What Are Holistic Practices?

The term “holistic practices” is used to describe a wide range of healing practices that fall outside purely pharmaceutical or surgical treatments. Some forms of holistic practices include foot and hand reflexology, mindfulness meditation, guided meditation, and meditation for anxiety. These holistic practices and therapies are a key part of integrative healthcare.

As fear in medicine side effects continues to grow among people, many individuals seek natural approaches to healing. Rather than viewing a person as someone who is sick, holistic practices seek to treat the whole person through focusing on the mind and body connection.

Holistic Therapy Techniques

While it’s important to exercise our bodies, it is extremely important to exercise our mind as well. When you engage in holistic therapy, you are learning how to master your mind and emotions. This enables you to live the best, healthiest life possible.

These are holistic therapies you can try:


All too often, we are caught up in our busy schedules – meeting deadlines, attending social events, fulfilling social roles, and a lot more activities. Because of trying to be efficient in all of these, we often end up unconsciously doing them. But, through mindfulness meditation, you’ll be given help on how to focus on what matters.

Mindfulness meditation is the act of synchronizing your attention to your breathing to be able to connect with what’s happening at the present moment. This simple technique has been shown to reduce stress and pain in people suffering from chronic illnesses like cancer. Doing this technique can help you feel calmer, and it improves sleep, memory, and attention span. The best thing is that you can do it at the comfort of your own home.

Sometimes called guided imagery, this meditation technique can help you form mental images of places or situations that trigger peace, positivity and comfort. The calming images formed gives people a sense of control over their stress and pain. Guided meditation can also strengthen your immune defenses and help fight depression and fatigue. Plus, it helps reduce anxiety, lowers blood pressure, cholesterol, and sugar levels.

At some point in our lives, we’ve all experienced the feeling of anxiety. Of course, to feel anxious because of something is a natural occurrence. For instance, when delivering a speech, being in a championship game, closing a business deal, and a variety of other situations that cause us to have sweaty palms, heart palpitations, and butterflies in the stomach. However, when anxiety becomes characterized with persistent or excessive worry, that’s the time to seek help.

Meditation for anxiety can help you navigate the many ways that anxiety can affect your life. Through meditation, you get to familiarize yourself with anxiety-inducing thoughts, you learn to see them, understand them, and eventually let go of them.

Reflexology is a holistic therapy technique that is based on the principle that one part of the body relates to other parts. Practitioners of reflexology believe that by massaging specific points on the feet and hands, all other body parts can be energized and rejuvenated. 

Reflexologists stimulate these reflex points with special finger and thumb manipulations. Reflexology has many health benefits. These include:

  • Relaxation
  • Improvement of nerve functions
  • Increased blood circulation in the body
  • Improvement of brain power
  • Eliminating body toxins
  • Boosting metabolism and energy level
  • Reducing headaches

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