Holistic Healing

Holistic healing means taking a holistic approach when seeking treatment for

imbalances and choosing to live a more balanced lifestyle. What primarily

distinguishes holistic healing apart from alternative medicine, complementary

medicine, and integrative medicine is that physical health is not necessarily the

main focus. Even so, it is often the experience of physical discomfort that will

first prompt a person's pursuit of holistic healing.

It is true that our pains and other physical discomforts demand our attention.

This is where the saying "sticking out like a sore thumb'" originated from. It is

difficult to ignore the obvious when we are physically hurting. Common sense

tells us that we should seek help to alleviate our discomforts. Holistic healing

is not an "alternative" to conventional medical care.

Physical illnesses are the symptoms of a greater imbalance that may or may not

have a root cause in the physical.

Holistic or "wholistic" healing addresses all parts of the individual, not just the

physical aspect of a person where manifested illnesses are most apparent.

Holistic healing is not intended to serve as a band-aid or a one time fix.

It is an ongoing journey of discovery in search of more answers and ultimately;

living better, being healthier, and striving for wholeness.

 

Holistic Healing Goes Beyond the Mind-Body Connection:


Holistic healing is really a lifestyle approach. The holistic approach goes far beyond the Mind-Body connection of finding and maintaining wellness. Overall wellness AND "wholeness" is highly valued. All parts of a person's life (physical healing, mental health and wellness, emotional well-being, and spiritual beliefs and values) are considered. Taking a holistic approach involves seeking the tools that will help us attract our desires and find personal power.  A person who embraces the desire to find wholeness within his own being,  soon learns the importance of tending to relationships, caring for the planet and our environments, having compassion for humankind in general, and accepting and tolerating differences among a diverse population of people.



Role of the Holistic Healer:


The holistic healer recognizes that our discomforts or pains are merely symptoms of an imbalance. The imbalance could be a physical issue, the result of abusing the physical body through an unhealthy diet, lack of exercise, or too little sleep. Or, the imbalance may be the result of mental, emotional, or spiritual needs not being met. No aspect (mind, body, spirit, or emotions) of a person is overlooked when a holistic treatment is sought.

The holistic healer looks at the "whole person" in order to make his or her complete evaluation and uses all information gathered before suggested treatments to the client are offered. Keep in mind, not all holistic healers are equal, each has his or her own specialty or expertise to offer. It will benefit you to shop around for a good fit.