These days, more and more families are opting for natural health services instead of traditional medicine, and for good reason. We know that your family’s health and well-being is a top priority, so choosing the most advantageous modalities of healing and the most qualified medical professionals to treat your loved ones is mission critical.
Here are four benefits of utilizing natural medical practices:
1. It doesn’t simply involve writing a prescription.
There are various natural medicine therapies available to patients, of all ages, that could address numerous health issues. Many are used in conjunction with other therapies to improve an individual's condition.
Such treatments include:
- Chiropractic care
- Trigger point therapy
- 3D spinal decompression
- Neurofeedback therapy
- Physical therapy
These healing methods aim to confront the actual source of the problem to improve the patient’s overall health and well-being, as opposed to temporarily concealing the associated symptoms via prescriptions, as traditional medicine typically does.
2. Natural therapy doesn’t just focus on physical health.
There are other aspects to a person’s well-being besides his or her physical health. Mental, emotional and spiritual health are equally important.
Listed as one of the Principles of Holistic Health, the nonprofit American Holistic Health Association (AHHA) further explains: “Optimal health is much more than the absence of sickness. It is the conscious pursuit of the highest qualities of the physical, environmental, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social aspects of the human experience.”
Consequently, someone’s lifestyle should be evaluated to help him or her achieve optimal wellness, in every way.
A 2015 study shared by the U.S. National Library of Medicine stresses the effect of lifestyle choices on people's health, stating outright: “Lifestyle has a significant influence on physical and mental health of human being.”
“Malnutrition, unhealthy diet, smoking, alcohol consuming, drug abuse, stress and so on, are the presentations of unhealthy lifestyle that they are used as dominant form of lifestyle," the study adds.
Licensed professionals who practice natural medicine keep this in mind when creating custom recovery plans for their patients, which not only recommend specific therapies, but also offer the tools to make the necessary lifestyle changes so they can be the healthiest versions of themselves.
This may be one of the reasons why holistic pediatrics, in particular, is growing in popularity. By exposing their children to natural treatments and therapies at an early age, parents could help them avoid making poor lifestyle choices as adults.
3. It encourages self-healing.
The human body is pretty amazing, and if we take the time to listen to it, rather than present more challenges, it has the power to help heal itself. Taking into consideration the two previous points, natural medicine could promote self-healing.
While medications may make your symptoms go away, that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re effective. On the contrary, taking these drugs is sort of like ignoring your body, and when you do this, you’ll likely experience more complications as time goes on. However, if you listen to what your body is telling you, and pinpoint the source of your problem—with the assistance of medical professionals who specialize in various holistic therapies—you could put yourself on the path to recovery much sooner, without conventional medicine intervention, which only seems to hinder the process.
4. It could save you money in the long run.
Natural medicine practices aim to heal, or at least make a condition much easier to manage. This could potentially save patients a lot of money down the road, since they likely won’t have to go back to the doctor as frequently for checkups, which involve co-pays, and paying for expensive medications that only mask the problem, but never really address it.
A 2012 whitepaper by the nonprofit American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) discusses this point, explaining: “Naturopathic medicine may reduce the need for expensive conventional care by promoting health and decreasing the need for medical interventions over the long term.” As a result, it tends to cost patients less money than if they only utilized conventional medicine practices.
“Naturopathic medicine may reduce the need for expensive conventional care by promoting health and decreasing the need for medical interventions over the long term,” it continues. “Naturopathic doctors are primary care providers that treat acute and chronic conditions as well as address health promotion and disease prevention.”
The Northport Wellness Center is a natural family health care center that provides a wide range of holistic services and programs to Long Island patients. Contact us today at 631-262-8505 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.