The Whole is Greater Than the Sum of its Parts
Each of us is made up of many interactive systems. Being healthy in mind and body happens when these systems work together harmoniously. Often, we humans separate one part of one system and work on it to make it function better. This is not the best route to take because it does not take care of the whole problem and the whole problem is the problem.
Almost everyone, sooner or later, has a lower back ache. Is it purely caused by the muscles, nerves and bones in your lower back? No! There are many interactive mental and physical systems which cause it to exist. Since we use the same body to express our mood, attitude, and meaning and things like anxiety and anger cause tension in our muscles, the psychosomatic (mind-body) connection is always involved. Moreover, like the truth of the old song, “the knee bone is connected to the..,” no part of the body acts in isolation from the rest.
Back aches can be caused or made worse from stress, the way you walk and stand, a
nutritional problems, overweight, etc. All your systems and parts are always working together. The whole is indeed greater than the sum of the parts! The integration of the body and mind systems and parts can be addressed to become healthier.
Experts from various holistic disciplines at Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center work together to improve the “whole self.” Our programs address stress, emotions, nutrition, lifestyle, movement, alignment, energy, and so much more. Applying this added power of an “integrative approach” to a physical, mental, emotional concern will assure your success!
Betsy Wetzig, Originator of Coordination Pattern™ Breakthru Training