My recent posts has been themed on the need for re-thinking the way we look at and utilize our health care. With many companies spending large portions of income on pensions and health care benefits, I think we all agree some change is necessary. While much of the change needs to come from top down legislation and policy change, what can we do to affect this from the bottom up?
We doctors, whether Naturopathic, Allopathic doctors, Nurse practitioners, or Physician Assistants are having this conversation as well. Rethinking the way we think about treating disease changes outcomes that we deliver to you.
I came across a TED talk that I would like to share. To me it represents the underpinnings of change beginning from a health care providers standpoint. A physician well rooted in his dogma- has it dis-shevled and unearthed.
Similar epiphanies are why many highly educated and qualified professionals change careers to become ND's. To enact change in the way we think about disease and treatment. Sure some natural treatments may seem archaic and not rooted in "modern day science", but it depends whose ruler you are using to measure.
Listening to the body as a system, listening to the patient and being present clinically and finding solutions that match is my philosophy. I am looking for signs and symptoms externally clue me in as to what is going on internally. This takes time. This is why people seek out my service- because they NEED a different perspective and they need a doctor that will take the time.
By the way, this is the way medicine was practiced before technology uprooted this very simplistic style of diagnosis and treatment.
Watching this TED talk- I thought to myself- well duh?? but I must remember my philosophies about medicine and treatment come from a different paradigm.
I'll let you in on a secret philosophy that governs the way I practice. Henry Lindlhar, a pioneer in Naturopathic Medicine wrote in his book entitled "Nature Cure" about the concept of Nature Cure: "It is vastly more than a system of curing aches and pains, it is a complete revolution in the art and science of living"
Simply powerful .