Holistic Healing

The idea that healing must involve the whole person began in ancient times and was based on the idea when the whole person was considered, instead of focusing on individual illnesses, the effect was increased. For thousands of years, holistic health proponents have taught that being healthy is based on a state of balance among a person’s mind, body, spirit, and his environment. Once someone realizes that health has to do with all parts of the body
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The practice of holistic healing includes, but is not  limited to, acupuncture, reiki, yoga, meditation, energy healing, nutrition therapy, massage therapy, Ayurveda, and herbal therapy. Holistic integrative care is the blending of conventional medical practice and complementary,I alternative medicine (CAM). For example, Daniel J. Benor, MD. is a “wholistic” psychiatric psychotherapist. Dr. Benor adds the “w” to holistic to differentiate his CAM methods from other holistic healing therapies.

On the Cancer Tutor site, Tim O’Shea writes that the conventional way to look at health and disease, called Allopathic, says problems come from  without the body. This theory teaches that pain, fever, or nausea are caused by something that has entered the body and needs to be treated. He adds that holistic therapy is based on the idea that the cause and the cure of any disease or poor health lie within a person’s body. Or as holistic practitioners explain, in almost every case, the body can heal itself when given the opportunity.

Making careful and educated choices when it comes to choosing your holistic care practitioners is critical. It is important to speak with your professional of choice to ensure that their credentials are accurate and up-to-date.

When searching for a qualified practitioner, it can be very helpful to speak with your friends who have received this therapy and ask them about their  personal experience. In the case of Reiki therapy, many clinics, holistic programs, and hospitals have a list of Reiki healthcare professionals

Fortunately for today’s population, there is the possibility to avail one’s self of both traditional and alternative health programs “The National  Ayurvedic Medical Association’s website has a page to assist individuals with finding a professional in their community.

The question then becomes do alternative therapies actually work? According to many traditional western medical studies, the answer is “yes”

Such well-known hospitals in the US as Duke Integrative Medicine, New York Presbyterian Hospital of Columbia University Medical Center Campus, Yale-New Haven Hospital, and Children’s Hospital Boston have included Reiki into their alternative medicine arsenal, according to the Green Lotus Hub Page.

In an article written for Forbes, Alice G. Walton points out that meditation has an awesome number of neurological benefits. Studies that have taken  place at UCLA, Yale and John Hopkins have shown that meditation can reduce the symptoms of pain, depression, and anxiety. An article on the UC San Diego Center for Integrative Medicine informs readers that acupuncture can release blocked energy in the body and trigger function, bringing health and balance to the endocrine and immune systems, the nervous system, the digestive system, and the cardiovascular system. Receiving  acupuncture therapy can relieve pain, improve digestive function, improve sleep, and boost a person’s sense of well-being.

“A healer‘s power stems not from any special ability, but from maintaining the courage and awareness to embody and express the universal healing power that every human being naturally possesses.” Eric Micha’el Leventhal

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