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Wellness: Holistic Health

Wellness by Robert Levasseur
What Is Holistic Health?

Holistic healing means taking an holistic approach when seeking treatment for imbalances and choosing to live a more balanced lifestyle. What primarily distinguishes holistic healing apart from alternative medicine, complementary medicine, and integrative medicine, is that physical health is not necessarily the main focus.

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And it is true that our pains and other physical discomforts demand our attention. This is where the saying “sticking out like a sore thumb'” originated from. Common sense tells us that we should seek help to alleviate our discomforts.

Holistic healing is not an “alternative” to conventional medical care. Sometimes going to a medical professional is the best solution to addressing a dis-ease.  Physical illnesses are the symptoms of a greater imbalance that may or may not have a root cause in the physical.

Holistic or “wholistic” healing addresses all parts of the individual, not just the physical aspect of a person where manifested illnesses are most apparent. Holistic healing is not intended to serve as a band-aid or a one time fix. It is an ongoing journey of discovery in search of more answers and ultimately; living better, being healthier, and striving for wholeness.

Holistic Healing Goes Beyond The Mind-Body Connection

Holistic healing is really a lifestyle approach. The holistic approach goes far beyond the Mind-Body connection of finding and maintaining wellness. All parts of a person’s life (physical healing, mental health and wellness, emotional well-being, and spiritual beliefs and values) are considered. Taking a holistic approach involves seeking the tools that will help us attract our desires and find personal power.

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Likewise, a person who embraces the desire to find wholeness within his own being soon learns the importance of tending to relationships, caring for the planet and our environments, having compassion for humankind in general, and accepting and tolerating differences among a diverse population of people.

The holistic healer recognizes that our discomforts or pains are merely symptoms of an imbalance. The imbalance could be a physical issue, the result of abusing the physical body through an unhealthy diet, lack of exercise, or too little sleep.

Or, the imbalance may be the result of mental, emotional, or spiritual needs not being met. Therefore, no aspect (mind, body, spirit, or emotions) of a person is overlooked when an holistic treatment is sought.

While people are living longer today they also are experiencing chronically high levels of stress and fatigue, are consuming nutrient depleted foods, and are exposed to hundreds of potentially harmful chemically through our air, water, cleaning, and personal care products daily. So to say that holistic health is important would be an understatement.

For many living with chronic disease and undiagnosable symptoms, the modern-day healthcare industry has failed them, and it is time that a more holistic, whole-body solution became a standard part of the way we treat and support the health of the billions of people living on this planet.

Holistic health also takes into account the many external and environmental factors which could be supporting or impacting our overall health and wellness.

The types of holistic therapies available are extensive. Among them are:

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New Age: First Time Reiki

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In a typical whole-body Reiki treatment, the practitioner asks the recipient to lie down, usually on a massage table, and relax. Loose, comfortable clothing is usually worn during the treatment.

The practitioner might take a few moments to enter a calm or meditative state of mind and mentally prepare for the treatment, that is usually carried out without any unnecessary talking.

The treatment proceeds with the practitioner placing their hands on the recipient in various positions. However, practitioners may use a non-touching technique, where the hands are held a few centimeters away from the recipient’s body, for some or all of the positions.

The hands are usually kept still for 3 to 5 minutes before moving to the next position. Overall, the hand positions usually give a general coverage of the head, the front and back of the torso, the knees and feet. Between 12 and 20 positions are used, with the whole treatment lasting 45 to 90 minutes.

Some practitioners use a fixed set of hand positions. Others use their intuition to guide them as to where treatment is needed, sometimes starting the treatment with a “scan” of the recipient to find such areas. The intuitive approach might also lead to individual positions being treated for much shorter or longer periods of time.

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It is reported that the recipient often feels warmth or tingling in the area being treated, even when a non-touching approach is being used. A state of deep relaxation, combined with a general feeling of well-being, is usually the most noticeable immediate effect of the treatment,, although emotional releases can also occur.

A series of three or more treatments, typically at intervals of 1 to 7 days, is usually recommended if a chronic condition is being addressed. Regular treatments, on an on-going basis, can be used with the aim of maintaining well-being. The interval between such treatments is typically in the range of 1 to 4 weeks, except in the case of self-treatment when a daily practice is common.

New Age: Introduction To Reiki

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Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is said to emanate from divine source, regulated by divine intelligence, and it is this universal intelligence of life-force energy which knows infinitely more than our conscious ego selves, and how to work. This Japanese word is derived from rei meaning “free passage” or “Higher Intelligence,” and Ki, meaning “life force energy” (the equivalent of “Chi” in Chinese).

The Human Energy System

We are alive because our life force energy, or Ki, is flowing through us. Ki flows around us in an energy field called the aura, through the energy centers of our system called chakras, and within the physical body through pathways called meridians.

The Aura

The human aura is an electromagnetic field that surrounds the physical body. Have you ever had someone get too close to you that you did not want to be there? It is uncomfortable, and we say “they are in my space”. They are in your aura. It is divided into seven layers and normally extends two to three feet out from the body. Many people believe that all illness begins first in the aura and may exist there for many years before reaching the physical body. Any blockage or imbalance in the energy of the aura may eventually lead to physical, emotional or mental illness.

The Chakras

Chakra is a Sanskrit word meaning “wheel”. There are seven main charkas in the human energy system. They spin in a clockwise motion, like a vortex or funnel, emanating out both the front and back of our bodies. They have been recognized by native cultures all over the world for thousands of years. Chakras send energy out from the core of the body, and they assimilate energy from outside that enters the core. Chakras can be open or closed, excessive or deficient, or any of the various stages in between. The fundamental theory of the Chakra System is that the chakras need to be in balance with each other. There should be an even flow of energy through all of the chakras, neither favoring nor avoiding any particular one. Any imbalance in one end of the system is likely to create an imbalance in the other.

The Meridans

Ki circulates within the physical body along meridians, similar to the blood, nerve and lymphatic circuits. The meridians control the workings of the main organs and systems of the body. For each organ to maintain a perfect state of health, the Ki energy must be able to flow freely along the meridian.

Path To Healing

Reiki is both a path to awareness and openness to the divine, but also a path for healing and wholeness of the Human Energy System. It represents a form of spiritual healing that involves the transfer of universal life energy from the practitioner to the recipient. By opening a path to one’s spiritual source, the energy in your body is corrected and adjusted to a healthy state.

In order for Reiki healing energies to have lasting results, the client must accept responsibility for his or her healing and take part in it. A sense of peace and well-being enables you to make healthy changes in your life. Reiki is administered by “laying on hands” and uses specific techniques for restoring and balancing the natural life force energy within the body. When a life force energy is low or out of balance, a person is susceptible to sickness and/or stress; if a life energy force is high, a person is apt to be happy and healthy.

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While most western medicine focuses on the symptoms of disease, or the effects of energetic imbalances, energy healing addresses the root causes, going directly to what is creating the disease, stress and discomfort. Therefore, Reiki harmonizes on all levels: body, mind and spirit.

Reiki addresses the whole person, encouraging the release of all tension, stress, panic-attacks, negative-thinking, repressed negative thoughts, sadness, depression, fear, anger and anxiety, effectively restoring emotional balance, peace and vitality. Reiki also provides effective pain relief from acute conditions, although relief from some chronic conditions may take longer. Any time a condition becomes chronic, the entire body is involved in the healing process on all levels.

Treatments may be given sitting in a chair or lying on a table, while the client remains fully clothed. Treatments often feel like a wonderful loving, glowing radiance that flows through and around the client. What one experiences from a Reiki treatment can vary from person to person, but whatever the experience, at it’s simplest level, deep relaxation is usually felt by all, leaving one feeling refreshed, feeling lighter, and having a more positive balanced outlook on life.

Reiki is the energy of love. Reiki is unconditional love, healing and acceptance. Reiki is seeing the divine in all. Reiki may enhance your own personal beliefs. And while the Reiki ideals are similar to the golden rule, and the concept of loving/honoring thy neighbor as thyself, Reiki is not a religion. It merely holds to the universal ideals that promote peace and harmony in ourselves, with others and with mother earth. Reiki is healing that is restorative balance and good health.