What is Holistic Health?

Holistic Health is a system of preventative care that takes into account the whole individual and acknowledges an individual’s responsibility for his or her well-being, as well as all the social, psychological, and environmental influences that affect health.  This may include aspects such as nutrition, exercise, and mental relaxation.

The Triad of Health lists the three basic causes of health problems.  They are structural, chemical, and mental, with structure as the base of the triad. Literally, all health problems, whether functional or pathological, are involved with one part or all parts of the triad. This is not new to chiropractic, as its founder, D.D. Palmer states in his text, The Science, Art, and Philosophy of Chiropractic, “The determining causes of disease are traumatism, poison and autosuggestion.” AK enables the doctor to evaluate the triad’s functional balance and direct therapy toward the imbalanced side or sides.

The physician who is aware of the triad of health, and evaluates every patient for all three sides, increases his ability to find the basic underlying cause of a patient´s health problem. AK skills are developed and approved by the International College of Applied Kinesiology Board of Standards.

These skills are refined from many disciplines including Chiropractic, Osteopathy, Medicine, Dentistry, Acupuncture, Biochemistry, Psychology, Homeopathy, and Naturopathy etc.  Members of these professions share knowledge through the publications and conferences of the International College of Applied Kinesiology (ICAK).  


--from www.icakusa.com

 

Triad of Health


The Triad of Health



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“We never know how far reaching something we may think, say, or do will affect the lives of millions tomorrow.”

Dr. BJ Palmer, Developer of Chiropractic
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