I’m always amazed by and in awe of the human body.
It is THE most incredible piece of engineering anywhere in the world that doesn’t stop for scheduled maintenance!
- Neurons send info to your brain at more than 150 miles (241 kilometers) per hour
- Ounce for ounce (or gram for gram), human bones are stronger than steel
- Our eyes can distinguish about ten million different colors
- A kitchen faucet would need to be turned on all the way for at least 45 years to equal the amount of blood pumped by the heart in an average lifetime
Tell me you’re NOT amazed by these facts about the human body!
There are two broad paths for health care – pharmaceutical and non pharmaceutical.
The world of pharmaceuticals is tightly controlled the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the US and similar government entities in other countries. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and certain state and county rules and regulations may also apply.
Drug trials, treatment claims and manufacturing practices are tightly controlled for the consumer’s protection.
In broad terms, pharmaceutical solutions are reserved for treating diseases and for acute care. For example, drugs for epilepsy, cardiovascular disease, diabetes etc.
The consumer must weigh the advantages and disadvantages of the drug against not using the drug.
Where time and knowledge are available, this analysis is critical to understand the ‘cost’ of the drug’s side effects.
No drug is without side effects.
Aspirin was originally known as a pain reliever.
Later Asprin was used a blood thinner and helped avoid blood clots.
The world of non-pharmaceutical health care is governed by different regulations and different modalities are used for health care.
Outside the world of pharmaceuticals, health care practitioners are not permitted to diagnose, treat or cure diseases. For example, Acupuncturists, Nutritionists, Health Coaches.
Drug Free Health Care
However, a lot of relief from symptoms are gained from drug free approaches.
Carefully selected natural solutions can offer stress relief and support your body’s natural healing processes without the burden of added chemicals.
It usually takes longer to see a result from drug free solutions, but addressing the cause of the problem is more effective in the long run.
In the world of natural health, three months is recognized as the least amount of care to see results. Considering individual differences, it’s possible to take longer for symptoms to decrease.
The Wellness Balance favors a natural drug free approach to your health care based on the belief that natural solutions:
- Address the cause of the problem and not the symptoms
- Support and match the body’s natural healing mechanisms
- Have fewer side effects than pharmaceutical options. Exceptions such as magic mushrooms do occur!
And one more thing:
The part can never be well unless the whole is well. ~Plato