The studies into Brain or Neuro Plasticity in recent years, have supplied the missing link between the Holistic Natural Therapies, Traditional Eastern Practices on one side, and The Medical System on the other.
Well-researched scientific medical studies have established a new milestone for understanding the importance of Holistic Healing; seeing the brain, the mind and the rest of the body working as a whole, and not as separate entities.
Considering the whole patient, not just their symptoms. Introducing the brain, and the importance of plasticity into the mind of all practitioners.
The foremost stumbling block for Holistic Practitioners to be recognised by the "Modern Western Medicine System", is their concept and philosophy that Body and Brain are separate entities.
For Holistic Health Practitioners the direct opposite holds true; the Body and Brain are understood as one entity, and therefore all healing and therapies are focused on a holistic principle rather than treating a body system, or part in isolation.
The science of Brain Plasticity or Neuro Plasticity, has proven that the concept of being whole,"Holistic" holds true, and therefore:
Brain Plasticity has always been a concept within the Holistic Health System, however, the term obviously is new and with that comes a new perspective and focus, to view many traditional age old healing techniques in a new light.
Holistic Therapists have a special affiliation with brain plasticity, and are well equipped to develop and using Brain Changing Therapy Techniques.
Feldenkrais Method - a unique system of sensory motor learning. Dr Moshe Feldenkrais (1904-1984), could be attributed with being one the first to devise a therapy by recognising brain plasticity. - Awareness Through Movement ® (ATM) and Functional Integration FI.
Traditional Chinese / Japanese Medicine - Acupuncture. The emphasis here is on energy pathways.
Practitioners of: Relaxation - Meditation and Visualisation. - The emphasis here is on mind changing techniques, intense effort to think, concentrate or visualisation,all methods have mind altering qualities, which in turn will change brain function.
*The same can be said of another holistic part, the "Spiritual Part", including specific Religious or Spiritual practices, such as; Prayers, Mantras and Meditation.
Hypnotists, Counsellers- The emphasis is on MInd Changing Techniques - creating new patterns of dealing with problems, creating new brain pathways.
Neuro LInguistic Programming - NLP - influencing brain change by mind-stimuli.
Naturopathy - The emphasis here is the re-connection of mind and body, by facilitating the nutrients needed while encouraging lifestyle change, like stress reduction with relaxation and meditation techniques, as well as Prevention.
Yoga Teachers - Yoga helps brain plasticity, cognitive function, and seen as a tool for body and mind improvement as for prevention.
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Canungra Holistic Naturopath
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* Disclaimer - Any general advice given in any article should not be relied upon and should not be taken as a substitute for visiting a qualified medical Doctor.
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