Written by Jeelan Bilal-Gore
Galileo’s Assistant III by Bellissimo Art
Wellness can’t be decoupled from health. The healthcare industry’s recognition of the need to promote overall wellness—rather than mostly focusing on the repair of the body—can be seen as a perspectival shift that gives it impetus. This integrative approach seeks to foster optimal health and wellness with
“particular awareness of a person’s physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual dimensions and needs…[It] combines the strengths of conventional medicine with effective and safe approaches in complementary and alternative medicine: botanicals and natural products, mind-body-spirit interventions, manipulative and body-based therapies, energy therapies, and whole medical systems” like traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurveda (Rollins, Arts, Health & Wellness – Americans for the Arts, 81-83).
As a result, healthcare settings aren’t the only places that advance wellness. People have an increasingly wider choice of settings that help them to achieve equilibrium, restoration, stress-reduction, and personal growth.
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