A Whole Person Approach to Health and Healing

Since 1977, the National Institute of Whole Health, has been the pioneers and researchers in the field of whole health and whole person care. We offer the only nationally and professionally accredited, Whole Health Education®  program in the country. 

A Whole Person Health approach views five (5) essential aspects of the individual’s life which influence and contribute to the quality and function of that person’s health and health behaviors.

By understanding why and how these 5 aspects impact your health, well-being, purpose, happiness and longevity, you can choose the best way for you to select SUSTAINABLE health behaviors and lifestyle choices. For over 40 years, the National Institute of Whole Health NIWH has offered Whole Health Training for credentialed health professionals to aid in the integration of a Whole Health into mainstream medicine.

The 5 ASPECTS of Whole Health

PHYSICAL – STRUCTURAL – The physical aspect involves the material physical body and all that impacts it; including congenital issues, DNA influence; any insult such as trauma, infection, hormonal disturbance, lack of sleep, over exertion and other similar impacts on the physical body.

EMOTIONAL – MENTAL – One’s conditioning, feelings, beliefs, values and worldview make up an individual’s emotional profile. There can be triggers that are occur that interfere with sustainable behaviors that improve health or prevent disease.

NUTRITIONAL – CHEMICAL – Both the chemical and energetic components of consumed foods are taken into the body and utilized as fuel to nourish bodily processes and functions. As with any machine, the materials used to run and operate it contribute to the quality of its’ function.

ENVIRONMENTAL – The environment we live in exerts one of the most critical influences on the quality and quantity of life we live. Air, water, weather, noise, pollution, energetic emissions, politics, war, economics are some of the many environmental issues we can face.

 or WORLDVIEW – How one views the universal order, how we answer the three (3) Big Questions – “Why am I here?”, “What is the meaning of my life?”, and “Where do I go when I die?”


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