Do you remember these days when the family doctor was the medical authority of the entire family? The doctor prescribed medication, touched the patient’s throat, back and stomach when needed, talked with the family members, heard their stories, advised about simple emotional issues, gave direction as far as the right nutrition and took on many more roles.
In a sense, these doctors performed holistic therapy. The doctor incorporated all aspects of life– psychological as well as physical, medical, and nutritional–and directed the family to good overall health. These doctors are long gone and have given way to specialization within the medical industry. Medicine today is comprised specific doctors called specialists.
At times, you can get confused which doctor you should see to address your problem. Cardiologist, Internal Medicine, Podiatric, Pediatrician, Immunologist, Endocrinologist, Urologist, Gastroenterologist, Orthopedics, Neurologist, Dermatologist, Ophthalmologist, Nephrologist, Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Social Worker, Psychotherapist and so on with multiple specialties.
The human body, mind and spirit are all one unit which cannot be separated by boundaries of specialties. Yet, modern medicine has tried to do exactly that. When there’s a problem in the heart it impacts every cell in the body, and working on the heart solely without addressing the impacts might render the body to carry over symptoms and syndromes to another part of the body and without holistic therapy, which takes care of any problem in the entire body-mind-spirit entity, the body cannot fully heal.
The specialty-driven traditional medicine continues to have a grip on the medical industry as a whole, mainly helping alleviate pain and suffering without a real advancement of the healing process.
At the same time, holistic therapy is rising in popularity and more people each year are looking at holistic therapy as an option whether they suffer from depression, anxiety, or other mental health issues, or they suffer from physical illnesses that might be connected to a complex of unconscious emotions and obstructive beliefs.
Treating the disease without treating the psyche or treating the psyche with no respect to existing chronic disease might render the sufferer getting at times even sicker. Though holistic therapy continues to rise in popularity, many individuals still don’t know much about holistic therapy or why it is a common approach by those that want to enjoy a healthier and more natural path to recovery.
We at Holistic Psychotherapy Center, provide comprehensive holistic therapy for a variety of conditions that help you having a more complete recovery.
What is a Holistic Treatment?
Before you are able to enjoy the benefits of a holistic therapy treatment, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with what exactly holistic therapy treatment is and how it works. Holistic therapy is a form of treatment that, instead of medicating heavily to help individuals overcome their illness or affliction, focuses on a total mind and body recovery.
Holistic treatment takes an approach that is not typical of modern or western medicine and it is often used in cases of depression, and anxiety and how they are linked to chronic physical illnesses. These treatments look at the complex connections of illnesses with the mind.
The major difference in a holistic treatment as opposed to a modern or western approach is that holistic treatments don’t seek to simply numb the side effects of the condition. Holistic treatments focus on the root cause of the issue rather than treating the side effects.
Many believe this to be a better approach because it helps to prevent future issues. The beauty of holistic therapy is its ability to promote healing without pain and any invasive procedure.
Holistic therapy treatments are often used by people that feel they have been wronged by traditional and western medicine due to the impersonal and “Band-Aid” nature of the treatments. People who use holistic therapy treatments are interested in getting to the root cause of the issue rather than covering it up.
How Does Holistic Treatment Work?
Holistic sounds great on the surface when described, but what many people want to know is whether holistic treatment actually works. The simple answer is “yes”, holistic therapy works efficiently and produces amazing results.
There are a few components that help understanding why holistic therapy really works:
- The therapeutic approach is addressing the entire spectrum of the physical body, the mind and the spirit of the patient
- The process of assessment is leaning on the fact that the cohesion between body, mind and spirit is energy; hence, holistic therapy is mainly using energy therapy
- The assessment procedure is mainly leaning on muscle testing
- A trained holistic therapist knows how to talk in depth with the patient as well as treating the physical aspects of the patient’s disease through IPEC Therapy
- A trained holistic therapist is able to guide the patient through the right nutrition to promote healing
Different Types of Holistic Therapy
One thing that you should know about holistic therapy treatments is that there are many different types of holistic therapy. These different types of holistic therapy are meant to treat different conditions and conform to a variety of situations. Here are some of the more common types of holistic therapy:
- IPEC Therapy
- Tapping Therapy
- Energy Therapy
- Guided Holistic Nutrition
- Breathing Therapy
- Mindfulness Awareness/Meditation
- Guided Imagery
The type of holistic therapy that is used for your situation will be decided with a consultation with your holistic treatment professional.
Picking The Right Holistic Therapist
One of the most important factors in your success with holistic therapy is to find the right holistic therapist that incorporates the entire range of difficulties in the body in the mind and in the spirit.
You want your therapist to be able to talk and understand in depth your psychological difficulties and you want him/her to be able to find the covert connection between your physical difficulties and your psychological ones. Our holistic therapy sessions are designed with you in mind, knowing that there are not two problems alike, hence, your holistic therapy is custom-tailored to fit your needs.