If you’re a young adult seeking treatment for an addiction or mental health issue, you may feel at a loss. While there are so many options for treatment to choose from, they can often feel stale, impersonal, and just not a right fit for your particular needs. You may be seeking out something different but are unsure of what it is. You know you need professional help for the issues in which you struggle. Still, you would prefer care that offers solutions on a personal, whole-person level rather than only focusing on the symptoms of your suffering. If any of this rings true, holistic healing is one option that may be worth pursuing. Contact Red Oak Recovery® today at 866.457.7590 for more information.
What is the Holistic Healing Approach?
According to holistic healing practices, healing the body requires adherence to several simple rules, such as:
- The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
- Pieces of a whole cannot exist without the other elements that make up the whole or be understood independently from one another.
- Health problems are rarely independent of one another.
Unlike more conventional treatment approaches, holistic treatment focuses on comprehensive healing as it relates to every aspect of who you are in the context of your environment.
Red Oak Recovery® doesn’t strictly adhere to a holistic healing definition in all of our treatment modalities. However, our center embodies holistic principles and offers great holistic healing options to bolster recovery for our clients. Incorporating the holistic healing approach provides vital benefits compared to a straightforward medical process that only zeroes in on problems. Offering holistic methods and evidence-based therapy approaches and medications brings balance and harmony to the treatment that we offer our patients. We adhere to the following tenants to inform our practices.
Treating the Patient as a Whole Person, not as a Disease
The physical body is just one aspect of who you are, and who you are is not defined by a specific problem you may be experiencing at this juncture in your life. Your healing will be achieved as it is related to your physical body, thought patterns, inner spirit, energy levels, and engagement with the environment surrounding you.
Encouraging Spiritual Growth and Change
Not being attached to a fixed mindset or method of achieving goals can help rehab be the healing journey for you as an individual.
A Belief That the Body Possesses Innate Healing Abilities
Listening to your body’s natural rhythm and being in tune with what it tells you requires you to be mindful, present, and at peace with your surroundings. Your body is strong. However, how you treat it and listen to what it may be trying to tell you it needs will help dictate how far you can go in your sobriety journey.
Benefits of Holistic Healing
Holistic healing is an ancient approach that emphasizes renewing and caring for the mind, body, and spirit. The practice of holism dates back to at least 2500 years ago. In holistic healing, practitioners believe in empowering the patient with knowledge. This knowledge can aid them in making their own healthy choices on what is truly best for them. The type of holistic treatment options available will vary. The practitioner can develop a plan based on the best possible combination of therapeutic options. Standard holistic healing options include acupuncture, massage, nutritional counseling, yoga, and mediation.
Typical benefits that individuals have claimed to gain on holistic healing programs include:
- Increased energy
- More balanced moods
- Better decision making and increased self-control, including greater control over addiction
- A better body image
- Increased emotional awareness
- More satisfying relationships
- Spiritual growth and a sense of purpose
- Increased mental clarity
As you can see, the benefits of holistic healing appear to extend beyond addiction recovery.
Find Holistic Healing Options for Addiction at Red Oak Recovery® Today
In holistic care, practitioners provide a wide range of treatment options to address your health problem from an unconventional perspective. If you’re searching for just the right fit in treatment, and you’d like to try a more comprehensive or unique approach, please call Red Oak Recovery® today at 866.457.7590.