Holistic Approach

14986 WordsJan 5, 201360 Pages
Holistic approach: Meaning: Holistic approach to patient care incorporates the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health of the individual. It explores the connection between mind, body, spirit and environment. Holistic healing includes a wide range of therapies with inherently complex philosophies about the prevention and treatment of illness. Questions still exist as to the safety of complementary and alternative medicine (otherwise known as CAM), which are an integral part of holistic healing and whether they really heal the conditions and diseases they are treating . Holistic Therapies The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) defines complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) as "a group of…show more content…
Some of the practices of alternative holistic health include, but are not limited to: • Natural diet and herbal remedies • Nutritional supplements • Exercise • Relaxation • psycho-spiritual counseling • Meditation • Breathing exercises • Acupuncture • Homeopathy • Massage therapy - including Chi Nei Tsang The Essentials of Holistic Health Life force energy: The source of human life comes from an integrated and intelligent energy known as life force energy, which sustains the life of body organs, cells, and tissues, as well as supports the spiritual entity of the soul. This invisible life force energy flows freely throughout the body to give an individual not only health and vitality by efficiently transporting oxygen and nutrients to different parts of the body, but also an expression of the inner self. The flow of this life-giving energy follows an organized pattern by way of meridians connecting different parts of the human body. This life force energy has different names for different cultures: the Chinese call it qi; the Japanese, lei; the Hindus, prana; and the Greeks, pneuma. But they all mean the same thing: the essence of life. Any blockage or diminution of life force energy may result in reduction in oxygen supply, deficiency in nutrients intake, and accumulation of waste products produced, and hence the beginning of degeneration and disease. Disease symptoms are only signs of diminution of life force energy
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