Chiropractors and Alternative Doctors – The Superheroes of Health

Having been raised from birth visiting alternative doctors and healers to boost and maintain my health I can honestly say I cannot imagine what state I would be in if it were not for them.

In the United States, the accepted norm is to visit your primary care medical doctor and when something is wrong outside of their scope of treatment, to be referred to a specialist. It is not unusual to wait very long periods past your appointment time sitting in waiting rooms for a five-minute visit where very little is actually analyzed yet prescription medications are often given. Side effects are accepted and even expected and root causes are not the main concern, working to cover symptoms are.

In Western medicine, the agenda is to treat the symptom, not the cause. This seems so incredibly backward to me.

Of course when you are ill what you want most is to feel better (symptom relief) but don’t you also want to address the root cause so you don’t end up feeling this way again once you stop taking whatever medication is causing the symptoms to subside?

Alternative medicine – Treat the cause not the effect.

When visiting alternative medicine doctors there is a huge difference. Far more of an in-depth background is taken and considered. Time is actually spent talking with and listening to you. They work with you to help figure out what it is in your life, diet, environment, or genetics that could be causing your current health issues. They then, depending on modality, will work with you to correct the imbalance, whatever it may be.

The times in my life where I have consulted medical doctors, I have almost always inevitably regretted it. Side effects from medications were worse than the initial illness, misdiagnosis’s that could have killed me, the total dismissal that anything was wrong at all… yet in all of these cases, they were more than happy to continue billing me anyway. Large bills for zero results or answers. That is our medical system.

Your best health comes from working with your body, not against it. Finding a practitioner who is knowledgeable, skilled and willing to listen and help you intemperate the signs your body is giving you is the key to lasting whole health.

My personal recommendation is to find a great Chiropractor, a masterful Massage Therapist, and a practiced Nutritional Response Therapist. That combination has been what has saved me time and time again.

Sincerely,
Sarah

Health Writer vs. Internet Trolls

I have received a lot of flack lately in regard to my health-based articles.

People shouting “You are not a doctor!” “You aren’t qualified!” and so on. Internet trolls are popping out of the woodwork.

They are correct. I am not a doctor. I have never claimed to be a doctor. I do not offer medical advice at all.  I am a Natural Health Consultant and Advocate, which frankly gives me a lot more room to speak the truth without fear of losing my license to practice.

I am a well-informed, well-spoken fellow human being who cares about others and over the years has amassed a sizable knowledge of health and healing practices. I WILL continue to share that knowledge.

The FDA has made darn sure that regardless if something works, if it cannot be patented and profited off of, it cannot be promoted as a “cure”. It is a sad reality of life and healthcare today in the United States of America that pharmaceutical corporations, the FDA, and many doctors do not want your health to stabilize and for you to thrive.

Health doesn’t turn a profit. Sickness does.

The articles I write are based in research, opinion, and experience.

No one “has” to follow my lead. For that matter no one “has” to even read my blog at all. In fact if you believe whole heartedly in Western allopathic medicine as the end all be all only way to go in health care, I have no idea why my articles would even interest you.

I am not discounting western medicine. It has its place – emergency medicine is vital if not sometimes miraculous and western medicine can, if used properly, complement and work along side of natural health practice, self-care and prevention.

Disease is created in the body and only from within the body, mind and soul can it be released and cured. Traditional western medicine only treats the physical. It’s an incomplete picture, an incomplete fix and often times only masks symptoms rather than treating the root cause.

My suggestion is to keep an open mind as far as alternative health practices go. Do your own research and form your own opinions. Never take anyone’s word as the gospel. That includes myself as well as your physician.