Medicine emphasizes the need to look at the whole person including analysis of the Psychological,
Philanthropical, Biochemical, Structural & Financial lifestyle. It encompasses all stated
modalities of diagnosis and treatment. Wholistic Medicine focuses on education and responsibility for personal efforts
to achieve balance and well being.
DEVELOPMENT OF WHOLISTIC MEDICINE
Ancient healing traditions as far back as 5,000 years ago in India and China, stressed living a
healthy way of life in harmony with nature. Socrates (4th century BC) warned against treating one part of the body
“for the part can never be well unless the whole is well.”
BASIC PRINCIPLES OF WHOLISTIC HEALTH
Wholistic Health is based on the law of nature that the whole is made
up of interdependent parts. The earth is made up of air, water, land, plants, insects, fish, animals and humans.
In the same way, an individual is a whole made up of interdependent parts which are;
* Philanthropical – Family/Friends
* Biochemical - Nutrition/Hormones
* Financial – Earnings/Savings
The whole person is constantly interacting with everyone and everything around them. When a person suppresses anger over
a long period of time, they often develop headaches, high blood pressure and/or stomach ailments.
Spirituality is a belief and practice in a power operating in the
universe that is greater than oneself as well as a way one finds meaning, hope, comfort and inner peace in one’s life.
For those who are taught and practice spiritual principles of positive faith in a higher power, believe in positive results
and see the positive in all situations live years longer than the national average.
The only thing that a person has absolute total
control over is their mind. A Thought produces an action. Action done over and over again create a habit. A
Habit that is not broken produces a character. A Character lived out will produce a Destiny. Positive healthy thoughts produce
positive healthy actions. Positive healthy actions create positive healthy habits.
FAMILY & FRIENDS
A loving supportive family and good loyal friends enhance an individual’s
sense of happiness and overall well-being. A number of studies support the notion that strong and positive support
from family and friends improve a person’s health and life span. To help lift the spirits and improve the health of
a family or friend, a person should be supportive in the following ways;
* Be Lovingly
Honest & Truthful.
* Be Physically Present.
* Take An Interest In Their Interest.
Nutrition is strictly related to food intake. Those who eat a diet
high in fruits and vegetables can reduce their risk of colon cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure.
Together with the nervous system, the endocrine
system which is composed of glands that release chemical messengers known as hormones, is one of two communication systems
that regulate all responses and functions of the body. Hormones travel thru the blood and are cell specific,
slow acting and persist in the body for long periods of time. Signs and symptoms of hormonal imbalance include but are not
limited to the following;
* Cyclical Headaches
* Hot Flashes
* Painful/Lumpy Breasts
* Painful Intercourse
* Rapid Weight Gain
* Unstable Blood Sugar
* Vaginal Dryness
* Enlarged Breasts
* Hair Loss
* Lower Sex Drive
* Lower Stamina
* Prostate Enlargement
* Soft/No Erections
* Unstable Blood Sugar
Physical exercise is any bodily activity that enhances or maintains physical fitness
and overall health. Physical exercise is performed for;
* The Cardio-Vascular System
* Weight Loss
Posture is the position in which a person holds their body upright against gravity
while standing, sitting or lying down. Proper posture involves training the body to stand, walk, sit and lie
in positions where the least strain is placed on supporting muscles and ligaments during movement or weight bearing activities.
Proper Posture Promotes;
* Correct Alignment Of Bones/Joints
* Correct Usage Of Ligaments
* Correct Usage Of Muscles/Tendons
& SAVINGSHow much a person
earns, spends, budgets and saves are by far the most dominant determinants of a person’s long-term financial well-being.
Self-control in financial decision making regarding budgeting and consumption is far more important than clever investing.
Seven (7) out of every ten (10) people are “stressed” about their finances. Financial stress is linked to the
following health problems;
* Sexual Dysfunction