Thousands of women wake up every morning and wonder what is wrong with them….really. The reason: They have not found the right health care provider and information to identify the culprit that steals their health. This common reality is not due to get any better if those suffering don’t find their way out of a system that keeps them in the dark. Don’t get me wrong; I’m not bashing the medical system…well, maybe I am a little. I really just want you to understand that there are so many knowledgeable practitioners out there who just might have a better understanding of what you’re dealing with.
The Pharmacy Buzz
With pharmaceuticals and OTC meds flying out of the drug stores like a swarm of bees, you have to wonder if anyone is getting to the underlying issues with their health and not just masking the symptoms. I want you to know that I’m no exception to this scenario. I take medicine every day because I need it right now. However, while I’m taking it, I’m researching and trying to figure out what is really going on. By that I mean I’m proactively seeking the truth. And the truth is that our bodies have the ability to heal themselves if given what they need. The key is figuring out what that might be.
The Body’s Wonderful Healing Cycle
It’s a fair assessment to say that none of us are suffering from a Ibuprofen, Tylenol, Prozac, Lyrica, or Valium deficiency…right? Be that as it may, we all have tendency to turn to drugs like these to take pain and discomfort away. It’s the easy recourse, and in some cases, the most economical. So, what needs to change? Well, that depends on the individual.
In my case of chronic migraine, I have to give my body every opportunity to heal with proper nutrition, exercise, stress relief, and supplementation. Even with those things I’m still getting headaches. What that means is I haven’t yet found the complete answer.
True healing and health takes time. After all, we didn’t get unhealthy over night, so why should we expect to be healed with the popping of a pill. The healing cycle is perfect. It’s our own interference with this system that throws it off balance. Yes, our bodies do adapt to a certain degree, but not to the point of sacrificing life. It will always attend to that which is the most life-threatening first.
Here’s an example:
Did you ever wonder why taking that Ibuprofen makes your pain go away? The area of pain is no longer a priority because you have a small spot in your stomach that is bleeding. Yep, I’m serious! That is the body’s natural defense mechanism kicking in. The bleeder is dealt with and your headache or knee pain temporarily goes away. Factually, most of what pharmaceuticals do is way over most of our heads – how convenient for the companies that want to keep selling their products to us. You can easily see how important it is to be knowledgeable of your own body and its healing process.
The number of natural health practices in the United States is growing every year. Every service from chiropractic to acupuncture can be found in almost every city, and the number of Md’s expanding to include alternative therapies is also increasing. As in the case of Dr. Anca Lamse, MD. Dr. Lamse is the owner and primary physician at the Lamse Wellness Clinic located in Carmel, Indiana. She paid her dues in med school but was unsatisfied with how mainstream medicine approached the care and diagnosis of patients. With hours of additional study and attendance of health workshops and conferences, Anca has the concepts of natural healing down to a science. She offers her patients an integrative experience that includes extensive consultation, testing, and alternative ideas for true health.
As with any professional you want to employ, always get information or a referral when possible. Simply Googling a practitioner’s name should give you some basics about their professional style and success in their field. Don’t be afraid to ask for a free consultation. This is an important time for you both to decide whether they can help you with your particular conditions and symptoms. The best thing to do is ask as many questions as you can. Also, you are entitled to hear about some positive results that their treatments have brought. Of course they can’t reveal patient’s names to you, but they can share the victorious stories with you.
Getting answers to your health questions takes diligence on your part. Don’t be fooled into thinking that just because someone has that D-R in front of their name that they can help you. Be proactive. Get the facts about your body and the symptoms you’re having. If you have any questions about today’s post, please contact us. Women’s Life Link is blessed with some wonderful health practitioners to help us spread the word about living a better healthier life. Be well-be beautiful.
Photo one by Etienne-RUGERI; photo two by Amywalrus