The holistic approach to health takes into account the whole person, mind, body and soul, including lifestyle rather than just focusing on the symptom or the part that has the problem. If one part is not working properly, all the other parts will be affected. In this way, if people have imbalances (example physical, emotional, or spiritual) in their lives, it can negatively affect their overall health
Holistic therapists believe that the body has a vital force or life energy. It is this force that protects the body from disease and allows it to heal. One can achieve optimal health -- the primary goal of holistic practice -- by gaining proper balance in life.
Holistic therapies aim to help the client restore the balance, thus allowing the body to help to heal itself naturally. Holistic therapy is also known as Complementary Therapy as it can work alongside medical issue though it may require a Drs permission.
What is wellness?
According to Dr Hettler of the National Wellness Institute, wellness consists of six dimensions, Social, Physical, Intellectual, Emotional, Occupational and Spiritual.
Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life. Wellness is more than being free from illness, it is a dynamic process of change and growth.
Holistic therapy can help with balancing three of the above dimensions.