Almost everything we live by is kind of taking a bit of what can be considered as “retro-approach” or a more basic and simplistic approach.
From what we eat, how we move our bodies with more awareness, to the set up of the environment around us.
Today, we find ourselves living in a so-called “swipe generation”; everything is fast. this fast approach makes us lose our core awareness, leading to different imbalances in life.
We have worked on accumulating different ways one could go by in remedying their physical issues, which are mostly resulting from psychological imbalances and wholly energetic leaks.
This article contains links to multiple other articles where each aspect of holistic healing we get to study is explained in a very simplified way. Basically, some sort of content page to a mini holistic healing encyclopedia.
What is Holistic Healing?
let’s simply look at the meaning of the two words separately:
- Philosophy: Characterized by the belief that the parts of something are intimately interconnected and explicable only by reference to the whole.
- Medicine: Characterized by the treatment of the whole person, taking into account mental and social factors, rather than just the symptoms of a disease.
In other ways also referred to as Alternative Complementary Medicine.
More about the Holistic Healing Philosophy
The philosophy of holistic healing is based on the ideology that each person is composed of interconnected, yet separate parts, areas, layers.
Tackling a certain disease or illness lies in addressing different areas at once; as any imbalances whether it being emotional, physical, or spiritual, have the power to negatively affect the overall health state of a person.
What Are The Principles of Holistic Healing?
Unconditional love and support is the main key and most powerful healer, or healing strategy there is. One must hold themselves accountable and ultimately responsible for their own health and wellbeing.
This is the foundation principle of holistic healing.
Other principles include the following:
- Believing all people possess innate healing power.
- The patient is a human being, not a disease.
- Patient and Healier work together, hand in hand while addressing the different aspects through which the issue is appearing, and assessing the different health-care practices suitable for the situation at hand.
- Treatment consists of addressing the root cause, or main source of the condition instead of only alleviating the symptoms.
What Are The Types of Treatment Included in Holistic Medicine?
The holistic medicine practitioner assists the patient in taking full responsibility for their own health and wellbeing; by guiding them to apprehend different practices and treatment techniques, depending on the practitioner’s knowledge and training.
Treatments and practices may include some of the following:
- Educating the patient on ways to successfully change their lifestyle efficiently.
- Encouraging the patient through engaging ways on how to fully take responsibility for their own healthcare, this includes:
- Following a Specific Diet
- Relationship and Spiritual Counseling and more.
- Undertaking Complementary Alternative Therapies, such as:
- Acupressure Massage
- Chiropractic Care
- General Massage
- Naturopathy and more
- Undertaking Western Medication and Surgical Procedure.
How To Find Out The Suitable Holistic Healing Approach?
Today, the world became full of alternative holistic healers. So, finding a suitable and affordable healer became something easily accessible to most of us.
However, here are some tips to keep in mind when choosing a holistic healthcare practitioner:
1. Don’t Just Go To Anyone.
Before taking the decision, get a recommendation from someone personally trustworthy. Take time to ask the practitioner all the questions coming to mind when addressing the issue; this is in order to find comfort and reassurance that the choice is perfectly suitable.
2. Do Your Homework.
Before physically approaching the holistic health-care practitioner, find out as much as possible about them. In researching the healer’s profile as these questions:
- How long have they been practicing?
- How does their overall experience look like?
- What exactly is their specialty?
- Are they currently associated with any health organization?
- Are they Certified practitioners?
And again, most importantly, consider discussing with the practitioner their healing philosophy before taking any decisions of committing to a certain healing schedule or criteria.
3. How Comfortable Are We?
This is also an important aspect to keep in mind – in order to heal, we have to find allignment with as many things we decide to bring close to us as possible.
To find this out, asking these questions may help:
- Does she/he make me feel at ease?
- Is the healthcare provider respectful of my concerns and beliefs?
- Is the practitioner actively involving me in decision making as per the direction of the treatment?
Remember: Holistic healing is all about the team-work approach in finding a solution.
So, it is important to feel respected and comfortable about the idea of having that specific practitioner as a “work-partner” throughout the healing phase.