The Cure Lies Within: See How Holistic Healing Works

How Holistic Healing Works
What is holistic healing? How does it work? Read on to find the answers.
HolisticZine Staff
Last Updated: Mar 1, 2018
Holistic healing is based on the principle that our mind, body, and soul are interconnected. Our mental state directly reflects on our physical condition. Our mental and physical well-being are closely associated with each other. Our thoughts and emotions have a deep impact on our physical health. Holistic healing relies on taking a holistic approach towards healing ailments. It is based on the belief that there is a closely-knit relationship between the mind, body, and soul of an individual.
How It Works
Holistic health is a concept of medical care that takes into account both the physical and mental aspects of health. The process of holistic healing believes in seeking a better lifestyle and enhancing the quality of life rather than merely taking external medicines. It believes in the idea of improving the internal self rather than undergoing medicinal therapies. It does not focus solely on physical health. It caters to the mental health of an individual and tries to improve one's attitude towards life.
It is observed that the roots of many serious illnesses lie not in one's physical health but in one's mental setup. Researchers have found that many major illnesses can be cured through a holistic approach. They can be uprooted by means of holistic treatment. It is seen that an individual's approach towards life, his/her thought process and mental setup are the most important factors responsible for his/her health condition. One's way of looking at life is often the main cause for one's ill health. Negative thoughts, mental depression, frustration, and pessimism are detrimental to one's mental as well as physical health. As one's mind and body are closely linked with each other, a sadistic approach towards life is sure to affect one's health adversely.
Holistic healing analyzes all the facets of an individual's health. It is not just about treating an illness through medicines. It is about reaching to the roots of an illness and working towards the permanent elimination of the ailment from an individual's body. Holistic healing is about bettering one's lifestyle. Apart from the mind-and-body relationship, the values, principles, and beliefs that shape one's personality, are also considered important.
With holistic healing, it is important for one to understand that bodily discomfort is the symptom of an internal imbalance. This imbalance can be the result of physical factors such as improper food or lack of exercise. But it is necessary to know that the imbalance may find roots in one's mental setup. Holistic healers consider all these factors that can lead to a bodily malfunction, causing a disease. Holistic healing is about looking at your 'whole' self and analyzing your physical and emotional health.
It is said that medicines can bring about a positive effect on one's health only if administered through proper means. It is important for the whole body and the mind to realize the value of the medicine being administered. This is when natural healers come into picture. It is when one's mind and body are stimulated to respond to medication, that medicines really work.
Holistic healing is about improving yourself in search of the true self within you. Believe it or not, the true healer is within you!
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