Friday, July 22, 2011

What should you go to a Doctor for?

When was the last time that you went to the Doctor to be
Healthier…and not just Less Sick?

So, go ahead and think about it…when was the last time you went to see a Doctor that was NOT because of a symptom?

Your immediate thought might be:
“Why would I go to a Doctor if I don’t have a symptom?”

Here are a couple of answers:
1. To a Western Medicine ‘mechanistic’ Doctor, you wouldn’t go unless it was for an annual screening or exam, which is still symptom based
2. To a Eastern Medicine or ‘vitalistic’ Doctor, you would go to get or stay healthy, and not just- to-not-be-sick.

Confusing? It probably is because it goes against what we have been raised on in the U S of A and many other parts of the world. The primary rule of western medicine is:
-Find the symptoms, make a diagnosis, treat it, next

What about finding out more about the individual? What are their:
-eating habits
-sleep habits
-stress levels
-exercise habits
-nervous system function/interferences

I don’t know about you, but I’d prefer being in a health alliance with a professional that cares about the whole me and not just my heartburn, blood sugar level and blood pressure.

It’s time to re-think how we think about health and sickness. We were born to be healthy, not sick but if we only are concerned about our health when we are sick…then we’re missing the point.