Health and Holism
The concept of holism has already been applied to ecology and even business. So why is it yet to be applied seriously towards healthcare on a national level? There is a glimmer of hope that this is starting to happen with the NHS “Fit4Life” initiative (www.nhs.uk/change4life). However, it remains to be seen whether healthcare will turn a corner and start seeing symptoms as a communication between mind and body, unconscious and conscious, where a person’s spirituality is taken into consideration, where symptoms are not seen as inconvenient, uncontrollable, chance happenings. Disease can be viewed as part of the process of our personal growth. If it is seen in this light, I believe that the cost of healthcare in this country will tumble.
Written by Sean