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According to the World Health Organization, 'sexual health' is defined as “a state of physical, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality”.
But what is Holistic Sexual Health?
An ensō (circle), a symbol from Zen Buddhism representing enlightenment.
characterized by comprehension of the parts of something as intimately interconnected and explicable only by reference to the whole.
Okay...but what does the "whole” in holistic really mean?
Well, as for the parts, they are not just the parts that make up your physical body. They are also not just that which makes up your thoughts and emotions.
They ALSO include:
everything in the external world around you including
your physical surroundings, like your home or workplace
allergens or pollution present in the air or other materials you come into contact with
the food that you eat
those other beings you interact with—your family, friends, neighbors, coworkers, animals (of course), and even the strangers you pass by on the street.
everything is connected
These external parts that you surround yourself with are actually a part of you as they intimately impact your
And just as your fingernail is a part of the whole that is your physical body, you are a part of the whole that makes up the human collective and indeed the earth itself.
you are an infinite being
While many would say "the whole” stops there, it actually extends even beyond the physical earth.
Why is this?
It is because that which is the whole ultimately does not have any definable boundaries.
Indeed, the whole that is YOU is INFINITE.
microcosm-macricosm theory in medicine
One of the principles of Chinese medicine—the system from which acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine derives—is the relationship between what is called the microcosm, literally “little world” and the macrocosm or “big world”.
the microcosm and the macrocosm are perfect mirrors of each other
a single part, no matter how small or large, affects the whole.
A photo of an agave cactus
In medicine, this means we can focus on any part that makes up the whole of you, and if we cause a change in that part, then the whole of you will also change.
So when we focus on your sexual health here at SPIRIT HOUSE ACUPUNCTURE & HERBAL MEDICINE, what we help you to heal—along with the issue you came in to address—is the whole of you:
THAT is Holistic Sexual Health!