A New Approach to Health Care
What's Ailing America?
There is a monumental health care crisis in this country, but it’s not what you might suspect. It’s not socialized medicine, insurance coverage or prescription drugs. The real health care crisis is the failure to emphasize the prevention of disease instead of the treatment of disease. Until we change our focus, we will forever be chasing symptoms or conditions rather than maintaining our health.
Chronic health conditions and diseases on the rise include asthma, autism, brain cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, epilepsy, fibromyalgia, GERD, hypertension, insomnia, juvenile diabetes, kidney disease and leukemia. The world is getting sicker with each passing year, in spite of the fact that we consume prescription drugs at an unprecedented rate. Amazingly, the United States represents less than 5% of the world’s population yet consumes nearly 75% of all the pharmaceutical drugs manufactured. We spend an average of $8,200 per person each year on health care, almost twice the average of the rest of the world. If this “traditional,” western approach to health care was the answer, wouldn’t the USA rank head and shoulders above other countries in overall health? According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the United States ranks 37th in overall health, below some Third World countries. We are over-treating ourselves and we won’t stop being sick until we stop making ourselves sick!
Isn’t it time for a change?
A New Perspective
Our current medical system excels at crisis care, such as the treatment of strokes, heart attacks or trauma. However, these cases only represent a small portion of today’s health concerns. The system fails miserably when it comes to prevention: keeping healthy people healthy!
Many people live with chronic conditions that are preventable. Often, these conditions continue while the symptoms are treated by traditional health care. However, in recent years, dangerous side effects have become a major concern. By some accounts, hundreds of thousands die each year in the United States due to medical error and adverse side effects.
Due to this frightening trend, a paradigm shift is occurring in our country. Patients are seeking natural alternatives; they believe that traditional health care should be held to a higher standard, that profits and politics should no longer stand in the way of good health. Many Americans are looking for a different model of health care, one that puts their entire well-being first.
This “new approach” to health embraces the fact that the human body is a self-healing organism. We are created with the ability to heal and recover from almost anything and adapt to those things that we cannot. We are empowered to seek advice and ultimately make our own healthcare decisions, because we are the only ones who know what is ultimately best for us!
Upper Cervical Doctors understand that the world’s greatest “drug store” is within your own body. Your body knows how much insulin to secrete, antihistamine to produce, cholesterol to make—provided that we have 100% brain-to-body communication.
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