Holistic medicine is needed because its main drive is to create a system of true “wellness.” Where a natural and harmonious balance is achieved and you have a disciplined regimen to maintain this harmony. I’ve already said it, it makes you look at the whole person. It does an analysis of the physical, nutritional, emotional, environmental, social lifestyle values.
It keys into making your conscious and subconscious mind work together because your subconscious mind is carrying a lot of baggage like fears, anxieties and things like this. So in holistic medicine you go through the process of digging up the mine field.
You know you lay those mines to trip yourself up or to trip somebody else up and then you forgot where they were and one day you step on them and there goes your mental state down the tubes. Let’s say a person has an anxiety attack, a fear of this or that or some kind of psychoses. They give you some kind of drug to dull the pain but it isn’t addressing the pain.
So instead of popping a pill you go through trying to address the problem. You go through that person’s emotional makeup and try to find those triggers, work on those triggers and try to diffuse them and then the person doesn’t need the drugs anymore.
Basically true wellness means correct health for that person and not a shotgun effect thinking that it is going to cure everything because no it isn’t. It isn’t because those drugs are chemicals and all it does is dull it, it doesn’t work on rebuilding.
How are you going to rebuild it? You are going to have to roll up your sleeves and pick up your pick axe and shovel and crawl on your belly through the mine fields but that is too much work. Instead, let’s talk society into this pill or taking that to make everything go away. In other works dull it enough so when they step on a mine they don’t feel it as much but it’s still there.
So we are talking about doing a combination of therapy slash treatment coupled with lifestyle changes in order to get one’s subconscious mind in balance and healed. In allopathic or conventional medicine the main interest is in sickness and prescribing certain chemicals to address the symptoms which is really just putting on a band aid. That usually leads to prescribing more drugs to offset the debilitating effects of another drug and that just leads to just taking care of this one then that one.
Where at any time does this give the body a chance to reach a balanced state? It doesn’t get rid of the root problem and that is where holistic medicine comes in, it goes after the root problem and this takes time.
How holistic medicine works it that is focuses on preventing illness and maintains health, viewing health as a balance of the bodies system mental both physical and spiritual.
All of these aspects are interrelated. Holistic comes out of a term called holism which meant a state of wholeness. Any disharmony is a stress to the body and perhaps leads to illness or sickness. So to fight the dis-ease, you have a wide range of therapies that boosts the body’s mechanisms.
Note: None of these statements have been evaluated by the FDA and nothing above is meant to cure, diagnose or treat any disease.