As you know I consider nutrition together with specific supplements the foundation or cornerstone of achieving and maintaining abundant (holistic) health. However, there are many other approaches which really get results in addition to having great – or nearly great – nutrition (after all, who is perfect?!). Combining modalities is, in my opinion, a great option as you can reap benefits from all that you engage in at the same time and enhance your health outcome.
For example, in the course Addiction – Holistic Treatment: Do We Always Need More Drugs? we examine holistic treatment approaches to spiritual, cognitive, emotional, and physical effects of the addictive process. In the course Prevention – Holistic Strategies for Healthy Living & Avoiding Substance Use we look at 10 different types of approaches to get healthy and more importantly – staying healthy. These include the diet we consume – addictive and processed foods, our moods, behavior and social life (yes, that counts too!), brain function, spirituality, that all-important topic of movement (couch potatoes like me, please read!), and this culminates in keeping everything in balance. It may seem like a daunting task to keep so much together, and remembering Rome wasn’t built in a day, it can be done. In fact, it is being done every day in this country and others. You can be one of these people!
Another example is the use of sounds therapeutically. In an experiment using low frequency sound stimulation, study participants got highly significant improvements in their fibromyalgia. Pain was reduced to the extent that medication was able to be reduced or eliminated completely. In another study, Tibetan singing bowl sounds were examined for therapeutic use on participants’ moods, well-being, and specific tension. Levels of fatigue, depression were reduced, and measures of spirituality increased.
Apparently, there are expanding numbers of research studies appearing in the scientific literature on the topic of vibroacoustic (or sound) therapy. It was been used extensively on a global basis for many, many years in clinical settings. Some conditions that are known to have improved are fibromyalgia, head and neck pain, overall pain management, symptoms of MS (multiple sclerosis), Parkinson’s disease, and disorders involving moods like depression and anxiety.
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And – as always – have a very holistically healthy and happy day!
Dr. Donna Poppendieck (Dr. P) has over 30 years of experience in the mental health care field. She is a seasoned college professor and instructor for providers. She uses credible, proven holistic health strategies in instruction for parents of children with mental health challenges looking for another approach as well as healthcare providers seeking to implement or understand holistic strategies.