Holistic health has been becoming increasingly popular in recent times, despite that it has been practiced for thousands of years. Its rise in popularity may be due to people choosing to be proactive about their own health. Finding ways to integrate alternative and non-invasive medicine into daily lifestyle habits has found its way into many households and wellness organizations.
Additionally, many have found ways to newly bring such practices to people who have a great potential to benefit from them. Using techniques and information from different modalities, holistic health practitioners look at all the ways we can optimize wellness. Through exploring a healthier approach to life, successful holistic health practitioners help people make positive lifestyle changes to improve health, boost energy, and prevent disease.
What is a Holistic Health Practitioner?
A holistic health practitioner will work with someone to diagnose and identify an underlying cause of illness and create a plan to remove any obstacles to health and support self-healing. If the practitioner is a naturopathic doctor, they may additionally offer supplements or medication when needed. Medication may only be offered in extreme or specific cases or when used in conjunction with traditional medicine.
Holistic health practitioners look at all aspects of our health, including, physical, mental, and emotional symptoms. From there, they are able to help us build changes into our lives. This 360-approach to health helps stimulate our bodies into regeneration mode, supporting our overall health. For some, this may result in positive results not experienced by other medical practices.
Holistic health techniques combine elements from meditation, exercise, therapy, as well as both Eastern and Western herbs and medicines. This can be especially helpful for those seeking an alternative, non-invasive treatment for something minor. For major issues, make sure to consult a doctor.
What Qualifications Are Needed?
The qualifications needed to practice holistic health depends on the actual practice and the local regulations, so laws may differ. Holistic health practitioners must first and foremost receive board certification. Depending on what area of holistic health a practitioner has interest in, additional certifications can be required. For others, such as mindfulness practices, part of the requirement may be experience based, as well.
For those seeking to practice modalities that focus on diet, herbs, or mindfulness practice, much of the required qualifications can be achieved by working with a teacher or organization online. More advanced or hands-on professionals such as acupuncture, acupressure, or cupping practitioners require additional training and certification. Working with trained professionals teaches practitioners how to deal with each recipient’s unique response.
What are the Benefits of a Holistic Health Care Practice?
The main benefit of holistic health care is that we achieve optimal health using natural health techniques within our body. Holistic health care practitioners may offer one or a number of different services, which may have different immediate and long term benefits. These techniques are meant to naturally support your growth and are usually non-invasive.
Our bodies learn, or re-learn, how to care for themselves. Our practitioners and their techniques help your mind and body get into healing mode, as well as help develop better habits to manage health, stress, and energy. Many report immediate benefits, such as feeling lighter or clearer. Others may notice longer positive trends such as better mood or more energy throughout the day.
While a diet-based holistic health program may take days or weeks to produce lasting results, others such as massage or acupuncture can offer immediate results. The best part is unlike certain medications, most holistic health practices do not have major adverse side effects. Book an initial consultation with a certified ALTYR acupuncturist today!
Holistic health practices can be a great way to improve your daily life, increase mindfulness and focus as well as fight the effects of disease and aging naturally. While there may exist differences in requirements from place to place, holistic health practitioners are trained and experienced guides in your journey of self healing. They help teach us how to better manage our mind, body, and soul. Through the combined teachings of the holistic arts, practitioners are able to offer a unique perspective on steps we can take to heal ourselves.