The concept of “holistic health” or “holistic healing” blossomed in the 1970’s. Greater understanding of the effect of mental and emotional states on physical health and vice versa was explored along with natural foods, spiritual attunement and energetic healing modalities.
Holistic health incorporates the natural health protocol of relax - detoxify - nourish - exercise, as well as the philosophy of greater wisdom. The whole healthy self applies these principles on all levels -- the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of both the individual and society.
Better health and wellness on every level of our being is the purpose of it.
The real self is the center of our awareness and the individual agent of our greater wisdom. That wisdom is enhanced by mental clarity, shared knowledge and experience. One’s self can be the guide for the process of life improvement with assistance from resources exhibiting greater wisdom.
For example, relaxing both tension and the concern for what stresses us leads to a calmer approach to life. Reviewing past problems and traumas with an attitude of acceptance, forgiveness, learning and gratitude, helps us move on to new experiences with less impairment from recycling our past disturbances.
At the same time, detoxification needs to occur on the mental-emotional and etheric-spiritual levels as well as the physical. Similarly, complete nourishment and functional exercise are essential for all aspects of our nature to have a long well life.