When we think of health, what do we mean? Is health just to do with your body, nutrition, going to the gym, exercising and keeping oneself free from disease? Is that all you are? A physical body? Is health just about our body?
Almost all health interventions are focused on the body, with little or no thought to what may be the root cause of ill health, or health beyond the body. More importantly, this current biomedical model of health assumes the mind and body to be separate, such that there is no influence of the mind on the body. Since the biomedical model assumes that the mind has no influence on the body’s physiology, it completely dismisses the impact of unhealthy mental states on physical body, let alone consider the impact of spirituality on health and wellbeing.
The current biomedical model is so primitive in its understanding and approach to health, that it has yet to include mind-body connection, before it can even get close to what is spiritual health.
A holistic and comprehensive model for health and wellbeing consists of physical, mental,