Friday, 21 June 2013

Holistic Definition of Health

Holistic health consists of physical, mental and spiritual health. Physical health is anything related to your physical body. It is the result of optimal digestion, detoxification, and function of your organs and tissues, right down to the level of individual cells. 

When you are in a state of health on a physical level, you feel dynamic, full of energy and free of any physical symptoms. When there is an imbalance on this level, physical symptoms and diseases start to occur. 

Emotional health is defined by an ability to freely express your emotions and have meaningful social interactions. You have positive emotions, which are translated into a deep inner level of joy, contentment, confidence and assurance. You are motivated and feel ready to meet everyday challenges and express yourself in a creative manner. When there is an imbalance on this level you may start experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and other mental/emotional symptoms.

Your spiritual level refers to the deepest part of you; that part that gives you the sense of who you are and allows you to find the meaning of your life. When you experience spiritual health you have a clear vision of the purpose of your life and, consequently, set up goals and get motivated to achieve them. You also create your very own system of values and beliefs. 

When there is an imbalance on this level, you may think that life is worthless and feel a profound separation from yourself and others; you may be judgmental, unforgiving and often display narcissistic, selfish patterns. 

Consider this when considering our health!

Dr Marcus Chacos
Chiropractor and Founder of the Natural Treatment of Arthritis Institute
Author of The Arthritis Soluiton

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