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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 Health Care


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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.


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Alternative and Complementary Therapies

  • Alternative

    • Not necessarily accepted by mainstream medical practice

  • Complementary

    • Used in conjunction with conventional medical therapies


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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


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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


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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


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Relaxation

Biofeedback

Imagery

Yoga

Meditation

Music therapy

Humour

Hypnosis

Prayer

Others?

MIND-BODY THERAPIESUsing the mind to heal the body


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TOUCH THERAPIES

  • Healing through touch is an ancient practice.

  • Cultures have different attitudes toward touch

  • Requires special training

    • Therapeutic massage

    • Reflexology

    • Acupressure


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OTHER THERAPIES

  • Aromatherapy

  • Reiki (Japanese)

  • Acupuncture

  • Chiropractic therapy

  • Herbal medicine/nutritional therapies

  • Naturopathy

  • Homeopathy


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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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