We Are More Than A Physical Body
Lifestyle Medicine focuses primarily on our Physical Body - eating, sleeping, exercise, toxicity, inflammation, biochemical imbalances, and our body systems.
However, through experience and interpretation of the yoga sutras of Patanjali (believed to be over 10,000 years old!), Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt developed and introduced a systematic model of healing that looks at health beyond the physical body called The 5 Levels of Healing. Simply put - we need to include the energy, mental, intuitive and spiritual aspects of ourselves to overcome health obstacles and achieve vibrant health.
This is the system I utilize in my practice. (See Dr. Dietrich’s article here: The 5 Levels of Healing). Dr. Klinghardt explains that we exist within 4 additional “bodies” that rest on our physical body - the Energy, Mental, Intuitive, and Spiritual Bodies. Each has its own set of laws, order, and influences that can cause it damage, and ways in which it can be healed. The most important aspect to understand about The 5 Levels of Healing is that all 5 levels must be taken into consideration when one seeks to attain true health. For this reason, I’ve spent the last 20+ years learning how to test and conduct healing methods on levels 1 through 4. Although I can make suggestions, healing at the 5th Spiritual Level is a highly personal, and often private, practice.