The truth is that some are people are afraid of utilizing holistic or alternative health methods and consider these natural approaches as something close to “voodoo”. They avoid anything that isn’t recommended by their Medical Doctor for fear they might go against that doctors belief. Most doctors don’t agree with using alternative methods instead of telling you that they just don’t know anything about them or have any education in them .
A “holistic approach” to health means to properly nurture and supply nourishment to your “whole” Body, Mind & Spirit. Medicine is Science & Evidence Based and Holistic or Alternative is “Whole Being” based. It takes years & lots of money to get something approved medically. It’s funny that Alternative processes used by thousands for hundreds of years aren’t acknowledged. They may be significant in other countries but not recognized by the young United States Medical System. There is more attention paid to Acupuncture, Massage, Chiropractic & Nutrition in the past few years but it still is still considered as Complementary. What that means for us is that we have to become more proactive in our desire to stay healthy. We need to pay attention to what is and isn’t right with us and investigate ways to improve ourselves. Don’t you want to be the best you that you can be?
Do not be afraid to improve all aspects of your Holistic life. Start with any area of Mind, Body & Spirit.
Mind: explore guided imagery, visualization techniques, prayer, art therapy, dream boards, or even just writing your goals for every area of your life. Read, Listen to music, use subliminal music, write in journals, expand your mind. Learn to meditate. Ask yourself every night before going to sleep “What do I need to know?” Try a weekend “silent” retreat. Develop a whole new viewpoint about yourself & your life. Start doing something every morning and evening to keep yourself on a positive path.
Spirit: Connect to that ‘Higher” part of yourself. Practice Forgiveness, Prayer, Meditation and learn to “Let go” and feel Love unconditionally. Get unstuck with something like Reiki Healing . Find Your Comfort & Your Path. Staying Stuck gets you nowhere!
Body: My Favorite – Nutrition and learning how your choices effect not just your body but your mind and your spirit. Even if you deal with Fatigue, Chronic Pain, Stress, Auto Immune disorders of any kind, there are vitamins, minerals & herbs that can help you replenish. Try not to live your life stuck on expensive trial & error drugs that offer so many side effects and in some cases don’t even fix the problem. Sometimes the supplements can work side by side with your medications offering help with side effect complications and in some cases, reducing amounts needed. Find someone capable to guide you.
If you didn’t already know it, you are made up of Nutrients and your body relies on you to replenish those nutrient stores from healthy sources when they are low. When we become lax in taking care of our physical body or just think we have plenty of time in our lives before how we are treating it will actually affect us, we end up with problems that we try to ignore. We consume lots of caffeine to motivate us. Sugar & Starches to get quick energy fixes & processed foods for convenience. We have force fed our adrenals, consumed very little of value and become dehydrated. Then there is “stress” in our lives that we pretend does not effect us. We get depressed and unhappy with our lives, overwhelmed and heavy hearted. Our digestive system starts screaming at us or causing us to bloat, have pain, nausea, flatulence, constipation or diarrhea. Our bodies try to get our attention any way it can. We blame it on our foods and some of it is that but first there is all the stress you are causing it mentally, physically & emotionally. We go to the gym and work out really hard, maybe too hard and kick more of that adrenaline into gear. We are stuck in a vicious cycle. We think we are being proactive by exercising but, wait, there is more to your personal story. You worry about your children, elder parents, careers, friends, what to wear, how the bills are going to get paid and can you make it home on time to get the children off the bus.
Don’t be afraid to explore Holistic or Alternative Healing Avenues. Not all are equal. Some are strange but if you don’t feel comfortable, try someone else. Do the same with your medical professionals. If you don’t feel heard or helped, find another. You have to become your own advocate. Your doctor is not there to tell you what supplements to take, they are there to use evidence based approaches not ones that come with successful testimonials. Find an Alternative or Holistic Coach to help you determine your preventive or complementary program. You deserve all the help you can get. There are so many preventative things to help yourself.
Make your goal to not end up like the generations before you. Don’t be stuck with multiple medications that aren’t working. It is okay to say you need something else less invasive or debilitating. If you don’t ask, they don’t know. Alternative & Holistic Healing is available to enhance whatever direction you take. It can work with Medicine if you let it. Supplements are food based and unless you told to stay away from foods, you could supplement.
Sometimes when someone fears Alternative or Holistic Healing Practices, it just means that they don’t have enough information to fully understand what it is or what it can do specifically for them. I urge you to get inquisitive. Check out different places and try something easy and simple like an 30 Minute Ionic Detox Foot Bath Session. Get started, You just might find you like how it makes you feel. Relax, Rejuvenate, Improve and Feel Great!