Yes, the holistic approach to health-well-being and the spirit are intertwined, but there’s no special teaching, Scripture, or any other kind of required belief. It’s not even a religion.
I’m a big fan of the holistic approach to health-well-being and spirituality, and I think it’s one of the most powerful approaches to health.
But I think it can also be called “spiritual medicine.” It has some religious underpinnings, yes, but it also has roots in Eastern philosophies about the nature of life.
And it’s based on a common understanding about health, wellness, and being “in the spirit.”
Here’s the way the holistic approach to health & well being works: We begin by identifying the various symptoms we experience, for example, headaches, feeling rundown, anxiety, mood swings, depression, irritability.
Then we begin to identify the cause of the symptoms-they might be stress, a chemical imbalance in the body, the presence of an unresolved physical problem, etc.
The goal then is to treat the underlying cause, whatever it may be, in order to restore the body and mind to a state of balance and health.
The holistic practitioner searches out and eliminates the root cause of the symptoms.
This treatment process usually takes several steps, but the goal is always the restoration of health and balance to the person.
Now let me give you a bit of a technical bit about the holistic approach to health, along with the benefits.
For starters, let me say that I don’t consider myself a professional when it comes to conventional medicine or “conventional” treatments-I’m just an ordinary guy who wants to better his health and become healthier and fit.
When I talk about traditional medicine, I’m talking about the kinds you may have heard of: using drugs, surgery, high doses of electricity, whatever the case, it’s all a bunch of chemicals, and the side effects can be devastating to your body, mind, and spirit.
Holistic, on the other hand, is more about the mindset we have about the way we should live, the things we should do, the kind of mental wellness we want to develop, and the goals we have in place to reach.
That brings me to one of the most important concepts of the holistic approach to health-the power of the mind over the body, mind over the entire body, and how this affects the body’s ability to heal itself.
You see, the holistic approach to health believes that we all possess the power of the mind, which is true.
However, the mind is very fragile, and it can be easily influenced by negative influences, whether they come from our environment, other people, and even ourselves.
If we allow these influences to negatively influence us, we can easily become ill, start smoking, gain weight, become depressed, become sick less often, or do just about anything that threatens our health.
That is why I believe that it is far better to go with the holistic approach to health than to follow the path that conventional medicine or mainstream alternative medicine takes.
When we go the holistic approach to health, we are basically choosing to go with what is right for our bodies, whether that is following a traditional path, going with the advice of other cultures, going with scientific facts, or just plain going with a holistic perspective on life that makes no assumptions.
And what better way to go about it than to use what we already know and recognize to promote good health?
After all, the reason we are writing this article is to encourage readers to use alternative medicine, and to live a healthier lifestyle. Why wouldn’t we want to do that?
Holistic health is not about trying to find the “root cause” of the problem, the “biggest killer”, or the “cure all” the virus that has been killing us all these years.
That is not the purpose of holistic approach, at least not for the purposes of this article.
Our objective is to encourage readers to look beyond the headlines of popular magazines and news stories to what really matters when it comes to their health, and how it can be made better through the use of holistic and alternative medicine practices.
Let’s talk about some basics…
The first thing we will cover in this article is mental wellness, which is the connection between the physical and mental wellness.
Mental wellness includes the ability to concentrate, focus, learn, problem solve, learn from others, accept and respect one self, and trust in the power of the mind.
When the physical body isn’t functioning correctly, the mind doesn’t either.
We take our chances on whether we will get along and stay healthy by taking care of the mental aspect of the body.
The next area we will cover is the connection between Western medicine and food allergies.
Food allergies are very common, and are usually triggered by something that is ingested in the environment.
A great example of an allergen is gluten; gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye.