Holistic Rehab Treatment
Holism is defined as the sum of all health elements for any given person.
Holistic rehab treatment focuses on mind, body and soul. Unlike traditional therapies, this treatment is characterized by making sure that all functioning parts of the human body are working together to enhance individual’s daily lives. It may sound confusing but it is highly effective when paired with traditional therapies.
What Exactly is Holistic Health?
One medical expert said that holism is a theory based upon the fact that a system cannot be explained by their individual parts; we must look at it as a whole. Take for instance, an airplane. If we were to explain how an airplane works by just looking at the wings and the engine on the ground next to the body of the plane, we would have no idea how the plane works; however, put the wings on and the engine in and it makes total sense. In order to understand, we need to see the subject as whole rather than pieces. Therefore, holism in simpler terms is understanding individuals as a whole rather than just based upon their ailment.
Holistic therapies are designed to put everything in its place and make sure we are functioning at our highest capability. When our mind, body and soul are balanced, we are balanced. When our minds are not clear, we will not be able to function at our physical peak. When we are not connecting with our higher power, we feel lonely and cause our mental health to decline, which causes our physical health to decline.
An example of the balance between mind, body and soul would be a person diagnosed with cardiovascular disease. The disease will decrease oxygen flow, causing poor oxygen flow that impairs cognitive performance; thus resulting in a negative impact on decision-making and problem-solving skills. Over time, the disease will affect how you interact with people, putting a strain on your relationships. As the condition continues, it has the ability to cause the individual to question their relationship with God.
This example shows the connection between the mind, body and soul, which is the basis of holism.
How Holistic Health Can Help
Holistic health includes the basics of physical and mental health, as well as social harmony, spiritual enlightenment and emotional balance. The goal of holistic health is to achieve a balance between body, mind and spirit. We cannot live a healthy lifestyle if our moving parts, like that of a plane, are not working together in synch or properly.
Holistic rehab allows patients to see the overall view of their drug addiction. It helps establish a connection between addiction, substance abuse and addiction triggers in order to develop a long-term recovery plan. The goal is to take physical and social health, mental and spiritual wellness and emotional stability into account.
Sprout Health Texas offers 10 holistic rehabilitation treatments, which are:
Tai-Chi: This is basically yoga with more fluid movements. Patients learn a combination of breathing and moving gracefully. It is effective in reducing anxiety and stress.