The Wellness Approach

A key difference between wellness care and standard medical care is that wellness care seeks to assist the natural healing ability. Wellness care does not introduce a substance to the system; instead it seeks to remove any interference with normal function. Wellness care enlists the body’s own abilities and intelligence in knowing what to do if nothing were interfering with it. Standard medical care, on the other hand, seeks to treat a symptom by adding something from the outside – a medication, a surgery or procedure.

Inside Out vs. Outside In

Let’s say a patient has high blood pressure: the standard medical approach would include administration of drugs that lower blood pressure.  This may lower the blood pressure, but completely ignores the underlying cause of why the blood pressure is high in the first place. Furthermore, drugs have risks of side effects which may complicate a person’s recovery. Whether it’s a nutritional issue, faulty control by the nervous system or a manifestation of stress, the medication could decrease the blood pressure, leaving the problem causing the symptom of high blood pressure unaddressed.

The Wellness Approach

Wellness is a state of optimal physical, mental, and social conditions and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.  The wellness approach looks at underlying causes of disease and makes adjustments that move toward optimizing the conditions for normal function. Balance encourages natural healing, and minimizes the need for invasive treatment, which should be administered only when absolutely necessary. When the body is working properly, it tends to heal effectively.  This leads to a new level of vibrant health, vitality, and an enhanced life experience.

The Effects of Wellness & Chiropractic Care

With regards to your wellness, the three most important ideas are…

1. Health is not merely the absence of disease.
2. The body has an innate intelligence that runs a series of complex systems that rely on proper balance and
coordination in order to function correctly.
3. By living a wellness lifestyle, you can enrich your life with vibrant health.

We invite you to contact Dr. Ben to further discuss the benefits of The Wellness Approach.