In the western world we tend to chase symptoms. This means when we get ill, we tend to treat the symptoms, rather than the underlying cause. Holistic therapies look at the body as a whole, aiming to prevent illness as well as treat it.
Many holistic therapies believe the disease happens when there is an imbalance in the body. Indeed, many complementary therapies look to restore balance as a priority.
When looking for potential culprits, the following are some of the most common:
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2. Structural misalignment (subluxation)
The spinal cord and brain are connected to the rest of the body by spinal nerves. The spinal column and nerve roots are protected by the spine (the vertebrae). When the vertebrae are all aligned, the nerves are free to carry information around the body.
When they become misaligned however, the nerve messages can become compromised, affecting organ function. Seeking help from a chiropractor can ensure your spine stays aligned and healthy.
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4. Trapped emotions
Bottling up your emotions can lead to stress and anxiety, both of which can lead to poor physical health. Energy therapies like Reiki aim to detect trapped emotions and release them to help boost health and well-being.