You are a picture of health if you are healthy from head to toe. This actually means being free from any illness, and being mentally, spiritually, and physically happy. Taking good care of your physical health does not only mean taking medications and having enough rest when sick, it also means taking care of your body to avoid any sickness. More so, it also means changing your overall attitude when you have to get better after being sick. All in all, you need to eat right, have proper exercise, take vitamin supplements, work for a job you truly enjoy, and avoid stress.
The Importance of Holistic Care
When you are sick, the tendency for you, and your general doctor as well, is to treat the symptoms through the traditional manner of taking a pill to make your body feel better. However, the human body has a distinct manner of saying that there is something wrong and things are being pushed over the limits not just in the physical aspects. You can have a headache because of emotional stress, and when you take a painkiller, the pain stops. But the main cause of that headache is still there, so, the headache will most likely recur.
These days, healthcare professionals are very aware that there is actually a rigid relationship between lifestyle and health. Thus, patients are more and more assessed in a holistic manner. Meaning, patients are not only asked for their respective symptoms but also for their lifestyles, family backgrounds, and work situations. It is therefore not only about medications for the symptoms anymore, but also about the overall health and taking care of it long-term.
Defined in various ways, holistic medicine generally focuses on how your emotional, physical, spiritual, and mental elements are interconnected in order to maintain good health. Whenever one of these is not functioning properly, it affects your whole system. Holistic approaches concentrate on your whole person and not only on the part of your body that is unwell. Although holistic medicine to some individuals is seen as just an alternative or a supplementary means of medication, many health professionals have been promoting healthy lifestyle modifications like healthy eating, exercising, not smoking, not drinking alcohol, and controlling stress as vital in having good health all the time.
Holistic methods are in fact becoming more routine in mainstream care.
In this regard, holistic medicine is being practiced with preventive care and standard treatment. The usual approach is focused on treating (from different angles) not just your ailment but your whole self so as to achieve a higher wellness level. For instance, medical doctors may treat cancer through diet and behavior changes, plus joining of support groups and counseling. There might also be suggestions of herbal supplements as well as complementary therapies like meditation, yoga, hypnosis, psychotherapy, among others. A combination of such various methods can help you and many others to be in control of your respective medical situations and gain complete wellness in all aspects of your body and system, not just physically.
Now, are you a picture of health?