The concept of integrative medicine has been around for millennia’s. Many evolving cultures around the world have always considered health and wellbeing to be holistic and all-inclusive. It was commonly recognised and accepted that people’s physical, emotional and spiritual well-being is connected to the social cultural group, the environment within which people live and access to resources.
In recent decades, integrative medicine has increasingly gained popularity as we begin to move forward and away from the conventional narrow minded biomedical understanding of diseases. Healthcare professional are gradually taking a more holistic approach to treating patients, and are no longer just focusing on treating symptoms of a disease. Another important aspect of holistic integrative medicine is to focus on early prevention of dis-eases as inner life-resources and resilience are developed and a healthy living and working space established.
Integrative medicine promotes and practices a holistic approach that additionally takes into account the psycho-cultural aspects and lifestyle habits of a person. Such an approach uses a combination of modern healthcare practices and traditional health knowledge systems to assess, diagnose, treat and support a person to improving their life quality. Health practitioners work towards treating the whole person rather than just symptoms and disease. For most the mind, body, and soul, as well as personal lifestyle factors of each person are taken into consideration.
Health and wellbeing is a unique, very personal individual journey and experience which requires a diverse range of individualised support mechanisms. A “One size fits all approach” can miss important information and opportunities and result in delayed or incomplete healing and wellbeing. In fact, there is an abundance of holistic treatment approaches which are comprehensive and commonly include a diverse range of applications. Such modalities may include Naturopathy, Homeopathy, Multi-Integrative Kinesiology, Bowen Therapy, Osteopathy, Craniosacral Therapy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Herbal Medicines, Trauma Healing, Counselling, Yoga, Shiatsu, Hypnosis, Aquatic Treatments, Massage, Prana Healing, Reiki, Meditation, Shamanic Practices and with many more to continue this list.
Feng Shui is concerned with the physical home and working environment and its importance within the space of holistic health is unfortunately often overlooked.
Feng Shui applies the principle of balance and requires a consideration of Yin and Yang along with the Five Elements (Fire, Earth, Wind, Water and Wood). In order to create Good Feng Shui it is important that all elements become aligned with our unique innate personality so that a sustainable harmonious flow of Chi (Life-Force Energy) is created. However, some holistic health advocates and practitioners suggest that the home or office is a reflection of the person´s innate wellbeing and vice versa. From that view point it is therefore important to provide healing and wellbeing to both the person and the home and/or work environment to achieve maximum health, wealth and harmony.
KP∞Unity values each individual person, and team member, including their unique circumstances. We have a strong focus on co-designing personal holistic healthy lifestyles that suits and supports each person’s individual needs towards living a more rewarding and enjoyable life.
At KP∞Unity we touch briefly on some important topics; However, we do acknowledge that there are many other areas and integrative concepts that support improving personal health and wellbeing. Over the years we have identified that personal living space, food, product and consumer choices, workplace environment, self-belief systems and mind-sets all critically influence our wellbeing and quality of life outcomes. Many of these elements interplay and influence us daily which we can only address effectively, and to our personal benefit, when we become more aware of these and address them.
Team members with KP∞Unity will receive invitations and opportunities to participate in our holistic health retreats and face-to-face wellbeing workshops where expert practitioners and guest speakers will offer support, guidance and individualised treatments. Additionally, our personal conversations and discussion groups remain an ongoing open forum for members to share their experiences, challenge, and successes, and of course ask questions.