Holistic Healthcare Treatment
As chronic disease continues to rise, many consumers are looking for alternatives to conventional care as it often fails to provide high-quality preventive treatment and does not provide a holistic healthcare treatment of chronic conditions.
Some diseases, like infections, are caused by physical agents; and some illnesses require immediate, life-saving surgical techniques. But many chronic diseases have underlying imbalances associated with the condition, and these are frequently overlooked in conventional medical care.
Holistic healthcare treatment of chronic disease focuses on the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of medicine. Many ancient medicine systems followed a holistic medical treatment regime, which produced outstanding outcomes for the patients.
In today’s digital world we have sufficient resources of food, water, and sanitation. But despite all of that, there is still more psychological unrest than ever before.
We are all faced with fear, strife, stress, anxiety, and loneliness. These underlying negative emotions are so prevalent in our turbulent culture, and they can have detrimental effects on our immune, nervous and endocrine system – often leading to sickness and ill-health.
Just think about how emotional stress affects our physical well-being. It can have such a strain on our physical health, creating all sorts of unwanted problems.
Why? It’s because the brain translates our thoughts and feelings into electrical and chemical impulses, causing a biochemical reaction; and the body’s response is often proportional to the strength of our emotions. In addition, neurotransmitters control many physical functions, from hormones to digestion, playing a large role in our health and well-being.
The ancient medical system of Ayurveda provides one of the most comprehensive treatise on nutrition and shows which foods affect the mind. Recent scientific research has now confirmed that polyphenols found in plant-based foods can assist in the maintenance of cognitive function, being the modern-day emergence of ‘mood foods’.
Science has now validated ancient medicine practices, showing that mind-body medicine is a two-way street. People with physical disorders often become miserable and depressed. Depression is also associated with a chronic, low-grade inflammation in the body. Research has also revealed that people with depression are 60% more likely to develop back pain.
The ancient medicine healers understood these concepts through the ‘prana’ / ‘chi’ bioenergy circulatory system which encompasses the mind and body, developing effective healing modalities using a holistic medicine treatment method.
The emergence of epigenetics and psychoneuroimmunology has added to the body of evidence that shows emotional, mental, social, spiritual, and behavioural factors can directly affect health. Therefore, a holistic healthcare treatment protocol is required to treat the underlying causes of ill-health.
Not everyone responds favourably to this concept as much of the establishment is still entrenched in the old consciousness. Spirituality is about developing a higher consciousness through which we discover a sense of self, life purpose, and increased awareness, which contributes to making better decisions about our health and well-being.
Holistic Medicine Treatment
Your daily stresses affect not only your emotions but also your biology and genetic expression. Numerous studies have shown that people with depression, anger, social isolation etc.have a higher risk of chronic disease, including heart disease and cancer. Therefore, it follows that all aspects of physical and emotional components must be examined and treated.
The mind, body and spirit are the three pillars of holistic healing treatment. Each patient is unique; therefore diagnosis and treatment plans should be specific to the individual’s needs.
I approach holistic healthcare treatment management through bridging different perspectives such as eastern-western, ancient-modern, science-spiritual, and technological-environmental domains into an effective and integrated healing paradigm. The very foundation of my practice has always been to see each person as a whole – an individual being – resulting from the interrelation of body, mind, and spirit within an environment.
The holistic healthcare treatment plan includes a two or more of the following:
- Eastern and Western Herbal Remedies
- Lifestyle Management Program
- Individualised Dietary Plan
- Exercise Prescription
- Personal Development (emotional and spiritual health)
Team of Health Experts
It is also important to recognise that every CAM practitioner has a specialty in treating certain chronic diseases, which is why I have developed an Integrative Medicine team of high-quality naturopaths, homeopaths, acupuncturists, herbalists, aroma therapists, yoga teachers, remedial massage practitioners, ayurvedic practitioners, kinesiologists, lifeline practitioners and medical doctors in Australia and around the world.
I coordinate these practices to ensure the continuity of care by monitoring progress so as to avoid fragmentation and duplication of services – all with the goal of achieving maximum therapeutic outcomes.