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HOLISTIC HEALING. Holistic Health Care. HOLISM HOLISTIC HEALTH CARE. The interaction between the whole person and the environment Connection of the physical, social, emotional, spiritual and environmental factors

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holistic healing

HOLISTIC HEALING

Holistic Health Care

holism holistic health care
HOLISMHOLISTIC HEALTH CARE
  • The interaction between the whole person and the environment
  • Connection of the physical, social, emotional, spiritual and environmental factors
  • Holistic health care: considers the whole person and how areas of concern are linked
  • Holistic health care: health promotion, illness prevention, health education, health maintenance, and rehabilitative care.
alternative and complementary therapies
Alternative and Complementary Therapies
  • Alternative
    • Not necessarily accepted by mainstream medical practice
  • Complementary
    • Used in conjunction with conventional medical therapies
historical influences
Historical Influences
  • Issues of balance, life force, energy
  • Hippocrates wrote about effects of therapeutic massage (Greece)
  • Egyptians used aromatherapy to ease pain
  • 1800’s rosemary leaves were burned in hospitals for fumigation
  • Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese practice
  • Native Medicine Wheel; flow of spirit
allopathic perspective western medicine
Allopathic Perspective(Western medicine)
  • Health is absence of disease
  • Focus on cure
  • Mind and body treated separately
  • Technology; repair of damaged parts
  • Disease occurs from causative agents
  • Healing depends on outside agents
  • Health care provider plays an active role
  • Person who receives care is passive
alternative integrative perspective
Alternative (Integrative)Perspective
  • Holistic view of health
  • Balance of mind, body and spirit
  • Mind and body are one
  • Disease is a result of imbalance
  • Goal is to restore harmony and balance
  • Body has natural ability to heal
  • Client plays the most important role in healing
  • Work in partnership with health care provider
mind body therapies using the mind to heal the body
Relaxation

Biofeedback

Imagery

Yoga

Meditation

Music therapy

Humour

Hypnosis

Prayer

Others?

MIND-BODY THERAPIESUsing the mind to heal the body
touch therapies
TOUCH THERAPIES
  • Healing through touch is an ancient practice.
  • Cultures have different attitudes toward touch
  • Requires special training
    • Therapeutic massage
    • Reflexology
    • Acupressure
other therapies
OTHER THERAPIES
  • Aromatherapy
  • Reiki (Japanese)
  • Acupuncture
  • Chiropractic therapy
  • Herbal medicine/nutritional therapies
  • Naturopathy
  • Homeopathy
nurse as healer
NURSE AS HEALER
  • Nurses are concerned with the whole person
  • Holistic nursing is a recognized practice
  • Have a strong knowledge base
  • Respect for differences
  • Assess client’s perspective
  • Healing and concern for patient are key
  • Holistic nursing practices are complementary
  • Development of a holistic self
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