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Spirituality and Health

By on April 2, 2012 in Health with 0 Comments

What is spirituality?

Spirituality is how you find meaning, hope, comfort and inner peace in your life. Many people find spirituality through religion. Some find it through music, art or a connection with nature.Others find it in their values ​​and principles.

How is spirituality related to health?

No one knows for sure abut the connection. However, it seems the body, mind and spirit are connected. The health of any of these elements appear to affect the health of others.

Some research shows that positive beliefs, comfort and strength from religion, meditation and prayer can contribute to healing and a sense of wellbeing. Improving your spiritual health may not cure a disease, but will help you feel better, prevent some health problems and help you cope with illness and death.

How I can improve my spiritual health?

If you want to improve your spiritual health you may want to try the following ideas. Remember though that everyone is different, so what works for one may not work for you. Do what is comfortable for you.

  • Identify the things in life that give a sense of inner peace, comfort, strength, love and connection.
  • Every day make time to do things that help you spiritually.These may include community service or volunteer work, pray, meditate, sing devotional songs, reading inspirational books, taking nature walks, having quiet time to think, do yoga, play sports or go to religious services.

Why does my doctor need to know about my spiritual beliefs?

If you are being treated for an illness is important for your doctor know how your spirituality might be affecting your feelings and thoughts about your medical condition. If you believe your spiritual beliefs are affecting the decisions of health care or your ability to follow the advice of your doctor talk to him.

If you have spiritual beliefs, worries or concerns that are causing you stress, talk with your doctor. Your doctor will want to help. If your doctor can not help with these issues, he or she might be able to suggest someone else who can.

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