Holistic therapies have been used for thousands of years and in a time where people are once again open to looking at alternative methods, these holistic approaches are catching on. With the aim to maintain one’s wellness and health, it is important that we look after our bodies as well as our mind and soul. This isn’t to say we should turn our backs on today’s modern medicine but rather bring them together.
Neuroscience Pain Center director, Doctor Rupert Duarte said, “What we consider chronic pain is not just physical pain. It’s more complicated. Some patients develop depression and anxiety with pain. These are not separate entities; they’re all intertwined. You have to work on it holistically, instead of treating each problem separately. If you don’t treat it as a holistic issue, you’re generally not going to get pain relief.”
Holistic therapy is great for those in pain and equally as beneficial for anyone who is trying to cope with stress and restore balance in their lives. Dr. Duarte continued, “We all know it’s important to exercise our bodies, but it’s important to exercise our minds, too. When you engage in holistic therapy, you’re learning how to exert power and control over your mind and emotions, allowing you to live the best, healthiest life possible.”
Why not try these highly recommended Holistic therapy techniques?
If one thing is for certain, it is that most of us are running on autopilot, knowing all too well what our day to day tasks are. This is why meditation is so important for us as it will enable us to be able to come back to ourselves, to connect and relax, even if it is for just a few minutes a day. Whether it be one hour or ten minutes, allow yourself this time to focus on your breath.
More people than ever before are taking up Yoga as it is a great way to both quiet the mind as well as work out. Yoga encourages you to focus on your breathing and understanding how it flows through your body as you build up your strength and flexibility. There are many different styles of yoga, from Vinyasa to Hatha and more, each with different techniques – so, don’t worry if you didn’t enjoy a class, try a different method until you find what best works for you.
You can also try guided imagery (be sure to have a look what apps are available to help you with this), aromatherapy and acupuncture.