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About Integrative
Holistic Practices

A Holistic approach means to provide support that looks at the whole person, the support should also consider their physical, emotional, social,  mental health needs and spiritual wellbeing.


Integrative Holistic Services do not replace professional medical advice. Instead many complementary and alternative therapies are now offered in clinics and hospitals around the world and their use and acceptance is growing rapidly. This is reflected in a new name used in many healthcare settings: "integrative therapies."

It is not a good idea, for example, to abandon a conventional treatment for a "miracle" healing therapy. But it might make sense to see a holistic therapist while undergoing chemotherapy or other treatments to help you recuperate.

What are some specific holistic practices?

There are literally hundreds of types of holistic healing practices, with new therapies or variations emerging continuously. This can make it a little overwhelming when you are first starting out.

Luckily, the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), which is part of the National Institutes of Health, at one time grouped most of these therapies and practices into five categories. Understanding the categories can help you identify the key characteristics of a particular practice or therapy.

  1. Alternative Medical Systems are complete systems that developed outside of the Western biomedical approach. Examples are Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda.

  2. Mind-Body Interventions include behavioral, psychological, social, and spiritual approaches. Examples are cancer support groups and relaxation classes.

  3. Biologically-Based Therapies use plant or other biological materials. Examples include herbal medicines and aromatherapy.

  4. Manipulative and Body-Based Methods use manipulation, touch, or movement of the physical body. Examples include massage therapy and chiropractic.

  5. Energy Therapies involve some form of energy to heal, including electromagnetic, ultrasonic, thermal, or subtle energy. Examples include healing touch and Reiki

Is integrative healthcare safe & effective?

It is very important to evaluate every part of an integrative healthcare plan, whether complementary or conventional, to determine if it is safe and effective. Safe generally means that the therapy will not cause harm or be detrimental to your health and wellbeing. Effective means that the therapy works in the way that it is intended to work. In reality, it is nearly impossible to determine with 100% certainty whether any treatment or therapy is safe or effective for all people. It's always good to consider that many methods can be perfect for someone and other people may find useful a different ones. So another way to look at this question is to examine the risks, benefits, and evidence. 

Original article from University of Minnesota web page.


1. Energy Healing is Based on Scientific Fact

Everything in this universe is composed of molecules that are vibrating at various frequencies. The molecules located within our bodies are constantly vibrating and radiating positive or negative, balanced or unbalanced, opened or closed frequencies. When our organs are misaligned energetically and radiating low-vibrational frequencies, it can materialize into physical ailments, like pains, sickness and disease. 


2. Energy Medicine Can Help Heal Physical and Emotional Traumas 

Our energetic bodies are intertwined with our physical bodies. All the information that we carry spiritually and in our energy systems impact the functionality of our physical, emotional and mental bodies  and vice versa. To maintain vibrant health, the body needs its energies to have energetic space to flow freely throughout the body. When energies become blocked because of traumas, toxins, prolonged stress and muscular constrictions, it creates disturbances in the energy flow in our bodies, which over time contributes to mental, emotional issues and/or ailments and physical disease.


3. Energy Healing is Available to Everyone 

There is often a misconception that you need to be spiritual to be open and receptive to energy healing. Energy healing is readily available to everyone who is interested and wiling to receive it. You don’t need to be spiritual or hypersensitive to energies to benefit from an energy healing treatment. As humans (just like every living being), we all have an energetic body that needs to be balanced and taken care of regularly. Energy medicine modalities transcend time and space. Therefore, you don’t have to be located in the same room, city or even country as your energy healer to receive and benefit from energy healing treatment. 


4. Energy Medicine is Painless and has no Negative Side Effects 

During an energy healing treatment, patients will feel little to no physical discomfort. During the majority of the session, patients will be lying/sitting comfortably while the practitioner non-invasively assesses their aura and releases energetic blockages from the body. As the blockages are being released and chakras are being balanced, patients will experience a rebalancing process that may evoke a variety of emotions or physical sensations, like tiredness, anger, sadness, emptiness, or light headedness. This usually occurs when a deeply embedded trauma or attachment is finally released from the physical, emotional and energetic bodies. It is essential to allow your mind, body and soul to acknowledge the trauma that has been released during your energy healing treatment and fill that space with new, light, healing energies. 


5. Energy Medicine Works with Almost Every Other Type of Healing

Energy healing therapy has been used to treat various health conditions and complements many other forms of treatments and therapies. Combining holistic therapies, like Reiki, Energy Healing, Traditional healing, with conventional health treatments can help you optimize your health and wellbeing.


There is no “one size fits all” when it comes to healing. Energy medicine doesn’t replace Western Medicine and vice versa. But, together various forms of healing modalities and therapies can work in conjunction to effectively support, balance, restore and heal your whole being. 

Original article from Growth & Wellness Therapy Centre.

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