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.
You wouldn’t jump off the couch and go run a marathon without having done any training to prepare yourself for the long distance run would you? If you did you would feel an incredible amount of pain, breathing would be hard, your legs would hurt, you would get blisters on your feet, and most likely you would pass out from exhaustion before you reached the finish line if you don’t have a heart attack first. It’s a scary picture to think of, but if you start slow and train appropriately it becomes very achievable to finish running 26.2 miles all at once. Life is a marathon; it’s not a sprint. Just like a marathon it has a beginning, and an end, and their can be many different courses that we must travel from the straight and narrow to the up’s and down’s and everything in between.
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.