Elements of Wellness
Physical : Diet, Physical activity, Health screening and examinations.
Emotional: Adjust to life’s change, Be optimistic, Cope with stress, Enjoy life.
Mental: Continue life long learning, Learn from life experiences, Use creativity to solve problems.
Social: Affection, Communication, Honesty, Interaction with others, Loyalty
Spiritual: Believe in a higher authority, Practice religious beliefs, Values ethics and morals give meaning to life
Practices that Promote Wellness
Good nutrition: Functions of good nutrition, Provides heat, Promotes growth, Repairs tissue, Regulates body processes.
Physical activity: Regular physical activity increases fitness level, Plays a role in prevention of chronic illness, Helps control abnormal cholesterol, diabetes and obesity.
Health screenings and examinations
Stress management: Avoid, Alter, Accept, Adapt
Self Destructive Behavior
Drug, alcohol, and tobacco abuse
Irresponsible sexual behavior
Unhealthy eating habits
Exposure to lead
Exposure to carcinogens
Manipulation of the spine, otherjoints, and soft tissues
Based on a theory of vertebral subluxation (lost its normal position)
Treatment also includes: Exercise, Health, and lifestyle counseling
Traditional or folk medicine practice based on the use of plants and their extracts.
Most commonly used CAM except prayer.
Standardization of purity and dosage is not mandated in the U. S.
Manipulation of superficial layers of tissue to enhance function and promote relaxation.
Involves acting on and manipulating the body with: Pressure, Tension, Motion, Vibration.
Use based on client demand perceived effectiveness
Over 80 different modalities
Any process that helps a person to relax.
Formal and passive exercises:
Combination of exercise methods