How do you define holistic? This Understanding Holistic section has been compiled to alert you that here is no single officially-accepted definition for holistic, holistic health, or holistic medicine.
Have you ever been discussing holistic health and discovered that the other person was defining holistic in a totally different way than you? After that you most likely made sure early in the conversation which definition each of you was using. Here are the two key ways that most people use the term holistic.
You are a whole, made up of interrelated parts. Everything about you and your life is important and deserves to be taken care of. Your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects depend on one another for well-being. When one is disrupted, the others suffer as well. This concept is referred to as a whole
person or holistic approach.
AHHA promotes holistic health as an approach to creating wellness, which encourages you to:
To further help you incorporate the holistic concept into your personal holistic approach we offer you AHHA’s booklet, Wellness From Within: The First Step. This booklet explains your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects and will help you understand the power of your everyday choices and the importance of being an active participant in your healing.
AHHA has selected the basics about the holistic approach from our booklet, Wellness From Within: The First Step, and formatted it so that it can be printed out as a double-sided, single-sheet of paper – handy to share with a friend or colleague. You are welcome to download and print out the Gift for a better life sheet – free of charge.
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