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 APPROACH 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.
The United Nations World Health Organisation (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 defence 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.
The 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 Soukya, 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 within.
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 a lightness in your body that allows you to sail through your regular routine? At Soukya, 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 - synchronise your mind, body and spirit and tap your inner strengths. Begin your search for health, wholeness and meaning with us here at SOUKYA by leaving behind the hectic pace of modern life. The ambience at SOUKYA is steeped in beauty, serenity, and nature. Come to SOUKYA and restore harmony, soothe your mind, uplift your spirit and enhance your feeling of well-being.