“The greatest medicine is to teach people how NOT to need it.” – Hippocrates
The pharmaceutical industry is large and lucrative. In fact, the U.S. is the world’s largest pharmaceutical market. According to SelectUSA, the pharmaceutical industry, directly and indirectly, supports about 4.4 million jobs in the U.S. Much money is invested in the research, development, marketing and administration of prescription medications.
While these drugs are meant to help heal the body, relieve pain and save lives, there are other ways of approaching how we can care for our bodies when we’re experiencing pain or illness.
That’s why I emphasize prevention strategies alongside treatment modalities and educate patients with a focus on lifestyle modification.
Rather than simply focusing on symptoms and looking outside our bodies for external healing, we can start by looking at the conditions that caused the illness or pain within our bodies. As we gain a better understanding of the cause of our conditions, we can often take steps toward better overall health.
If you’re looking for a healthcare provider who prescribes a way of living rather than a bunch of pills or a lengthy treatment plan, reach out. I’d love to help you (in person or remotely) find more long-term health.