What is a Holistic Treatment?
What is a holistic treatment…A holistic treatment is considering all of the factors that contribute to our health including our emotional and physical state and lifestyle. Mental and physical stress can disturb the body’s natural balance (Homeostasis) which can long term lead to injury, illness and disease. These symptoms are the body’s warning signs, to alert us of an imbalance. It is essential to not just treat the symptoms, but to identify the cause.
“Prevention is better than the cure”
I believe that when we experience a problem with our body we should try and find out what is causing it, rather than just treat the symptoms. For example a person could be suffering with a headache due to incorrect back posture, so instead of treating the pain (symptom) with headache remedies, it would be far better long term to correct the back posture (cause) to avoid the pain occurring.
In some cases we really don’t know why we are experiencing certain symptoms, or it can be due to a variety of reasons, generally when one system of the body is affected, it affects other systems of the body. The same can be said when we help treat a part of the body, because the body systems are interlinked and help each other function effectively.
To maintain a healthy balance, it is vital that we allow time for ourselves, to help reduce stress caused by the many pressures of modern life. A holistic treatment is the perfect opportunity to allow us to recuperate which in turn relaxes the mind and encourages the body’s own natural healing process and equilibrium.
“All acting influences are cancelled by others, resulting in a stable, balanced, or unchanging system”