Holistic Approach To Therapy
Early western cartesian and newtonian scientist, philosophers and the church had a huge influence in studying and treating the mind, body and spirit separately. The mind was the realm of the psychiatrists and psychologists, the body was the realm of the physicians and surgeons, and the spirit was the realm of religion and the church. This was a deviation from the traditional medicines of the celts and the eastern traditions such as Yoga, Ayurveda, Taoism and traditional Chinese medicine which are based on principles of holism where all parts are understood to be connected and arise from the whole.
The newtonian approach to science was disrupted when new insights in the quantum world came full circle when scientist found the matter and energy are one. With the instruments and techniques to discover what was happening at a biochemical level the illusion of separation dissolves.
"Most psychologists treat the mind as disembodied, a phenomenon with little or no connection to the physical body. Conversely, physicians treat the body with no regard to the mind or the emotions. But the body and mind are not separate, and we cannot treat one without the other." Dr Candace Pert Neuroscientist and Biochemist
The world of matter, mind and spirit is one and holistic therapy treats in this way.