Holistic medicine for back pain is often confused with some form of New Age treatment. Holistic medicine is defined as treatment aimed at improving the overall general health of the patient by targeting physical, emotional, psychological, cultural and environmental problems.
Holistic practitioners are very wise to understand the links between the body, mind, spirit and circumstances. All contributing health factors will be addressed, not just the specific problem or complaint. Basically, modern western medicine is extremely focused on separating the body into individually components and focusing on treating disease or injury as separate conditions apart from overall health. It also basically ignores the mental and emotional aspects of humanity to a large degree. Holistic care is the opposite. Holistic treatment considers all parts of the human condition and focuses on the creation of wellness, rather than the treatment of disease or injury as separate entities.
Holistic medicine has been practiced for thousands of years in societies all around the world. This essay takes a look at holistic practices used to treat dorsalgia.
Holistic doctors realize that illness is more than just a physical problem. The body is not merely a machine that can be overhauled to optimum performance regardless of mental or spiritual function. The body is an extension of the self, which includes emotional and psychological components.
In order for a person to be truly healthy, the mind, body and spirit must all function well together. In this regard, holistic care certainty qualifies to be called mindbody medicine. This is the exact type of treatment that needs to be applied in order to resolve the common incidence of psychological back pain, since purely-physical modalities tend to perpetuate and worsen these complicated symptomatic syndromes.
Holistic medicine is the opposite of symptomatic treatment. Rather than merely treating the manifestations of illness or injury, the holistic method treats all the underlying causes of the condition. In essence, holistic medicine seeks to correct a health problem by eliminating all the factors that might cause the condition. The actual complaint will be the last problem to heal, since the underlying causes must be solved first.
Traditional medicine works in the reverse order. The physical complaint is addressed first and the underlying causes might be treated as an afterthought, or not at all.
Some physical treatments offer a partial holistic solution for back pain. Alexander technique and some forms of chiropractic are good examples of holistic methods that address some overall health concerns.
Acupuncture combined with herbology, or better yet, Traditional Chinese Medicine, are treatments which go one step further.
However, the modern form of these treatments still do little to address the psychoemotional conditions responsible for many back pain conditions. There are very few actual holistic options for relieving back pain, since virtually all methods focus on the mind, the body or the spirit exclusively, in lieu of covering all bases.
Knowledge therapy is truly a holistic treatment for back pain. The patient is treated with a combination of physical, emotional and mental therapies in order to thoroughly cleanse the body of all contributing sources of back pain. In our so called modern world, we have lost the way to true health by ignoring the emotional and psychological processes that contribute to the function of our physical bodies.
Knowledge therapy is the best example of a holistic back pain treatment that we have seen, although it does tend to concentrate on the psychoemotional, when some patients do require physical modalities of care, as well.
Holistic medicine is preferable to symptomatic relief. It is always better to solve a problem, rather than just putting a bandage on it. A true cure will banish the condition from the patient’s life, while a symptomatic approach will leave the door open for a future recurrence of pain and suffering. Going one step further, it is ideal to find the root source of all health issues and address them there to prevent recurrence or substitute locations of pain and illness.
Holistic medicine for back pain; there is nothing to lose by trying and a real cure to gained by those with patience, perseverance and maybe, a bit of luck.