Wholistic Health is a lifestyle where a person takes care of their mind, body, and soul, to prevent any sort of illness affecting them. Unlike other forms of health care, Wholistic Health focuses on the importance of each individual part of a person’s existence. The simple fact is that being unhealthy in one of these parts can affect others. A simple example of this is insomnia. While insomnia mainly affects the mind, it can also affect the body. It is known that sleep is vital for the body to stay in shape and not getting enough can lead to a weakened immune system.
So, Wholistic Health ensures that a person’s mind, body, and soul are in good shape to avoid these. It does involve curing diseases but preventing disease. There is also another important part of a human’s life that Wholistic Health aims to improve and that is social needs. Just like the mind, body, and soul are an important part of a human’s life, so is a person's social needs. Humans are social beings, they require some form of communication to truly remain healthy and so, practicing Wholistic Health also ensures that social needs are met.
How do we practice Wholistic Health?
Now that we have an idea about what Wholistic Health is, let us look at some of the finer details, what does it entail, and how does one practice this type of healthy living? As mentioned above, Wholistic Health takes a different approach than traditional health systems.
A Natural Healing Power
Wholistic health trusts in the healing powers that are within every human. By optimizing each of the parts that make up a human, we optimize this healing power and allow our body to properly wade away any negative effects. Furthermore, a Wholistic professional, one who aids in the practicing of Wholistic Health, does not view the patient as a disease or an illness. Since Wholistic Health is about prevention, the Wholistic professional views the patient as a person. It does entail finding a disease and focusing on that, instead it focuses on the person’s entire life and their daily activities. A Wholistic Health professional, thus, will never administer medications, but rather practices aiding mind, body, soul, and social needs.
More Than Just Western Medicine
Wholistic health care requires more than just Western medicine. It is an amalgamation of various types of medical practices, from counseling to aromatherapy to massage to diet and exercise. The Wholistic Health model seeks out some of the best tried and tested health measures and assigns these to its patients to not only keep them healthy but also improve their life in the process. To optimize each part of a person, one must constantly practice healthy living by following various regimens. For each person, these may be different. One person may require more of a focus on spiritual healing. For them, practices like spiritual counseling, aromatherapy, naturopathy can go a long way. On the other hand, some people may need to focus on their social needs. They will be advised to focus on relationship counseling, group health classes and even participating in certain team-building exercises.
From all this, it is easy to see why Wholistic Health is important. Practicing this form of health care does not mean ignoring more traditional health care practices, but it means attempting to ensure that those forms of health care practices are not required to begin with. Wholistic Health is all about prevention rather than cure and is a way to not only improve health but also the lifestyle choices of a person.
What We Can Offer You
At Utopia Spa and Global Wellness, we promote the importance of Wholistic Health with classes and activities to benefit all parts of your life. For us, it is important to ensure a person’s well-being and health and the best way to do this is to not only be there for our members and community but also to provide people with the opportunity to learn and grow as humans.