With health costs in a never-ending upward spiral – in spite of the still mysterious provisions of the “Obamacare” legislation that was recently signed into law – add that to the concerns about the safety of prescription medications, and it’s easy to understand why many Americans are turning to holistic medicine to help them achieve and maintain good health.
With that being said, most Americans still wonder “Just what is holistic health?”
According to the American Holistic Health Association, holistic health is actually your approach to life. Rather than focusing on specific illnesses or parts of the body, this approach considers the whole person and how they interact with their environment.
Recognizing that the individual as a whole is made up of interdependent parts, which are the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual – holistic health emphasizes the connection of the mind, body and spirit.
It believes when all three of these elements are functioning at their peak, the host will reap healthy benefits from the proper maintenance of the holistic equilibrium.
The earth is made up of systems such as air, land, water, plants and animals. If life is to be sustained they cannot be separated, for what is happening to one is also felt by all of the other systems.
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