Living in Bozeman we get to enjoy some of the best winter activities with the best conditions found anywhere! Winter is a great time of year to be outside and ski, ice skate, ice climb, snowshoe, build a snowman, snow mobile, have a snowball fight, and many other fun outside activities. Unfortunately with being outside in the winter comes the possibilities of getting cold and ruining the fun that you are having.
Lets face it, everywhere we turn we are being bombarded by advertisements and marketing about the newest, latest, greatest, magic bullet to fix all your health care concerns. Unfortunately there is no one thing that will heal your body and restore your health and vitality. There are however certain things that when used in conjunction with proper diet, exercise, and rest that can aid in your recovery and help keep you healthy.
I’ll save you the suspense the most epic journey does not end well, yet it is not a tragedy either. The most epic journey is our journey through life. The journey we are all on has many twists and turns, and many different experiences with places and people that give each of our stories extra special characteristics that enrich our lives and the lives of those around us. Along this journey of life we must first realize that it has a beginning and an end. We often try to avoid thinking about getting to the end and our destiny with a pine box pushing up daisies.
The Triad of health requires balance of the bodies structural, physiological, and psychological systems. All the systems must be in balance and working together to allow us to have optimal health. We have previously discussed the structural and physiological aspects of health in the last two months. This month we well explore the psychological and energetic system of the body. This includes how our thoughts affect our body as well as how the acupuncture system and the way the energies move throughout our body will affect our health.
In last months article we described the triad of health and looked at how structural balance is very important in our overall health. The triad of health relates to equal balance of the structure, the physiology, and the psychological aspects of the body. Each aspect of the triad of health is connected through the nervous system, which is the underlying factor in our overall health. The triad keeps our body balanced and allows for good communication within our body so we can function optimally. However if the communication breaks down that’s when dis-ease sets in.
We often think of health in individual aspects, blood work, our weight, or individual parts of our body like our knees or back. However the body is much more sophisticated than that. The body is a complex object that has many moving parts and chemical reactions happening at all times to allow us to function and stay alive to do all the fun things we love to do here in Montana. The triad of health is just that, a triad that must remain in balance if we want to be healthy. The triad consists of structural, physiological, and psychological health. In other words, you must think well, move well, and eat well to be healthy.