Holistic Approach to Health Care
Holistic Health Care highlights the causes of illness and focuses on developing a protocol to transform the mind, body and spirit to its natural state of health and wellness. Holistic Health Care focuses on the cause and effect of every symptom.
For every effect (symptom) in your life, there is a thought pattern that precedes and maintains it. A consistent thinking pattern creates your experiences. Therefore, by changing your thought pattern, you can change your experiences, including the dis-ease (symptoms) you experience. The mental thought patterns, which cause the most dis-ease (symptoms) in the mind, body and spirit are Criticism, Resentment, Anger, Shame and Guilt.
Holistic Health Care protocols have been around since the beginning of humans on this planet. The protocols have evolved as health issues of humans have changed.
There are 4,400 Naturopathic Doctors, who hold a license in 17 states, the District of Columbia, and the United States territories of Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands. A holistic approach to alcoholism is vital in order to maintain an addiction free status. The holy grail of alcoholism rehabilitation programs treat the symptoms, but if they don’t resolve a person’s core emotional wounds; that caused the person to use alcohol to cope in the first place will remain, only to erupt when one is triggered by today’s emotional travail.
How does the holistic approach work?
Without a holistic approach to accompany it, it is highly likely the addict will relapse, which is witnessed by the majority of alcoholics and drug users. In an era when prescribing drugs or performing surgery is a reflex action from the majority of doctors—and because people have been conditioned and indoctrinated to believe prescription, OTC drugs, or surgery is the way to achieve a ‘quick fix’ to banish symptoms forever; it is the first approach. Yet, this mind-set is counter to the reality of Western Medicine’s poor performance.
Alcohol and Drug rehab programs have a recidivism rate of 80 – 90% respectively. It is not alcohol alone that is the problem; alcoholism is a physical, emotional and mental problem that cannot be cured by simply removing the substance. All of these factors need to be dealt with for a rehabilitation to be successful. By taking a good look at the whole picture, and addressing every aspect of it where there is room for growth and repair, the benefits of recovery will be much greater. Addiction often destroys relationships, social standing, hobbies, finances, health and appearance. By making successive positive changes in all three aspects, the process creates an overall balance of positivity, which supports people to feel like a better person, not just a rehabilitated one. The associations with the addiction slowly fade and the new activities and lifestyle is associated with an empowered belief system, creating a much less likelihood of relapse.
In a nutshell
By resolving the emotional issues holistically through a process of focusing on the emotional wounds and eliminating all the negative beliefs and behaviors at the same time the person makes a complete transformation. If you feel out of shape, engage in an exercise plan. Replace every negative with a positive until you are left with nothing but positivity surrounding you. It may seem like you are making some huge leaps at times, but believe in your ability to do it. The end result will be a strong, self sufficient empowered person.
A Holistic Approach to Colds and Flu
With each change of season, people raid the drug stores and fill their cabinets with multiple remedies for allergies, cold and flu. Nobody likes to feel ill and miserable, and these seemingly quick fix solutions are often the first thing people will turn to in a hope of masking their symptoms and being able to carry on with their daily life. What people don’t realize is that if they left their body to do what it’s good at, and simply supported it adequately, then they would have no need to turn to the toxic and potentially dangerous prescription and OTC drugs.
How does it work?
By treating the body, mind and soul as a whole entity, you remove the focus on the individual symptoms and see that it’s the body as a whole that really needs the treatment. By supporting the body’s own defense mechanisms, it cleanses the body of the toxins causing your discomfort, without adding toxic substances that can cause long-term damage.
Surely the fever needs treating?
Fever is actually a beneficial response to healing. The body deals best with bacteria at a higher temperate and the fever itself is a positive sign that the immune system is working hard. Prescription and OTC drugs do not treat a fever, they simply mask it, and so by taking a holistic approach you are allowing the body to do its job and allowing the body the rest it needs to adequately recover. Toxins are released in sweat so the more of it you produce, the quicker your recovery will be.
What the holistic approach involves
Quite simply using natural approach and remedies to support the body’s recovery is more than enough. It sounds obvious, but keep hydrated and listen to the body’s signals of needing to rest (that means no heading off to work!). Take a bath with some Epsom salts and keep warm, allowing the body to sweat. Increase your vitamin C intake, if your appetite is low then drink plenty of water. Avoid drinking sodas, acidic juices or carbonated beverages. Soothing teas and certain homeopathic remedies can aid relaxation and therefore aid recovery. Most importantly though, know that by using a holistic approach, your recovery will not only be shorter, but much more thorough and you are fully equipping your body to deal with, and probably avoid further bouts of illness. The symptoms of chronic illness and the cost to treat them with Traditional Western Medicine is spiraling higher and higher. It is critical to realize that disease causing thoughts are the root cause of illness and therefore, a holistic approach is the most effective to resolve them.
The World Health Organization reports that one (1) in ten (10) U.S. women die of breast cancer each year; while only one (1) in ten thousand (10,000) Chinese women die of breast cancer each year. These statistics beg the question—Why is Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) more effective than Traditional Western Medicine (TWM). The answer is simple, yet, profound.
- The TCM approach uses eight principles to analyze symptoms and categorize conditions: cold/heat, interior/exterior, excess/deficiency, and yin/yang (the chief principles). TCM also uses the theory of five elements—fire, earth, metal, water, and wood—to explain how the body works; these elements correspond to particular organs and tissues in the body.
· TCM emphasizes individualized treatment. Practitioners traditionally used four methods to evaluate a patient’s condition: observing (especially the tongue), hearing/smelling, asking/interviewing, and touching/palpating (especially the pulse).
TCM practitioners use a variety of therapies in an effort to promote health and treat disease. The most commonly used are Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture.
- Chinese herbal medicine. The Chinese materia medica (a pharmacological reference book used by TCM practitioners) contains hundreds of medicinal substances—primarily plants, but also some minerals and animal products—classified by their perceived action in the body. Different parts of plants such as the leaves, roots, stems, flowers, and seeds are used. Usually, herbs are combined in formulas and given as teas, capsules, tinctures, or powders.
- Acupuncture. By stimulating specific points on the body, most often by inserting thin metal needles through the skin, practitioners seek to remove blockages in the flow of qi.
Other TCM therapies include moxibustion (burning moxa—a cone or stick of dried herb, usually mugwort—on or near the skin, sometimes in conjunction with acupuncture); cupping (applying a heated cup to the skin to create a slight suction); Chinese massage; mind-body therapies such as qi gong and tai chi; and dietary therapy.
Dorothy M. Neddermeyer, PhD, Metaphysician – Certified Hypnosis and Regression Practitioner, Author and Speaker. Dr. Dorothy facilitates clearing blocks, fears and limiting beliefs as well as restoring your Mind, Body and Spirit back to vibrant health. You can live the life you desire. She facilitates Past Life Regression, Life Between Lives and Future Life Progression. She is featured in the documentary The Business of Dis-ease. She was a World Regression Congress faculty member in the Netherlands, India, Brazil and Turkey. https://drdorothy.net http://facebook.com/DrDorothyNed http://teamasea.com/drdorothy
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