Recovery programs come in many varieties, and most base their program on traditional Western medicine concepts that we are all familiar with. Unfortunately, many programs concentrate on only the treatment of addiction. This treatment is necessary, but treating merely the visible signs of a problem does not get to the base of what caused the problem in the first place. It also doesn’t treat every aspect of the human being that is seeking help. Traditional Western medicine is designed to treat the illness, not the person. This leaves out a very important element in treatment. A holistic treatment program can take regular treatment much further, especially when the holistic therapy is combined with scientific knowledge that has proven to be effective. Let’s take a look at holistic therapy and how it can help create a better, more thorough recovery environment.
Mental Health & Holistic Therapy
It is believed that every human being is a mixture of mind, body, and spirit, and it is only when these three things are all healthy and balanced, the person is at their highest form. When one of the elements is suffering, it throws the others out of balance, which is when illness occurs. In order to heal physical illness, a holistic treatment program seeks to treat all three of these areas. The doctors blend the best of Western medicine with Chinese therapies and other alternative therapy methods to heal the entire being, not just the physical.
Why Does A Holistic Treatment Program Work?
A holistic treatment program has a better chance of healing because it considers that physical illness does not occur in a vacuum. While modern drugs may be able to curb the symptoms of a mental illness or take the edge off of cravings, they can’t provide something to fill the space left behind. Alternative therapy such as yoga or meditation can help the person learn to calm anxiety and manage thoughts that can lead to returning to harmful behaviors. When you then add in physical training, the body becomes stronger. This creates a spiritual sense of well-being that makes it easier to avoid harmful physical activities, creating a healthier body. The three play in an endless circle that continuously strives to bring the person to a higher, healthier place. In this place, better decisions can be made, and alternate coping mechanisms can be learned.
More Than Just a Disorder
Holistic therapy recognizes that you are so much more than your illness. Addiction or mental health disorders are only symptoms of a mind and body that has become out of balance. You are greater than both, and any addiction program must see the person to cure the symptoms. By reaching deep to find the cause and balancing that, chances of lasting recovery are much greater. By combining the best of what science has determined works, you are giving yourself the greatest gift in the world, the chance to be your best self. And that is something everyone deserves.
Viewpoint Dual Recovery Center
Here at Viewpoint Dual Recovery Center, we believe our clients are complex humans that need healing in many areas of their selves. From the moment you reach out to Viewpoint Dual Recovery Center at 855.746.3633, you will get the sense of how much you are valued by our staff. Talk with us about how our blend of traditional and alternative therapy may offer the best treatment to get you or your loved one on the path to recovery. The path won’t always be an easy one, but with a strong mind, body, and soul, you will have the strength to navigate it. A brighter future is just a phone call away.