Are We Getting Health Care? Or Are We Getting SICK Care?
“ The doctor of the future will give no medicine, But will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in cause and prevention of disease.” Thomas Edison 1902
The sad fact is that the foundation of our current healthcare system is the treatment of illness and disease rather than the promotion of good health. Today’s children are said to be the first generation in American History to live shorter, less healthy lives than their parents. We must put our attention on preventing and then maintaining vibrant good health. We cannot keep passing our poor health on to our children and our children’s children.
Disease happens, much like a Hurricane happens….When conditions are “just right.” Health, conversely, happens as well,
when conditions are “just right.” If we create the conditions in our bodies and our lives that make it possible and probable for Health to happen we would avoid most of the chronic health conditions that we are plagued with. The data tell us that 80% of chronic medical conditions such as Type II diabetes, certain cancers, heart disease, chronic pain, autoimmune diseases and obesity could be prevented by lifestyle changes.
Currently, more than half of all Americans are living with one or more serious, preventable , and chronic diseases such as the ones listed above. And these chronic preventable diseases are responsible for 7 out of 10 deaths…!
For years the U.S. has approached Public Health backwards. Our current system is set up to treat people after they are sick rather than keeping them well in the first place. This is not Health Care, this is Sick Care and it keeps us from living to our highest potential
There are many things that we need to consider when we are trying to restore and maintain good health. But first, let us agree on what is considered Health. We , at Integrative Acupuncture, believe that Health is the condition of being sound and strong in body, mind and spirit. It is the condition in which we are thriving. The World Health Organization defines Health as “ the state of complete physical, mental and social well-being…and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” Knowing what Health is to each of us is the first step in achieving it.
So where do we start? When do we start? We suggest that that you start right here and right now. As a famous speaker said at a conference I was at recently, “When would NOW be a good time?” I suggest NOW. Right?
We start right we are, wherever we may find ourselves….In our homes, in our offices, in our schools, in our communities, and in our country. We start by seeking out information and
learning what constitutes a healthy lifestyle. We start by learning about food and its importance and impact on our individual health. We start by learning about movement and what is healthy, safe and supportive for each one of us as individuals.
We start by seeking out Health Care practitioners that are focused and trained in Holistic Health and Wellness Care and Prevention. We build our team to help guide us and support our healthy goals. We work with our HEALTH team…NOT our SICK team to create the conditions that are just right for good health.
At Integrative Acupuncture we are passionately committed to Health Care. We believe that people have the inherent capacity and desire to be vibrantly healthy. We work with patients to address all aspects of their health. By looking closely at your complete health and sickness history, your current health status AND your future health goals we are able to provide the best Holistic Wellness available for each one of our patients… Together we put a comprehensive plan together to address all of your current and future Health goals.
Call us, We want to be part of your HEALTH TEAM!!