Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Suppressing Symptoms - A Recipe for Disaster

If you think you are healthy because you made your symptoms “go away” with medication, you couldn’t be further from the truth!

One needs to understand that doctors are very well-trained to treat symptoms and diseases, but NOT to address the underlying imbalances that cause long-term illness.

What’s the problem you may ask?

Suppressing symptoms with drugs is like taking the batteries out of a smoke detector instead of trying to find the fire.

However, symptoms have their use. A good doctor pays careful attention to all of a patient’s symptoms, because they are the clues to deeper imbalances.  Once you find those deeper imbalances and correct them, the symptoms go away!

That is holistic medicine at its best, because it looks at the whole body, not just the part that’s giving trouble.

Unfortunately mainstream medicine doesn’t work that way.

If an asthma patient also has psoriasis, for example, he is sent to the dermatologist. If the same patient has irritable bowel syndrome or acid reflux, he is sent to the gastroenterologist.  And if his poor health causes him to become depressed, he’s sent straight to the psychiatrist.

From each of these specialists he gets the “perfect” medicine for each problem. But it doesn’t occur to any of his doctors that all these symptoms may be related, or how addressing the underlying causes of these symptoms might fix everything at once. No one tries to get to the root cause and the answer always seems to be drugs.

The good news is that it doesn’t have to be that way!

We do not get high blood pressure because we are deficient in blood pressure medication!  We get sick because our bodies are in a delicate balance and something such as  poor diet or lifestyle upsets that balance.

The cure therefore is to restore balance — not drugs.

This is a much different way of looking at health.

The way conventional medicine is practiced today is like trying to fix a car by listening to the noises it makes instead of looking under the hood.

Time to look under the hood...for REAL CURES.

Welcome to medical sanity. Welcome to Wishing Well Healthcare!