A Complete Guide To Holistic Health And Its Practices

It took a long time for humans to understand that holistic health is what they should preach. It means health is not about having no disease or absence of disease. If a person who has no disease but lack good well-being, mental and emotional, he/she can be unhealthy. 

Basically, holistic health has the meaning of complete well-being of body, mind, emotions, and spirit. If you lack any, you will lack on your holistic health. In the practices of holistic health and medicines, all these four factors integrate and correlate. 

A Complete Guide To Holistic Health And Its Practices
A Complete Guide To Holistic Health And Its Practices

Explaining Holistic Health In A Broader Aspect

When your body suffers an infection, it is not only the body that is affected. Somewhere or another, mind and emotional well-being are affected too. So, merely treating the infection will not be an approach of holistic health because the impact on mind and emotions hasn’t been treated at all. 

To put crisply, if a body witnesses improper functioning, it is not the body that is being affected. However, it is a symbiotic integration of mind, body, emotion, social aspects, and spirit that have an affect. 

Although many people have become aware of this natural method and its therapeutic approach, very few are aware of the functional principle of this future healthcare. 

Factors Affecting The Holistic Health 

A Complete Guide To Holistic Health And Its Practices
A Complete Guide To Holistic Health And Its Practices

There are so many factors that can affect the body’s health at a higher level. Some of them include: –

  • Microbiomes
  • Body posture
  • Climatic factors
  • Exercise 
  • Diet 
  • Toxins 
  • Rest
  • Sexual health and awareness 
  • Stress
  • Purposefulness 

Holistic Health And Its Treatment

As explained earlier, this method is not a single component. It has many correlated and dependent elements. Therefore, whenever someone approaches holistic treatment, it takes time in diagnosis as all parameters related human body goes through a check to come at a conclusion. 

Some of the popular holistic treatments are Ayurvedic, Acupuncture, Homeopathic, etc. These treatments are called alternative practices because they fall out of the conventional medicine category, which includes Allopathy. 

Grouping Of Alternative Practices In Categories

NCCIH (National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health), a division of NIH (National Institutes of Health), has recently released five categories of alternative medicines. These are basically holistic health practices. 

  1. Mind-Body Based Practices: It includes practices like yoga, meditation, etc. Such practices enhance the balance between the body and the mind. 
  2. Biologically Based Practices: It includes popular aromatherapies, intake of dietary supplements, and practices of herbal medicines. Anything which comes from biological materials, like plants, etc., will fall in this category. 
  3. Body-Based Practice: It includes the therapies to focus on bodily manipulation. Some of the practices include massage therapy, chiropractic therapy, etc. 
  4.  Energy Therapies: Energy therapies center around practices of qi gong or reiki. Here the energy field around the body manipulates or corrects to improve overall well-being. 
  5. Alternative Medical Practices: If you have head about homeopathy, Ayurveda, and traditional Chinese medicines, then you are very well aware of alternative medicines. These practices were popular thousand years before, and they are making a come back to this world soon because of better benefits.  

So, come out of a shell of conventional medicine and see your body, mind, social well-being, and emotions as a whole system. Preach holistic health with these medical approaches. 

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