The term “HOLISTIC” is increasingly often heard in our lives. It is used in education, medicine, cosmetology, but what does this mean? The Greek word holon means integrity, something that is simultaneously a whole in itself, and a part of something else. A holistic approach implies that everything around us is inseparably associated.
If we look at our skin, then, on the one hand, it is an independent organ, but, on the other hand, it is an integral part of our body, and its state directly depends on the general state of health.
The skin is not only the outer shell, which ensures mechanical protection, but also the organ, which is a sensor that receives various signals and transmits them to the central nervous system. There is a huge number of different receptors in our skin that perceive information about temperature, pressure, vibration, chemical irritation, and the nerve fibers transmit this information further, so our body constantly receives information about everything that surrounds us.
In addition, the skin contains the cells of the immune system – Langerhans cells, lymphocytes, macrophages, mast cells, which are responsible for inflammatory processes and regulate the proper development of all cells. The information flow occurs not only from the skin to other organs, but also vice versa.
The existence of a close relationship between the skin and other organs provides an understanding of the fact that the work with the skin can have a healing effect on the whole body, while the restoration of mental and physical balance contributes to the healing of the skin.
Oriental medicine has been using this approach for many centuries, but the Western medicine also leans towards the belief that the bioholistic approach is the most effective. We absolutely share this point of view!