The main difference between wellness care and standard of medical care is that wellness care seeks to turn on the natural healing ability of the body standard medical care seeks to treat a symptom by adding something from the outside— a medication, a surgery, or procedure. Chiropractic care helps the body to heal itself.
For example, 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. While this may serve to lower the blood pressure it may also ignore the underlying cause that is making the blood pressure high. There may also be possible side effects complicating the person’s recovery.
The wellness approach looks for underlying causes of any disturbance or disruption, which may or may not be causing symptoms at the time, and make whatever interventions and lifestyle adjustments necessary. When the body is working properly it tends to heal effectively. This is also true for mental and emotional health.
You should be proactive when it comes to wellness. You need to treat your body well and not wait until you’ve heard it before you decide to take care of it.
Healthy is not merely the absence of disease any more than wealth is the absence of poverty. Problems may progress for years without causing symptoms for example heart disease often develops unnoticed for many periods of time before it strikes.
People sometimes have a multitude of excuses as to why they can’t afford the time or money to invest in their health. But the truth is that you must invest in your health today, or at disease may bankrupt you in every way later. If you don’t have the time and money to improve your health while you feel good, what makes you think you will have the time and money to improve your health once you’ve lost it? You can make time for wellness now we can make time for sickness later. The choice is yours.