Combined actions from 5 directions for a successful treatment
“The whole is greater than the sum of parts”
“The whole is greater than the sum of parts”
was said by the Greek philosopher Aristotle. And humans are a great sum of body, mind, spirit, emotions, and intellect.
Optimal functioning of the whole is only when every part function well and their interactions create a stable balance.
When that balance is disturbed is needed to review every part functionality in order to reset the whole.
From this perspective, treatment supposes to address the cause of the condition, not just alleviate the symptoms.
According to Wikipedia “The human body is the structure of human beings. It is composed of many different types of cells that together create tissues and subsequently. They ensure homeostasis and the viability of the human body.
Body’s dysfunctionality is successfully treated by the medical and osteopathic doctors using conventional therapies like surgery, physical therapy, medication, advice in changing the lifestyle.
Is that enough? Definitely NO! This is a very important part of treatment but is incomplete.
The holistic approach does not exclude conventional medicine but integrates it into a more complex system.
What is the mind?
Back to wilkipedia to find out :
The mind is the set of thinking faculties including cognitive aspects such as consciousness, imagination, perception, thinking, judgment, language, and memory, as well as noncognitive aspects such as emotion.
The unified theory of psychology translates that in a much easier to understand form:” The mind, then, is the information instantiated in and processed by the nervous system.”
It took some time, but now we can conceptual separate the mind from the body. It is an immaterial entity in close correlation with the electric activity of the brain.
In more simple words probably we should consider the mind a very advanced software of the body.
So if we do experience body dysfunctionality’s we should start by resetting the mind.
Like any software, our mind needs to stay clean from viruses, continuously maintenance, development, and updates.
To get the mind clean from “viruses” we can see a psychologist, keep a journal, meditate, use different types of relaxation, get rid of toxic relationships.
Maintenance and developing of mind is a process of continuously learning new things, reading, writing, take on challenges in different forms, resolve puzzles.
To keep our mind updates we have to stay connected to reality, develop healthy social relations, involve in the social life of the community.
When our mind gives us a signal of dysfunctionality, together with the conventional treatment we probably should consider the alternatives of energy medicine practice.
What is the spirit?
Spirit is the vital principle or animating force within all living thing.
So somehow we understand that is the force which keep us alive.
Staying healthy and alive involves finding our meaning in life. That could be in believing in God under different religions or find any other meaning.
How to find a meaning in life?
In Psychology today we can read:
” The paradoxical secret to finding meaning may be to not look for it. The most satisfying forms of meaning may blossom not when we pursue them directly, but when we instead seek beauty, love, justice, or, as Frankl writes, “a cause greater than oneself.” The secret to a meaningful life may be to remind ourselves every day to do the right thing, love fully, pursue fascinating experiences, and undertake important tasks, not because we are trying to increase our sense of meaning in life, but because these pursuits are good in themselves.”
Up to now from a scientific point of view is not yet agreed on how to define the emotion. Wikipedia says:” Emotions are biological states associated with the nervous system brought on by neurophysiological changes variously associated with thoughts, feelings, behavioral responses, and a degree of pleasure or displeasure.”
From 6 basic emotions today specialists are talking about 27 categories of emotions. They probably developed along with human evolution.
The basic 6 are happiness, fear, sadness, surprise, anger, revulsion. Most of them falls into negative ones so we need to learn to deal with them for keeping the balance.
Happiness is the one desired and we can handle it easily. Is 100% positive and is associated with health and longevity.
Surprise instead can be positive, negative or neutral.
For our wellbeing, we have to learn to control our emotions so they don’t control us. First understand and accept them. Release the emotion and forgive the trigger whatever that is.
Try to release the emotions talking about with a specialist, with a trusty friend, keep a journal.
See the good part in any situation and have in mind “what doesn’t kill you, make you stronger.”
The intellect is the ability to understand and think. For a long time, neuroscientists believed that we are born with intellect at a level which we can’t control but the most recent researches prove otherwise.
When we talk about intelligence we refer to two different aspects, one which comes from experience and learning and another one which is related to the capacity to use that knowledge.
According to the last studies, the second aspect of intelligence which is called fluid intelligence can be increased.
A healthy intellect is a key point for a healthy person. We can improve our fluid intelligence by maintaining optimal blood flow to the brain by physical exercises like walking or cardio but not by endurance exercises.
Have a good sleep is another key to improving intelligence as well as learn new things, a new language, play games, play music.
The patient should be treated like a person not like a disease.
Healing is a team work and has to approach
all aspects of person life.
All human have an innate power to heal themselves.