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HOW TO APPLY HOLISTIC CARE

IN NURSING PRACTICE

NOOR HASLIZA CHE SEMAN


RN ,BSC NURSING , MASTER OF EDUCATION(NURSING )
MALAYSIA
HOLISTIC HEALTH
Holistic health views the physical, intellectual
, sociocultural, psychological, and spiritual
aspects of a person's life as an integrated
whole.
HOLISM & NURSING PRACTICE
As a healing facilitator, the nurse enters
into a relationship with the client and can
be a:
guide.

change agent.

instrument of healing.
CONT
The goal of holistic nursing is the
"enhancement of healing the whole person
from birth to death" (American Holistic
Nurses Association [AHNA], 2004).
The health continuum is a way to visualize the range of an
individual's health, from highest health potential to death.
MASLOWS HIERARCY OF NEEDS

Abraham Maslow
developed a theory of
behavioral motivation
based on needs.
Maslow's Hierarchy of
Needs.
OVERVIEW TRADITIONAL
CHINESE MEDICINE (TCM)
Acupuncture Nonclinical self-care
-moxibustion and lifestyle practices
-cupping Massage

Scraping(Guasha) Yoga

Massage (Tuina) Tai chi

Herbals medicine Diet

Relaxation therapies Exercise

Spiritual healing
IMPORTANT ELEMENTS
Yang: move, exterior, ascending, warm,
bright.
Yin: stable, interior, descending, cold, dark.
Example:
Body mind -connection and operation of thoughts,
feelings, and physiological functions.
CONT
Five Element Theory
wood-( Heart)
fire-( Lungs)
earth-( Spleen)
metal-( Liver)
water-( Kidneys)
CONT ..
Qi-Essence and blood,
body fluids, Viscera,
Meridian.
Gua Sha(Scraping)
Scraping on the local skin and
acupuncture points.
Regulate function of organs ,
tissues and reach the
therapeutic effects.
Indication : headache, insomnia,
stomach pain, lower back pain
ACUPUNTURE
Acupuncture points, the stimulation will
be conducted through sensory organs and
nerves to the brain.

Needles are applied to Acupoints on the


Meridians to restore the flow of qi.

Indication: Migraine headache ,pain and


anesthesia, insomnia etc.
MOXIBUSTION
Moxa plant was used in the
human body channels
( Ginger ,garlic ,herbal
medicine)
Indication:
Migraine headache ,pain,
insomnia, abdominal
disturbed .
(TUINA)
Technique compression
along energy channels of the
body, as well as a variety of
techniques that manipulate
and lubricate the joints.
Indication: all types of pain ,
orthopaedic and peadiatric
disease.
DIETARY THERAPIES
TCM theories according to
the environment, regulate the
constitution of food, take
the right food to prevent
disease the prolong life
Expectancy.
Colorful and root of leaf
Yin and yang balance
Balance diet
HERBALS MEDICINE
Sources from plants and animal
Based on the concepts of Yin and
Yang.
Primarily to correct internal
imbalances rather than to treat
symptoms alone.
Therapeutic intervention is
designed to encourage this self-
healing process.
BODY BASED THERAPY
Tai Chi
Promotes the flow of qi or
energy throughout the body.
Focus on energetic healing
work in a health issue.
Used in cardiac rehab
programs, can lower BP and
reducing symptoms of
fibromyalgia.
MANIPULATIVE
Yoga
life forces in correct balance
and flow.
Concentration, strength,
flexibility, symbolic
movements.
Breathing, movement &
posture.
SUMMARY
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can be
characterized as holistic with emphasis on the
integrity of the human body and the close
relationship between human, social and natural
environment.
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