What is Holistic Wellness?
Holistic wellness is an approach to being healthy that looks at a person's health in a holistic way. This considers their body, mind and spirit. Attention to all three is needed to stay balanced. Holistic medicine believes that each of these things work together. If someone has physical pain, their mind and spirit will suffer. If there is a spiritual void, they may get sick.
How a Holistic Doctor Helps
With treatment by a holistic doctor, many options are considered. Some are traditional, but others not. A holistic doctor does more than give medicine. They ask about diet, sleep, stress and more to see if fixes are needed.
Holistic medicine treats a person, not a disease. It believes that people can do a lot to heal themselves with the right help.
This gives patients power over their health. It also makes them responsible. Those under a holistic care may get "homework." They may need to try out exercises to help them heal. They may also ask them to eat better, or sleep more. Some may suggest meditation.
Some treatments that may be used by a holistic doctor include
- spiritual counseling
- chiropractic care
- massage therapy
- and more
Trying Holistic Wellness
If you have an illness that doesn't seem to get better, a holistic approach might help. Things you might do to practice holistic wellness include
- avoiding stress
- talking about things that bother you
- eating healthier and exercise
A holistic approach isn't always easy. But many people say they feel better.
The New England Public Health Training Center is offering a two-part webinar series on Trauma Informed Care to Support Health and Well-Being, for community health workers and public health professionals.
Part 1: Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 12:00-1:00 PM EST
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