Mind Body Spirit relates to the holistic medicine approach of the mind being the mental level, body being the physical and emotional level, and Spirit being the spiritual level. Sometimes it is referred to Mind Body, in which the mind is the mental and spiritual level, body is the emotional and physical level as well as the economic and social levels. The Mind, Body or Mind, Body, Spirit holistic medicine alternative approach has been scientifically documented as successful by The Center for Mind-Body Medicine with post traumatic stress syndrome clients in countries subjected to war.
Up to eighty percent of their clients had positive changes working holistically on all these levels for a month and clients maintained high levels of function up to seven months later when followed up in the study.
Holistic medicine, holistic therapies, alternative medicine works to balance the Mind Body Spirit as opposed to the conventional medical model that deals only with the physical symptom on the physical level. This may alleviate symptoms quite quickly but, then what happens?
A doctor named Dr. Reckeweg became a homeopathic doctor after he did extension research and even wrote it up in a book how antibiotics suppress the bacteria, say in pneumonia, or strep throat, and the obvious symptoms go away, but actually the person has a deeper, more dangerous toxicity level that the body has to find new ways to rid of the toxins. The strep and staph bacteria often goes into the bones and teeth. The body tries five ways to detox itself and then hides the toxic build up in tumors, such as in cancer to save the heart. The client with the strep condition or pneumonia went from a phase 2 toxicity healthy level to a phase 6 cancer level being unable to heal itself with its own body energy. He changed to being a doctor of homeopathy to help people use homeopathy, light vibration medicine to detox the bacteria. So this is an example of conventional body medicine and how the obvious
symptoms going away, is not a deep healing on all levels and at some point the symptoms come back in another form.
The mind body, or mind body spirit approach is holistic, to correct imbalances on four to six levels, the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, economic, and social. The sources of what created the imbalance and symptoms are recognized, addressed, and resolved. This is what I call healing, although the word healing legally is reserved only for the medical association and medical doctors to use in defining conventional medicine. This is why I say the body is balanced, and corrected to be healthy on all levels. Holistic and alternative therapists need to use this type of language to express the changes in health.
Optimal health is brought about when the mind body spirit is balanced on all 6 levels holistically. Some medical doctors are complementing conventional medicine with alternative medicine and using the mind body spirit approach and able to call this effective healing.