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Holistic health care providers begin by asking about numerous factors in a patient’s life before “prescribing” anything, because they understand that sleep, diet, exercise, home life, relationships, work environment, etc. all impact a person’s wellness. Once they have a big picture understanding of what’s going on in the patient’s life, they tend to focus on treatments that involve the patient making lifestyle changes and incorporating alternative medical care (such as massages, cupping, yoga, meditation, acupuncture, therapy, essential oils, reiki, chiropractic care, etc).
Holistic wellness treats a whole person, not a single disease or issue. And it believes that the human body has incredible potential to heal itself. This is one of the most empowering parts of holistic wellness, because it teaches us that with lifestyle changes and daily shifts (coupled with alternative wellness work), we can start to heal ourselves without medication. For holistic wellness, short term solutions are not the goal. Rather than seeing an issue as a solitary event, holistic wellness understands that all parts of us are connected, and therefore we must receive care from many different angles to truly heal.
If you, or someone you know, has a chronic health condition (such as stress, chronic physical pain, or anxiety), consider consulting a holistic wellness practitioner. To find a clinic near you that offers holistic wellness services, search “Holistic Wellness Practitioner [city].” The day that we learn that our bodies have the capacity to heal themselves is a pretty empowering day.
This article was written by Haley Lovejoy of A.G.A.P.E. Wellness
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