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While wellness medicine has recently gained increased attention, it is actually a system of healing that has been in the making for hundreds of years. Call one of our four offices in our Altamonte Springs, Kissimmee, Orange City, or Orlando to see how we can help you today!
Wellness medicine has its roots in traditional Chinese medicine, western health care, and the latest in health care research, taking the best of each and combining them into an independent healing approach. This new approach is one that focuses on the cause of disease rather than focusing on symptoms. Through the concentration on symptoms, our health care system has gradually been converted to a disease care system, and wellness medicine offers a viable approach to reverse this trend. To accomplish this, wellness medicine practitioners view the body as a whole, taking into account nutritional, environmental, and genetic factors. Through active doctor-patient communication, wellness medicine practitioners embrace the word doctor, which literally means teacher in Latin, allowing you to take control of your health.
Unfortunately, as the state of health has changed throughout our nation, our health care system has remained fairly stagnant in its approach to healing. While our country's traditional approach to treatment was successful for the types of diseases present in 1920, it has grown less effective at treating the current epidemics of heart disease, cancer, arthritis, and diabetes. While the diseases of days gone by were typically of short duration and responded well to quick fixes such as surgery and medication, it has become increasingly evident that today's chronic conditions require a different approach.
The complexity of diseases such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and arthritis far outweigh that of conditions previously treated by our health care system. Increased complexity of diseases requires an equally comprehensive approach to treatment. Where traditional medicine has focused on the condition, wellness medicine is aimed at treating the individual. Through this approach, wellness medicine practitioners consider the unique genetic, environmental, and occupational factors that may be contributing to a person's sickness. By doing so, these health care providers can focus on individualizing nutritional, supplementation, and exercise plans as a means to address a person's health status.
WHAT MAKES WELLNESS MEDICINE UNIQUE?
With chronic diseases currently spiraling out of control, it has become increasingly obvious that a different health care approach is both needed and warranted. Instead of treating the disease once it is already present, doesn't it make more sense to concentrate on preventing the condition in the first place? Wellness medicine is unique in that it often focuses on variations in metabolism to both identify a predisposition to developing a condition and to discover the underlying cause if already present. As mentioned previously, wellness medicine practitioners concentrate on being your health care teacher. Can you remember a time your doctor truly educating you about your health care condition? Through this avenue, wellness medicine practitioners will allow you to take back control of your health. After all, you are the one suffering from the condition, shouldn't your treatment be focused on you and not the other people who have had similar problems?