“The greatest medicine of all is to teach people how NOT to need it” ~ Hippocrates
Many people want to embrace a more natural and holistic way of living, but often don’t know where to start. For example, did you know that you can effectively eliminate your insomnia though implementing sleep hygiene, certain mental practices, some tweaks to your diet, and effective stress management, eliminating the need for sleeping tablets that interfere with your natural sleep cycles and leave you feeling tired in the morning? The problem with conventional drug therapy is that drugs always have some negative side-effects. A holistic lifestyle only has wonderful and positive side-effects.
When you are not feeling well or healthy, it is very difficult to find assistance when you don’t have a definitive disease process. General feelings of being unwell, fatigued or coping with constant nagging pain all compromise your quality of life, driving you to see people who specialise in disease instead of health. This results in having a myriad of pharmaceuticals thrown at you which in many instances leave you feeling worse, dealing with a host of side-effects, whilst the original symptoms persist.
"Health depends on being in harmony with our Souls " ~ Dr Edward Bach
A symptom is your body’s way of telling you that there is an energetic disruption somewhere in your mind or body. Suppressing the symptom with conventional drug therapy does nothing to address the root cause, but rather, creates more imbalances with all its side-effects. For example, Cholesterol:
When your cholesterol readings are too high you are typically put on statins to control the symptoms of it. But how is this addressing the cause? The cause of high cholesterol is usually a combination of lifestyle and stress. If we address those disruptions by improving your nutrition, the use of holistic health support, natural supplements such as increasing your omega 3’s, combined effective stress management, does it not stand to reason that the symptom of high cholesterol can be naturally resolved by the body’s default inclination to self heal?
“A good physician treats the disease, the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.” ~Samuel Hahnemann
We are not saying that conventional allopathic medicine does not have its place – it has saved countless lives, mine included. We are however saying that we have developed a pill popping quick-fix culture! – Have a headache? Take a pill. Have Heartburn? Take a pill. Have a pain? Take a pill. In the long run – this mentality causes more harm than good. It should not be the first port of call – but rather a last resort.
More and more people are becoming frustrated with this approach to their state of health. They feel that they are not being heard and that the focus is on suppressing their symptoms instead of the problem being viewed holistically and having the root cause found and treated.
"Healing with the clean, pure, beautiful agents of nature is surely the one method of all which appeals to most of us" ~Dr Edward Bach
We at Holistic Perspective focus on the body as a whole integrated unit and help you to address the imbalances that are the root cause of the state of your discomfort. We do not treat disease – we support health, which enables the body to heal itself without side-effects of conventional drug therapy.