In the Traditional Chinese Medicine theory, a holistic perspective or a whole body approach should be exercised in a medical practice. Meanwhile, the philosophy behind naturopathic medicine is the belief that a human being is not just our physical body but an integrated whole of body, mind, emotions and spirit. It is like a spider web, when one part is pulled, all the other parts of the net will be inevitably affected, what affects one of our organs will eventually affect the whole. Stress lurks behind many diseases, and vise verse, body issues weaken the spirit.
Many clients come to the detox office for physical illness. Whether it is for the weight loss, skin tone improvement, chronic fatigue or other health issues, however, often the cases are they are found to have psychological bearing behind the physical symptoms, yet clients may not be aware of it. During the colon detoxing, an experienced colon hydrotherapist would certainly witness the strong connection between mind and body. When a client has difficulties in releasing toxins, he/she is often holding on tight on the emotional level. Find one way or another to resolve the emotional stress will help significantly the physical illness, or quicken the recovery process.
Our body reacts under the stress by releasing more hormones needed to cope with the difficult situation, which affects body in a cellular level. When body is undergoing a detoxing process, a client should also be experiencing a cleansing of the mind, emotions simultaneously; the mind and body connection in the detoxing process should be addressed as well.
People may seek for relief of the stress in eating unhealthy food; this is how the digestive system problems start. The disturbed feelings often end up gulping down coffee, sugar, processed food or unbalanced diet. Even though, the repressed feelings are temporarily relieved to a certain degree, it will not go away on its own; it comes back and haunts again once there is a trigger.
Plato, the one of most famous, respected, and influential philosophers of all time, stated: “The cure of the part should not be attempted without treatment of the whole. No attempt should be made to cure the body without the soul, and therefore, if the head and the body are to be healthy, you must begin by curing the mind. This is the first thing. Let no one persuade you to cure the head until he has first given you his soul to be cured. For this is the great error of our day in the treatment of the human body, that physicians first separate the soul from the body.“
The detoxification of the body should also be a cleansing process on the emotional and spiritual level.