The main difference between wellness care and standard medical care is that wellness care seeks to turn on the natural healing ability to minimize risk of disease.
Wellness care does not add something to the system. Instead it removes anything that might interfere with normal function. Wellness care trusts that the body would know what to do if nothing were interfering with it.
Standard medical care seeks to treat a symptom by adding something from the outside with medication, surgery, or a procedure.
If a patient has high blood pressure, a standard medical approach would be to choose a drug that lowers blood pressure, and ask the patient to take the drug. This may serve to lower the blood pressure, but ignores the underlying cause that is making the blood pressure high, and runs the risk of side effects complicating the person’s recovery.
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Whether it’s a nutritional issue, lack of exercise, faulty control by the nerve system, or a manifestation of stress, the medication could decrease the blood pressure leaving the problem causing the symptom of high blood pressure unaddressed.
Wellness is a state of optimal conditions for normal healthy function. The wellness approach is to look for underlying causes of any disturbance or disruption which maybe causing symptoms at the time.
The next step is to make whatever interventions and lifestyle adjustments that would optimize the conditions and communication of all six systems: nervous, cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, eliminative, glandular/lymphatic and gastro-intestinal.
That environment stimulates and optimizes natural healing and minimizes the need for invasive treatment which should be administered only when absolutely necessary.
“When all six systems of the body are working and communicating properly, it will heal effectively, no matter what the condition,” said health specialist Dr. Ron Bittle. “When the body heals well and maintains itself well, then there is another level of health that goes beyond ‘asymptomatic’ or ‘pain-free’ which reveals an open-ended opportunity for vitality, vibrant health, and an enhanced quality of life.
Bittle added, “There is plenty of hope. People can really make a positive difference in their lives and minimize the risks for chronic, degenerative conditions like arthritis, heart disease, cancer and strokes. It’s the little things that we do most of the time that counts, not the big things we do some of the time.”
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