Previous studies seeking ways to help people live longer and to stay healthy, have a better quality of life, or to reverse chronic diseases found that answers were not just medication, surgery, or hospital admission but they were 4 factors as follow;
- Eating plant-based whole food diet and not refined or extracted food.
- Having an active lifestyle, moving or exercising throughout the day.
- Having good stress management and having a relaxing time and getting enough sleep. And
- Having a chance to join a support group.
A Support Group also called as 'Self-Help Group' is a group of people, who have the same problem such as suffering from the same disease or facing the same destiny such as having a disabled son or daughter, etc., coming together and creating a group in order to solve their problem with support. People in the group will support each other without any motivation or force from outside people.
Support group is different from group therapy in which some patients with common disease are grouped to solve problems related to that specific common disease, under supervision from health care professionals such as physician, nurse, psychologist, or social worker who motivates or supervises all activities in order to solve or ease or treat members’ disease in the group. Most of the diseases have a psychological component that requires the interaction between the patients and other people, that affect their healing directly.We will help you understand more about support group by addressing the following points: