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[ARTICLE] Holistic Health and How it Benefits You
Filed Under: Naturopathy | Published: Oct 13, 2008 | Author: Jamie Hanson and Isabelle Lucas
Holistic health basically means wellness approach towards your entire body, involving mind and spirit. Holistic health can even be explained as to treat the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual features of a human body. It means to treat the entire body, internally as well as externally. Usually, conventional ways to treat the body is quite dissimilar as related to Holistic health. In conventional approach the medical doctors treat the body but ignore to treat your mind, where as, the mental health doctors or neurologists take care of your mind and ignore to treat your body. Both the healing comprise dangerous medications or operations and overlook the major causes of health problem or illness.

The holistic health approach regards your body, soul and mind as one body and not as separate rudiments. The body, mind and soul are interconnected to each other. If any one is affected there is an automatic reaction on the other entity. A philosophy that treats only one aspect is partial method of healing. There are several benefits of holistic health approach for your body and one of the major benefits is that this approach doesn't involve use of pills or tablets and operations. Except when it becomes absolutely necessary and all other treatments have been sought, the last alternative is to take help of medicinal or surgical ways to treat your health in holistic manner. This way, the major causes of symptoms are detected rather than restraining the problem by using medicine and pills.

There are various health practitioners involved in holistic health approach like mental health therapist or psychiatrist, educators, homeopaths, naturopaths, chiropractors, doctors of environmental medicine and several other medicinal doctors are adopting holistic health approach to treat your body, mind and soul. There are various ways to treat your health problems. The holistic health approach involves healings like acupuncture, massage, exercise, dietary alterations, oxygen therapies, homeopathy medications, healthy counseling, vitamin supplementation, food allergies, herbs, environmental health, organic living and many more natural ways to treat you. Hence, we see that the body is cured naturally without using dangerous medicines and antibiotics or surgeries. It is wholesome and healthy approach rather than harmful and posinous effect on the person or the atmosphere. Holistic health is practiced by more and more number of people as it has no side-effects.

The holistic health approach includes acupuncture that prevents nausea and vomiting, boosts eye blood flow and also helps to cure constant headache. It is nothing but point stimulation and heals the problem without taking tablets. It is a very effective treatment in Chinese medicine and is around 2000 years old. The patient's skin is pierced with thin needles made from harmless metal at definite points on our body. This may sound a very hurting procedure but it is not so, in fact is simple, safe and very effectual method to help you respite from health problem by eradicating it from the roots.

The other important benefit of holistic health approach is that this technique encourages the patient to restore on their own. The patients are enforced to become active contributors in treating themselves rather than a health care helper curing them completely. It is an ideal combination curing your mind, body and spirit by controlled diet, change in lifestyle and balanced nutrition along with preventing environmental toxins. It actually builds your resistance power. It makes you healthy which does not mean absence of illness but it is all about living a complete and optimal life with restrictions you face in your daily living.
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