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Wellness: Holistic Health

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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:

It is a fascinating look at wellness from many different angles. Here’s a cool PDF I found on my PDF source site: It’s a free download, and NO, there is no spam or anything unsafe about the download. It’s coming from my WordPress database, so enjoy!

New Age: Feng Shui

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Complete Holistic Health wouldn’t be so complete if we didn’t give you a quick overview on the practice of Feng Shui.  As Asian culture becomes more popular in the United States, the ancient Chinese  method of creating a harmonious environment, feng shui, is becoming more and more popular.

Feng Shui:   Balancing The Energy Flow

By altering how energy or “chi” flows around and through your surroundings, you can promote happiness, prosperity and good health, and feel energized, positive, and passionate about life.  Feng Shui is a powerful way of making a positive change.  Pronounced “fung shway,” feng shui literally means “wind and water.” Its  roots are 5,000 years old.  Feng shui seeks to promote prosperity, good health, and general well-being by examining how energy, qi, pronounced “chee,” flows through a particular  room, house, building, or garden.

Feng shui considers yin, feminine and passive energy, and yang,  which is masculine and hot. It also looks at the five elements – water, fire,  wood, metal, and earth, and the external environment.  The points on the compass, with eight separate directions – north, northeast,  east, southeast, south, southwest, west, and northwest – are also important.

A feng shui expert, known as a geomancer, will  consult an individual’s Chinese horoscope to figure out what is best for that  person and use complicated mathematical calculations from the ancient I  Ching,  (Book of Changes), to determine what aspects of the house  are out balance.Miraculous Endeavors New Age Spiritual Metaphysical Online Store New Age Music New Age Yoga Gifts

How To Apply Feng Shui

The easiest way to begin is by transforming your home or workplace. Include some strategically placed elements in your environment. There are numerous objects which have long been recognized for improving the flow of positive chi.  Various live plants as well as objects have been introduced to Feng Shui practice for enhancing positive “chi” and counteracting negative “chi” so that luck, fortune and wealth come your way.

The most popular objects and live plants are lucky bamboo, money plants, crystals, coins, and other good fortune symbols. It can used for celebrating a grand business opening, the purchase of a new house, or for bringing good luck.

Lucky bamboo can bring success in your career, health and relationships. According to Feng Shui, lucky bamboo is an excellent way to attract positive “chi” or energy. For centuries, Chinese have considered it a lucky symbol. It is said three stalks attract happiness; five attract wealth; seven result in good health; and twenty-one stalks offer a powerful, all-purpose blessing. Lucky bamboo makes for a perfect gift.

Ten Easy Steps For Applying Feng Shui

De-clutter Every Room

This is absolutely fundamental to ensuring a harmonious home and life. Clutter in the home restricts the flow of positive energy, and can result in cluttered thinking. Having a tidy, organized home will result in feelings of calm and relaxation. Anything that is broken, unused, or brings back unhappy memories should be thrown away.

Position Furniture Correctly

Furniture should be positioned so as not to restrict free passage through the room, as this is a reflection of the flowing of energy. People should be able to sit with their backs to a wall whenever possible.

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Keep Work and Rest Areas Separate

Any work or home office space should be kept very distinct from living or sleeping areas. If these are mixed then relaxation will be impossible, and work material kept in the bedroom will prevent getting a good night’s rest.

Make Repairs Promptly

Any house features such as stairs, doors or windows that are broken or not working restrict the flow of positive energy. Repairs should be made as quickly as possible to allow the energy to flow freely again.

Hang Mirrors

Mirrors are believed to reflect positive energy, therefore doubling its potency.  They also work by preventing the flow of negative energy around the home.  However, it is not recommend placing a mirror facing a front door, as it reflects good energy back out the house.

Display Plants, Flowers, and Fruit

Displays of fresh flowers and plants promote positive energy, although ones with thorns should be avoided. A bowl of fruit rather than flowers should be situated in the bedroom to encourage sexual health, and displays of oranges and lemons throughout the home are thought to bring good luck.

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This is essential to the successful implementation of feng shui, which translates as wind water. A water feature will promote feelings of relaxation and harmony.

Fill The House With the proper Colors

Colors have a special significance in feng shui, with different colors representing different things. For example, green symbolizes nature, and is therefore representative of life and hope. Yellow represents power, and red and purple are said to be lucky. Relaxing colors are best used in living spaces.

Avoid Sharp Lines And Corners

Roundness is preferred in feng shui. Sharp corners are though to emit negative energy.  Wherever possible corners should not point to beds or chairs, as they will prevent calmness and relaxation.

These 10 feng shui rules you should follow show how to begin to create a more harmonious and prosperous home. This ancient art has helped millions of people around the world to organize their lives in such a way as to promote calmness and well-being. Although there is a lot to learn with feng shui, these rules show that there are some basic initial steps which can be taken to begin to make a difference in your life.

Wonderful Overview Of 9 Principles Of Feng Shui

New Age: The Doctors Will See You Now

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Time for your “physical” using the Holistic Health Approach!

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So, for each part of your physical, you’ve got links to articles and videos you can educate yourself with and ensure your holistic wellness is tip-top!

Relax, Dr. Long Fingers will be along shortly…this won’t hurt a bit…

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Having a holistic health check up is somewhat different from having a physical by a healthcare provider when your pulse is taken and a tongue depressor is stuck inside your mouth.  Holistic care involves evaluating and nurturing all aspects of our bodies, not the physical body alone.

Here are important questions for you to ask yourself and also to use as a guide enabling you to evaluate how in-balance your mind-body-spirit is. Included are some wellness resource links that offer avenues you can take and tools you can use to help to align yourself with optimal wellness.

1) Are Your Chakras in Alignment?

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Our chakras are our energy centers (vortexes) that are the openings for life energy to flow through. When they are blocked or closed we are functioning at a lower level than is desirable.

2) Are You Breathing Properly? Say Ahhhh!

Breathing Meditation on justruminating men's blog Probably one of the most common mistake people make is withholding breath. There are far too many shallow breathers on the planet. Training yourself how to breathe properly is very important!

3) Are Your Aura Colors Glowing Brightly or Murkish Gray?

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Our auras are like magnets picking up vibrational energies that are floating around everywhere we go. It is important to cleanse our auras frequently to free them of foreign vibrations and negative energies.

4) How Deeply Rooted Are You?

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When our spirits choose to incarnate into a human body it is understood that we are to respect and honor this outer garment we wear. There is much information and learning that can be accessed from our Earth energies when we grow our roots. Dig in and reach downward!

5) Are You Staying Within Your Own Energetic Boundaries? 

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You will experience conflict within your “self” if you become confused by merging your own energies with energies of others. Make sure the emotions you are feeling belong to you.

6) Are You Tending To Your Physical Needs?

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I should stop bringing ups new topics and build this section of our blog as it is completely near and dear to mine and Karin’s hearts.  We avidly workout and eat well, and it has impacted our lives in so many ways.

Fitness and nutrition have been a huge part of my life-off an on since I went to college and got my hands on the Gold's Gym Training Encyclopedia on justruminating men's blogGold’s Gym Training Encyclopedia.  The fundamentals I learned from that book are largely still applicable today.  And I still do those basic exercises every time I workout!

Sadly, as I was going through our blog to link to some fitness and nutrition articles I found I hadn’t written any!  So, I will be building a thorough library on this area.  There is so much mis-information, complicated this and that’s.

I guarantee we will help you sift this plethora of garbage information and get to the meat and potatoes of eating right and exercising, no matter your fitness level, age, or condition!  First lesson:  “Diet” is a word that no longer exists…

7) Do You Allow Yourself Time/Space To Recoup Spent Energies?

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It is far too easy to get wrapped up in day-to-day tasks and responsibilities, forgetting to take care of yourself. Choose from a variety of practices that can easily be incorporated a few minutes each day to bring about inner peace and contentment. Here are a few suggestions.

Obviously this physical would never supersede any medical treatments you are currently undergoing.  But I guarantee you one thing, apply these principles with 100% commitment, you might be surprised the next time you go for an actual physical.

The changes will startle you!  (just one example for myself:  my bp when I started this new journey in December of 2012 was 158/110!  I just had it checked on Monday:  11/80!

Using the list 1-7 above, make a questionnaire for yourself, then put a check mark next to each topic as to whether you take an active role in that wellness function or not.  Avoid the last box!  The graphic is there for you to ponder, not to extend any negative energy field to you whatsoever.  We learn TWICE AS MUCH when we SEE as we do when we HEAR!

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The path to Holistic Wellness starts and ends right at the edge of your big toe.  Take the first step and work through your physical and strive to incorporate as many of these principles as you can each and everyday.  And if you are actively involved in your own holistic health, way to go!  Now go find someone to share your wellness with.  Your body will thank you, your mind will thank you, your soul will thank you, and if you reach out to someone else, THEY will thank you!