Via Health

Do you believe a peaceful approach to health and appropriate care is the essence of quieter living?

The relationship between peace, quietness and health is frequently ignored, even in health care environments.  When you have felt unwell, have you been forced to endure a noisy television or radio in the waiting area of a doctor's surgery, or even in a hospital ward?

Have you even been treated for an ailment in a building undergoing renovations, with unpleasant smells and noisy building works around you?  Were the medical staff able to give their full attention to your needs in that situation?

Sometimes, healing only requires a few days of rest, regular small meals of good, fresh food, plenty of fresh water to drink in regular sips, and a quiet, pleasant place where our bodies and minds can heal themselves.  This especially applies to minor ailments, when medications are likely to be no better than a placebo and perhaps even detrimental to healing.

Noise is a public health issue.  Any unwanted sound is a noise.  It affects not just our ears, but our minds and several physical systems in our bodies. 

Noise causes tension.  It prevents quiet conversation.  It prevents concentration.  It prevents sleep.  It prevents convalescence. It prevents creativity. It damages relationships.  It causes conflict and confusion.

Noise sometimes motivates people to seek ways to overcome the distress it causes.  However, many indirect attempts to deal with that distress can cause more harm than good, especially in the long term.  Dealing with distress in the wrong way is likely to lead to health problems.

Understanding any problem adequately usually involves the identification of cultural factors.  The problem may, for example, involve a clash of values and the awareness of incompatible needs.  Solving the problem involves learning about the physiological factors involved, including differences in personality, with its genetic and neurological basis.

Noise can intensify other social problems, too.  It can create feelings of helplessness and hopelessness. Fortunately, though, quieter living is possible.

If you are sensitive to noise, are you also sensitive to smells, especially smells you find to be unpleasant or overpowering?  Do you seek a more gentle and natural existence, where your needs are respected?

Is the search for quietness an essential part of your identity?

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