Wisdom from the East: Holistic Theory and Practice of Health & Wellness

By Xu Di.

Published by The International Journal of Health, Wellness and Society

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This paper presents Eastern holistic theory and practice of health and wellness, which emerged thousands of years ago in ancient China, as documented in the classics of The Yellow Emperor’s Cannon and Lao Zi’s Dao De Jing. The purpose of this discussion is to provide a comprehensive approach to the understanding and promotion of human health and wellness with an integration of our natural environment. This paper will examine the profound philosophical, spiritual, and holistic theories, which have been implemented for thousands of years and have continuously remained effective until today. More importantly, this paper will also include the actual practices from various ancient and contemporary traditions, which will address the imbalance of human energies physically, emotionally, and mentally in a holistic manner. By bridging both theories and practices, this paper will approach health and wellness by connecting the micro (individual) and macro (universe) as ONE.

Keywords: Wisdom, Holistic Theory, Health & Wellness, Practices, Spiritual Enlightenment

The International Journal of Health, Wellness and Society, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp.13-27. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 650.847KB).

Prof. Xu Di

Professor, Educational Foundations, College of Education, University of Hawaii, Manoa, Honolulu, HI, USA

Prof. Xu Di received her doctorate from Harvard University and currently teaches at the Department of Educational Foundations, and her research interests are in applied educational philosophy, holistic and transformative education, and integration of theories and practices for the lasting wellness of the entire being. She is the founder and president of Operating Infinity, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that offers free workshops and teaches spiritual practices that honoring all pathways to holistic health, wellness, and enlightenment. She provides free and community services and networks with scholars and practitioners globally. In addition, she organizes conferences and retreats, and travels worldwide.