Jan Christian Smuts introduced
the term "Holism" in 1926. Its origin is the ancient Greek word "holos,"
meaning "whole". The Oxford Dictionary defines holism as "the
theory that certain wholes are to be regarded as greater than the sum of their
parts." This same dictionary defines holistic medicine as "treating
the whole person, including mental and social factors rather than just the
symptoms of a disease."
Holistic Medicine/ Holistic approch to health
The phenomenal advancement of modern medicine has led to increasing super
specialization. As a result, human beings are often viewed as a conglomeration
of organs. It is crucial to understand ourselves as multidimensional beings
possessing body, mind and spirit. All are inextricably connected, and a dynamic
balance of all three is essential for real well-being. Holistic medicine views
the patient in totality as a human being, in the context of his or her
surroundings. Thus, treatment is based on the physical, psychological, social,
nutritional, environmental and spiritual needs of that individual.
HOLISTIC PHYSICIAN The United Nations World Health Organization (W.H.O.) defines
health as "a state of complete physical, mental and social well being, and
not merely the absence of disease or infirmity". The paradigm shift that is
occurring is from a medical doctor who merely treats diseases to a holistic
physician who improves health. The approach is prevention of illness, early
intervention and boosting one's immune system with natural medicines that are
safe and have little or no side effects. Here the credibility of the doctor
treating you is of the utmost importance. One of the primary roles of the
holistic healer is that of a human catalyst who encourages the remarkable innate
capacity of the body to heal itself.
The fundamental principle underlying Holistic Treatment is that the natural
defense and immune system of an individual when strengthened, has the potential
to heal and prevent diseases. The Holistic approach nevertheless combines the
pick of the past, interlaced with the best of the present and prepares you for
the future, giving you a comprehensive insight into the hitherto unknown areas
of your system.
mind is an important and integral part of the human being. The mind mediates
between the inner and outer world. It is powerful and yet vulnerable, and any
ailment can manifest itself in both the psychic and somatic spheres. At SAHAYA,
we help equip you to handle and overcome the stress that invariably comes your
way, thus avoiding both mental and physical illness. We help you gain control
over yourself and over the causes and the symptoms of stress. Meditation, deep
relaxation techniques and yogasanas improve concentration and help in providing
clarity of thought. Medicated herbal oils and massotherapy helps focus the mind,
while acupressure leads to an improved understanding of the flow of energy
The human body needs to be rejuvenated from
time to time. Repetitive and routine work takes its toll on your body. Perennial
ailments such as aches, fatigue, etc., are incorrectly accepted as part of the
misery of daily life. It need not be this way - isn't it time to experience
lightness in your body that allows you to sail through your regular routine? At
SAHAYA, we pamper your body. Muscular tension is released through
energy-balancing massage, and the whole system is refreshed with the help of
hydrotherapy, vegetable and mudpacks. Touch therapy is one of many forms
available at the centre that lead to a profound rejuvenation
The real source of energy is more powerful
than the mind or body. The inner self needs to be at peace, contented and in a
state of radiant health. Harness your potential and your inner power. Move into
the realm of personal transformation - synchronize your mind, body and spirit
and tap your inner strengths. Begin your search for health, wholeness and
meaning with us here at SAHAYA by leaving behind the hectic pace of modern life.
Come to SAHAYA and restore harmony, soothe your mind, uplift your spirit and
enhance your feeling of well-being.