What’s the main difference between wellness care and standard medical care? Wellness care seeks to turn on the natural healing ability, not by adding something to the system. Standard medical care, on the other hand, seeks to treat a symptom by adding something from the outside – a medication, a surgery or procedure.
If a patient has headaches, for example, a standard medical approach would be to choose a drug that minimizes the symptoms and ask the patient to take the drug. This may reduce the severity of the headaches, but ignores the underlying cause, which prolongs and complicates the person’s recovery. The medication would leave the underlying problem, such as nervous system dysfunction, unaddressed.
Wellness is a state of optimal conditions for normal function. The wellness/chiropractic approach is to look for underlying causes of any disturbance and make whatever interventions and lifestyle adjustments would optimize the conditions for normal function. When the body is working properly, it tends to heal effectively, no matter what the condition. When the body heals well and maintains itself well, then there is another level of health that goes beyond “asymptomatic” or “pain-free”. This is true for mental and emotional health as well as physical health.
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