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In history, one can find holistic medicine as far back as Hippocrates in 300-400 BC. It has seen a recent growth in popularity in North America since the mid-70s. Holistic medicine can be used to clear acne, relieve the common cold, remedy ulcers and many other ailments, including alcohol and drug rehabilitation.

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The American Holistic Medical Association defines holistic treatment as follows.  “In practice, this means that each person is seen as a unique individual, rather than an example of a particular disease. The disease is understood to be the result of physical, emotional, spiritual, social, and environmental imbalance. Healing, therefore, takes place naturally when these aspects of life are brought into proper balance. The role of the practitioner is as a guide, mentor, and role model; the patient must do the work – changing lifestyle, beliefs, and old habits in order to facilitate healing. All appropriate methods may be used, from medication to meditation.” The primary goal of holistic medicine is to gain proper balance in life to maintain health.

Holistic Drug Rehab Philosophy

Holistic treatments focus on emotional, spiritual, social, and environmental aspects of one’s life to achieve equilibrium and health. These should be managed together as a whole. People turn to drugs and alcohol for many different reasons. Some might try to eliminate physical problems, such as body pain or discomfort, while others will do drugs to numb painful or discomforting feelings, inadequacies, or spiritual emptiness.

The philosophy behind the holistic treatment method is that all these areas (body, mind, spirit, emotion, social, and environment) are connected. If one is not doing well, it affects the others. By focusing on all these aspects of a person’s life, they have a better chance of finding their problem area and fixing it so they can stop using their drug of choice, whether it is alcohol, street drug, or prescription medication.

Holistic Drug Treatment Concept

A good Holistic drug rehabilitation program will help find what triggers the need for drugs or alcohol in the person’s life through counselling sessions or education. It will help the addicted person achieve balance by providing services that broaden their horizons. Giving the individual new aspects or points of view on their life to help deal with problematic life situations and life pressure. The idea is to encourage the development of the individual as a whole for a well-balanced drug-free life.

Holistic Drug Rehab Centers

Some Holistic drug rehab centers will integrate traditional treatments as part of their treatment approach. This includes conventional medical care and group or individual therapy. They also will consist of alternative medicine.

Many Holistic drug rehabs also dispense services like;

  • Acupuncture
  • Nutritional therapy
  • Exercise routines
  • Massage therapy
  • Homeopathy
  • Spiritual counselling
  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Martial arts

This treatment also runs on the principle that a person is ultimately responsible for their own health and well-being. Incite them to take charge of it. Other concepts of holistic medicine include these;

  • All people have innate healing powers.
  • A patient is a person, not a disease.
  • Healing takes a team approach involving the patient and doctor
  • Addressing all aspects of a person’s life using various health care practices.
  • Treatment involves fixing the cause of the condition, not just alleviating the symptoms.

If you are looking for a private holistic drug rehabilitation center, call one of the counsellors today for assistance.