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The term Holistic Health or Holistic Healing comes from the word whole, meaning complete. There is no one universal definition for Holistic Health, but there seems to be a common thread that runs through all of the definitions of Holistic Health. That is, to look at the self from a whole (holistic) perspective and to understand the mind, body and spirit connection and the importance of balancing all aspects.
The definition of holistic health is simple and inclusive. It is your overall state of wellness on all levels of your being: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. It covers the health of your entire being and extends to your resources, environment and relationships.
The World Health Organization’s definition on Health is ‘A state of complete physical, mental and social well being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.’ Sustainable approaches towards health development must be holistic taking into account all the factors that influence health. The millennium development goals for health, the targets and the indicators are also to be looked at.
News Events & Activities of Health Promotion Trust
Mumbai: Archdiocese's health trust promotes natural remedies in Covid times
MUMBAI: For nearly 12 years since 2010, remote tribal villages as well as poor urban communities of Mumbai, Raigad and Dharavi Islands (not the suburb in Mumbai) have benefited from a nature cure programme devised by the Archdiocese of Bombay. An NGO named Health Promotion Trust (HPT) uses home remedies and herbal concoctions to keep common diseases at bay lest they aggravate and overwhelm the family's meagre resources. A recent impact assessment study by HPT showed how ordinary households find home remedies useful. Medical facilities are often located far from remote communities. Moreover, nature cure is cheap and affordable, and eschews the side effects of chemicals. READ MORE
Health Promotion Trust’s Successes at the Grassroots
Soaring costs of medicines, laboratory tests and hospitalisation trap the marginalised and the impoverished in urban and rural communities in an endless loop of debt, poor healthcare, and an extremely diminished quality of life. In 2010, the Health Promotion Trust (HPT) of the Archdiocese of Bombay determined that education and empowerment at the grassroots is the only compassionate response to lift people out of this pit of hopelessness and despair. Hence HPT began the last decade with a grassroots-centred mission statement: "To ensure better health awareness, strengthen existing health facilities, ensure accountability of the health administration, and lay more emphasis on preventive health by encouraging holistic health therapies for the poor and the marginalised."
Arogyasevikas: Grassroot Soldiers of Health and Wellness
Over the years, India has experienced a major shift in its healthcare approaches. Once viewed as a cradle for the practice and promotion of traditional and natural measures of healthcare, India has now become one of the largest consumers of commercial healthcare products and services. Despite this, the rural and urban healthcare landscape is characterised by deep disparities in the quality and affordability of, and accessibility to, healthcare services. READ MORE