Psychosomatic means mind (psyche) and body (soma). A psychosomatic disorder is an illness that connects the mind and body. This occurs in such a way that the physiological functioning of the body is affected by the psychological tensions that either cause a disease or worsen the pre-existing disease in a person. An improper stimulation of the autonomic nervous system, which regulates the functions of the internal organs, is responsible for the evolution of this disorder and leads to impairment of the functional organs. Some physical diseases are thought to be particularly prone to being made worse by mental factors such as stress and anxiety. Your mental state can affect how bad a physical disease is at any given time.
To an extent most diseases are psychosomatic – involving both mind and body. There is a mental aspect to every physical disease. How we react to disease and how we cope with disease vary greatly from person to person. There can be physical effects from mental illness. For example, with some mental illnesses you may not eat, or take care of yourself very well which can cause physical problems.
How is the STEPS Program customized for an individual?
First, a comprehensive health analysis is performed using the Health-O-Meter assessment, that takes into account all the factors involved in contributing to health imbalances. Experts from relevant fields perform evaluation regarding personality type, contributing stress factors, core beliefs, coping ability and mechanism, lifestyle, sleep quality, laboratory investigations, body type and body structure. A compilation of these expert opinions generates the Health-O-Meter report that helps decide the selection of appropriate therapies to be employed, set health goals to be achieved and a treatment timeline. Periodic reassessments are done and treatments adjusted accordingly by the expert team to ensure the individual is on the right healing path till a balanced health state is achieved.
What therapies are utilized in the STEPS Program?
A customized treatment plan might include a combination of Homeopathy, Ayurveda, Structural Integration Physiotherapy, Reflexology, Nutrition plan, Yoga, and PhiloLife therapy sessions.