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Holistic view

of health.
Dr Maharaja SivaSubramanian N
BHMS, Chennai, India.
PG (Hom) Allen College, London.

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Gratitude.

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What I want to share?
- From my personal and professional
experience.
- Where holistic health care is headed to?

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Do I have your permission?

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What is my personal
experience?
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And a quick peek into
my professional
experience.
Holistic view of health. Dr Maharaja SivaSubramanian N
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BHMS, Chennai, India.
PG (Hom) Allen College, London.

Holistic view of health. Dr Maharaja SivaSubramanian N


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BA Psychology.
PG Psychological Counseling.
Transactional Analysis.
MSc Counseling & Psychotherapy
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Specialist in Exercise Therapy,
ISSA, USA.
Fellowship in Sports Sciences,
Medvarsity.
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Master Hypnotist,
With advanced training in
Hypnotic modalities for health resolutions,
Behavioral modification,
Integral spiritual hypnosis,
Integrated Clinical Hypnotherapy,

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Trained under various energy
healing modalities and also an
active energy channel.

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Focusing on health and
re-defining health.

Holistic view of health. Dr Maharaja SivaSubramanian N


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Definition of Health has undergone a lot of changes over the period of human life.
Many have tried to give a tangible definition of health, which is otherwise
considered to be an abstract phenomenon.

When health of an individual is measured using various parameters,


health can be restored & sickness alleviated appropriately.
Before we get on to my definition of health, let us
have a look on few other popular definitions & explanations of health
as proposed by many others along with the development
of the fields related to health-care.

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1 Health is a condition of freedom from non-
curable diseases.
2 Health is a condition of freedom from disease.
3 Health is a condition of physical well being.
4 Health is a condition of psychological well being.
5 Health is a condition of physical, mental & social well-
being & not merely the absence
of disease or infirmity.

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1 Health is a condition of freedom
from non-curable diseases.

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2 Health is a condition of
freedom from disease.

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3 Health is a condition of
physical well being.
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4 Health is a condition of
psychological well being
Holistic view of health. Dr Maharaja SivaSubramanian N
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5 Health is a condition of physical,
mental & social well-being
& not merely the absence
of disease or infirmity.
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1 Physical fitness.
2 Mental preparedness.
3 Emotional appropriateness.
4 Social connectedness.
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5 Environmental stability.
6 Economic abundance.
7 Career growth.
8 Nutritional enrichment.
9 Spiritual progression.
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To discuss in further detail, health needs to b
e seen in a higher degree as wellness.
The state or level of health can be discussed
in three levels (especially in reference to
Maslows Hierarchy of needs).

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Level of Disease. In this state, the individual is suffering
from illness. An individual may or may not be able to
take care of his needs in this level.
Focus will be laid on to take care o
f
primary needs of the individual
like treatment, food, water, shelter, etc.
Need for affiliation may also be seen in this level.
Predominantly, the individual may not be able to serve the
society in this state.
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Level of being healthy with absence of disease.
In this state, the individual is relatively
free from illness.
An individual in this state usually is able to
take care of his/her needs.
The individual may also be able to
contribute to a certain degree to the society.
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Level of wellness. This is a level where the individual is healthy in all
the 9 planes and is healthier much beyond just
physical, mental & social well-being.
Individuals in this level are usually good contributors to the society
and are also able to meet the need of self-actualization.
To achieve this level of wellness, emphasis should be laid on
health-care which focuses on treatment of illnesses
along with major emphasis on
preventive care like in the concierge medicine model.

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The following are the benefits for the
patient or the individual
undergoing treatment using
Holistic approach to health & disease;

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1 The person is the main focus in the treatme
nt & not the illness. The patient is treated
as an individual having an illness. This approa
ch helps in handling the treatment according
to the patient & is known as client-
centric treatment.
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2 This approach helps to also focus
on the cause of the illness,
which can also be
treated thus helping
prevent relapses.
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3 Being a holistic approach, the emphasis is also on
prevention along with treatment.
Prevention is always better in all ways, including
being a cost-effective approach as
compared to treatment after occurrence of illness.

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4 Instead of treating the patient
from a state of illness,
the emphasis is to promote
wellness of the individual.
This approach adheres to the achievement of
the health level to
a better appropriate level
as explained by various definitions of health.
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Few case studies.
1. Case of genetic illness tendency.
2. Alcoholism.
3. Career dissatisfaction.

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Two major benefits.
1. Being able to add to the health quotient to a
greater degree, including ancestral healing.
2. Scope beyond conventional health care to
helping clients create life of design.

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Physical fitness. Physical fitness can be explained as a state
where the individual has little or no pain and
is able to do their personal work without discomfort.
The state where the individual is not prevented from
engaging in an activity due to physical disability.
Some of the
important aspects of physical health are
hydration, exercise or physical activity level, and sleep.

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Mental preparedness. Mental preparedness can be explained as a m
ental state
where the individual has an acceptable thought pattern system
which consists of beliefs which are
constructive, exhibit characters of equality,
& are devoid of selfishness.
The individual should
have a thought pattern of possibility thinking
which should have beliefs which are clear,
rational & realistically optimistic.
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Some of the important aspects of
mental health are
creativity, focus, mental preparation,
positive attitude, positive self talk,
realistic optimism,
time management, visualization.
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Emotional appropriateness. is a state
concerned with the individual has
appropriate value system,
ability to feel & express
emotions appropriately,
adequately & rationally in a healthy manner.
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S ome of the important
aspects of emotional health are
empathy, enjoyment, gratitude,
interpersonal effectiveness,
openness, patience, self-confidence, self-
regulation, trust.
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Social connectedness. the amount of
connected feeling & affiliation of the individu
al in a healthy manner with himself/herself,
the individuals family,
& with the society at large.

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In this state of well-
being, the individual will be
in a state of ease in both
giving & receiving appropriately.
It is also the comfortable blending
with the concerned social culture.
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Some of the important aspects of social
health a re aligned,
celebratory, complementary,
connectedness,
interpersonal encounter, sociability.
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Environmental stability. the role played by the
environment in developing the individuals health
& potential,
as explained by the
nature-nurture concept
of developmental psychology.

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T he environment of the individual
should be in such a way that it should
first stabilize the life of the individual & then promotes
the growth & development of the individual in all ways.
The environment includes geographic, political,
socio-economic, society, etc.

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S ome of the important aspects of
environmental health are cleaner,
ergonomic, greener, nurturing,
promoting growth,
spacious.
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Economic abundance. the state which
every individual should achieve & maintain that
they have enough wealth to meet their
needs, & also are able to contribute in generating wealth
for the welfare of the society.
It can also be explained in a way that no individual should
be restricted from achieving appropriate
goals or from satisfying appropriate needs due to shortage
of wealth.
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ealth will include
W
economics of all materialistic things, principal
ly being money, and secondary being other
material resources. Some of the important as
pects of economic health are stability,
security, freedom,
abundance, prosperity-enhancing.
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Career growth. a situation in relation
to occupation of a
healthy individual
where they are able to
express themselves in a
self-actualizing mode.
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determined by the amount of job satisfaction;
the prospective growth opportunities in the job
which will enable the individual to meet self needs
of various forms
like money, relationship,
social status, significance, security, etc;
& an avenue to express by working on their p
assion
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Some of the important aspects of car
eer health are existential,
experiential, expertise,
growth oriented, knowing about, sati
sfaction, value adding service.
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Nutritional enrichment. a healthy state where the
individual is able
to have appropriate balanced nutrition
to take care of their health needs.
Nutrition which improves health in all planes of health
instead of a diet which focuses only on
physical health.

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Nutrition which is neither below the needed
levels nor exceeding
the needed levels,
but maintained in a balanced level,
enriching the individual for higher level of
wellness.
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Some of the important aspects of
nutritional health are
balanced diet, ergogenic,
supplementation,
hydration, love-enriched.
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Spiritual progression. The sum of all parts or planes of health
discussed above is the
overall functional definition of health according to me. When all the
parts of health are
functionally in a healthy manner, spiritually also,
the person can be said as to be in a healthy
state.

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Focusing on the above mentioned eight functi
onal aspects of health will help the
individual to get to a higher state of
health or wellness
and promotes the individual to a state
of self-actualization.
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Some of the important aspects of
spiritual health are courage,
equanimity, excellence, fellowship,
flow-state, integrity, peace,
self-realization and
self-actualization, service to others.
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Few more thoughts.

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