What are holistic therapies?
Holistic therapies or holistic treatments are those that see and treat pathologies and patients as a whole.
In holistic therapies it is not possible to look and analyze only one symptom or pathology, because based in this method, we are only analyzing a fragmented version of the real.
How do Holistic Therapies work?
First of all, Holistic Therapies are a group of treatments that includes techniques such as Reflexology, Reiki, Shiatsu and Massage Therapy. However each technique has its different specificities. Together they differ from other conventional treatments in seeing and healing the pathologies of the patients as a whole and do not separate physical from emotional symptoms.
The term holistic, derived from the Greek word "holos" meaning "whole," reveals this: treating the patient as an entity consisting of four elements: body, mind, emotion, and spirit. These elements influence each other all the time, so that according to Holistic Therapies, most physical problems reflect an imbalance of the remaining three elements.
An example of this is the fact that anxiety causes insomnia, increased heart rate, etc.
Elements from Holistic Therapies
For holistic therapists it is not possible to divide physical symptoms (body) from psychological and emotional (mind) and spiritual (energy and chakra) symptoms.
These four elements (body, mind, emotion and spirit) form a delicate and self-influencing system. Holistic therapies argue that most of our symptoms and physical problems are reflections of an imbalance of the remaining 3 elements.
We see this when, from a state of anxiety, for example, we’ve insomnia, malaise, nausea, increased heart rate, among other symptoms. There are also those who consider a system formed by 6 bodies: physical body, mental body, emotional body, spiritual body, energetic body and soul bodies.
Holistic Therapies’s Benefits
Holistic therapies seek to balance all these four elements and to influence one another positively, so, it is not always necessary to have a specific disease or symptom.
Many people in holistic therapies seek a way to embrace their self-knowledge and explore all of their elements, especially the emotional and spiritual elements, reaching the fullness of well-being.
Holistic Therapies Results
Holistic Therapies seek the balance of the four elements in order to achieve their well-being. As? Through natural stimuli given through various methods that identify imbalances and help you cope better with your problems, this after becoming more aware of your body and its individual and social role.
Examples of Holistic Therapies:
- Massage Therapy
- Music Therapy