Monday, October 7, 2013

Achieving Optimal Health Through Wellness

Wellness is a term that is generally used to describe a healthy balance of the mind, body and spirit that results in an overall feeling of well-being. Wellness can also be described as a conscious and continuous pursuit of living life to its fullest potential.

The wellness approach to health requires us to look at the underlying causes of any disturbance or disruption and make whatever interventions and lifestyle modifications that would optimize the conditions for normal function.

When the body is working properly, it tends to heal more effectively, no matter what the condition.  When the body heals and maintains itself well, there is another level of health achieved. A level of health that goes beyond just being "asymptomatic" or "pain-free." There is an open-ended opportunity for vitality, and an enhanced experience of life. This is what I call achieving optimal health using the wellness approach.

I truly believe our bodies have a tremendous ability to heal, if just given a chance.
                    ~Harriet Neely Davis, MD

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