Holistic Terminology Pt 2
There are so many terms related to holistic methods of healing that sometimes it can be daunting to understand
them all. Nevertheless for your own benefit it is important to learn as much as you can about the world of holistic
Body Work Therapy: Body work is a blanket term for a variety of different kinds of massage
treatments. Body work takes into account rubbing, pressing and manipulating the soft tissue and muscles in order to
relax the body and lengthen the muscles which is meant to bring about pain relief. This also encourages the flow of
blood and oxygen to the area that is painful which helps to facilitate a swifter method of healing. Massage
therapists generally use their hands but some also use their feet, forearms and elbows to achieve this end when
working on patients. Body work can also take into account the ever-popular Swedish massage as well as deep tissue
massage, manual lymph drainage and neuromuscular massage. Massage has been shown to be effective for many types of
health problems such as the back, the neck, the shoulders, as well as headaches, bursitis and tendonitis.
Breathing Meditation Therapy: Breathing meditation is a form of meditation that is Asian in
origin and helps to calm and quit an erratic mind. The person doing breathing meditation needs to relax and
concentrate fully on their breathing and to count each breath in a breathing cycle.
Yoga, vipassana, and qigong often make use of these forms of breathing meditation. The process of deep breathing
in this case should be done at least five to ten times and a number of times throughout the day to be as effective
Today's Holistic Tip for Pain
Pain TreatmentAcupuncture has now been successfully used for centuries in many parts of the world. The aim of acupuncture is to balance qi in the body, which is the energy force, or the vital energy in the body and to release chi (the negative energy) in the body if there is an accumulation of it. Acupuncture looks at the body as a whole as opposed to individual parts and believes that if all parts are in harmony then this will contribute to a healthier person overall. Acupuncture makes use of fine, thin sterilized needles placed into strategic spots on the head and human body to help rid the body of pain and to support the body in the healing process. Not all health conditions can be helped by way of acupuncture and not all types of pain can be helped as well. cancer pain relief
Chelation Therapy: Chelation therapy uses what is known as chelating agents such
as for example EDTA in order to get rid of heavy metals from the human body that are of no use to the body at all.
When it comes to conventional Western medicine chelation therapy is put into play in order to treat a case of heavy
metal poisoning, more and more holistic practitioners are using it to help their patients who suffer from coronary
Chiropractic Therapy: Chiropractic (or chiropractic medicine) is a form of
holistic healing that involves the manipulation of the spine in order to unblock nerve signals to the brain and to
facilitate the process of healing. Chiropractic medicine is based on the idea that getting rid of nerve
interference will allow the body to work to its absolute best. Chiropractic treatments have been successfully used
to treat patients who suffer from back pain and problems such as, headaches, inflammation of the nerves, muscle
spasms, carpal tunnel syndrome and a variety of other traumas and injuries.
Diet-Based Therapy: Diet-based therapies make use of many different kinds of diets in order to
improve the state of an individuals health as well as to help a person lose weight and to treat health problems
such as high cholesterol. Some examples of these types of diets include the breatharian, the fruitarianism, the
living foods diet, the macrobiotic lifestyle, the Okinawa diet, the vegan diet, the vegetarian diet, and the low-
fat diet among others.