Holistic medicine can be found in history 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 which also include alcohol and drug rehabilitation.
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 for the person to gain proper balance in life to maintain health.
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 and 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.
Some Holistic drug rehab centers will integrate traditional treatments as part of their treatment approach, like traditional medical care and group or individual therapy. They also will include alternative medicine.
Many Holistic drug rehabs also dispense services like;
This treatment also runs on the principle that a person is ultimately responsible for his or her own health and well-being and must take charge of it. Other principles of holistic medicine include these;
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