You’ve probably heard of holistic healing, but, likely, you don’t fully understand what it means. Someone who practices holistic healing is invested in the whole body and self-wellness. Instead of just being focused on someone’s physical wellbeing, the practitioner also takes their emotional and spiritual wellbeing into account so that the treatments that they offer will improve their overall wellbeing, not just one specific area of it.
Holistic healers believe that by treating the whole body, not only will the symptoms be effectively treated, but it is possible to address their underlying cause too. Every holistic healer follows their own set of values when it comes to the treatments that they offer, and this makes choosing the right holistic healer for your issues extremely important since each is different. There are also some holistic specialisms, where practitioners go by specific titles, for example:
Herbalists use plants as medicine for illness, rather than artificially-made drugs.
Osteopaths are trained and certified holistic healers that focus on aligning the spine to create whole-body wellness.
Reiki therapists believe that by realigning the flow of energy within the body, we can heal ourselves without relying on medications.
Until fairly recently, holistic practices were not valued particularly highly. However, proof of their effectiveness has meant that they are now being widely adopted in clinics and hospitals both in the United States and around the world. In many instances, it is used alongside conventional medical treatments and techniques so that patients can reap the maximum improvement in their health.
There are a variety of different benefits associated with holistic healing treatments and techniques which help to make them extremely popular, particularly amongst people who hope to avoid taking medications.
One of the most popular benefits of holistic therapies is that they are very versatile and can be used to address a wide variety of different health issues. These include, but aren’t limited to:
Asthma and other respiratory diseases
Back pain and problems, such as slipped disc or degenerative disc disease
Arthritis and other disorders affecting the joints
Lupus and other autoimmune conditions
Cognitive issues such as poor memory and concentration, or brain fog
Anxiety and depression
Chronic pain conditions, like fibromyalgia
Nervous system disorders, such as Multiple Sclerosis
Many people are keen to avoid taking medications, not least because of the unpleasant side effects that can accompany many artificially-created drugs. Most holistic practitioners will utilize natural medicines and treatment techniques wherever they can instead. This could involve altering your diet and nutrition, detoxification, drinking more water, getting more sleep or exercise, and using herbal supplements to improve your health. Your therapist will work with you to find the most suitable treatments and techniques to address your health issues.
Most man-made medications cause side effects. Sometimes these are mild, but in many instances, they can be more significant. For example, some types of hormone contraceptives have been known to cause acne, weight gain, and mood swings. By choosing natural therapies instead, you can minimize your risk of experiencing side effects and any other risks that could be associated with the drugs that you are taking.
Every patient is different and holistic healers take this into account when planning your treatment program, which will be created specifically to address the health concerns and issues that are affecting you. This enables you to enjoy a targeted, and therefore more effective approach to optimizing your health.
Holistic treatments don’t only work in real-time. Used properly, they can also be used to help prevent future health problems. By making adjustments to your lifestyle now, it could help you to avoid issues that affect your physical, emotional, or spiritual wellbeing in years to come.
To learn more about holistic healing, visit Stronger Together Community Services in San Diego, CA. Call (858) 434-8100 to schedule an appointment.