If you are interested in health and wellbeing, you probably hear the word ‘holistic’ mentioned frequently. But what does it mean? Simply put, holistic is a widespread term used to refer to a variety of health practices and a popular form of alternative medicine. ‘Holistic health’ focuses on understanding the root cause of an illness or health issue, rather than masking the problem with prescribed medicine.
Holistic health practitioners have one main philosophy: an individual can achieve optimal health, which is the primary goal of holistic medicine, by gaining proper balance in life. If you’re new to the world of holistic health and wellbeing, you might still be scratching your head. Don’t worry - in this blog, we’ve broken down the meaning of this practice and how it can benefit you.
So, what exactly does holistic health mean?
The holistic health approach involves thinking about a person as a whole, in order to consider which factors may be affecting their health. When we talk about considering a person as a whole, this means focusing on the mind, body, spirit and emotions, rather than the surface of symptoms and illness.
Taking a holistic approach to health involves considering each independent part of a person and how it can ultimately affect their overall health and wellbeing. Essentially, if one part of a person isn’t working properly it can affect every other parts of a person. For example if you’re currently facing a stressful time, the stress will not only affect your mind and emotions, but your body and spirit. The same approach can be applied to digestive disorders, migraines and any other types of common health issues.
What types of holistic treatments are available?
Holistic health practitioners aim to provide patients with the best treatments possible to tackle the root cause of an issue. Rather than being prescribed with a dose of tablets or ointments, a holistic health practitioner will spend some time trying to understand what other factors may be affecting your health. It could be stress, a busy lifestyle, poor diet, sleep deprivation or personal and spiritual problems. All of these factors are considered as root causes for health issues in the practice of holistic health.
Once a practitioner diagnoses the cause of the health issue, they can provide a variety of conventional and alternative treatments for the problem. This could typically involve prescribed medication alongside suggestions for lifestyle changes to help treat the cause. An example of this could be introducing a healthier diet plan, exercise or yoga and meditation, to improve the mind, body and spirit and treat the issue.
How can holistic health benefit you?
At Rêve Therapy, we believe a holistic approach to health is absolutely necessary in today’s busy and hectic world. It’s important to combat the effects of everyday life, strive for optimal health and find inner peace and tranquillity.
If you’d like to know how our holistic health and Beauty treatments can help you today, please visit our services page or get in touch.
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