Vitalism is a philosophy that the human body has an innate intelligence that governs all areas of health. This intelligence, or vital force, is found in the physical tissues, mental processes, emotional health and spirit and can heal a great many ailments when given the opportunity. When the vital force is not able to express to its fullest potential, disease begins to show up. This often begins in the emotional/spiritual body and then moves into physical expression. To restore health, an individual must be supported on all levels with the proper tools to strengthen vitality.
A vitalist practitioner seeks to understand how the vital force may be blocked or suppressed and then assists with strategies that include some of the following:
- Formulation of herbal remedies
- Nourishing food
- Digestive support
- Abundance of clean water
- Deep rest
- Physical activity
- Connection to nature
- Development of personal purpose
- Connection to creative life force
- Love for self and others
When these tools are utilized an individual will experience a flow of vital strength and overall wellbeing.