Wellness is a state of complete and optimal health – physically, mentally and emotionally – not just the absence of disease. Optimal wellness is a continuum which changes throughout each of life’s stages, but is unified by the premise of continually striving to help the body achieve balance and have vitality to allow you to achieve everything that you want to do at work, rest and play. It is all about feeling great…all of the time!
Wellness medicine practitioners work with their patients to help them achieve optimal wellness, using lifestyle prescriptions, natural medicines and other holistic treatment approaches that complement the body’s natural processes and promote long-term health through a focus on an individual’s needs, not just the disease or health issue.
Wellness medicine looks at the whole of a person’s wellbeing and seeks to identify the cause of a condition rather than just treating a specific symptom or symptoms. At Remède, we take the time to understand all of the issues that might be contributing to your health problems, including physical factors, your lifestyle – including diet, exercise, sleep patterns, stress and emotional factors, as well as your environment and relationships – all of which contribute to your overall health status. These factors influence the very intricate systems of regulation in the body to govern overall body function and balance. Sometimes, if the body is under stress, is not getting optimal nutrition or is overloaded, these systems need support and enhancement to help restore healthy function. This is where wellness medicine works best – to get you back to your best!
Wellness medicine is sometimes referred to as complementary or allied health services, because almost all wellness medicine modalities can be safely combined with Western medical treatment. Indeed, sometimes natural medicines can help to “mitigate the damage” of conventional medical treatments, such as enhancing recovery and repair after surgery or requiring lower doses of medications. Whether you are under the care of your GP, Specialist or other health professional, your Remède practitioner will work together with your health care providers to ensure that your care is the priority.
At Remède, we are committed to helping you live a healthier, happier and more balanced life, by achieving optimal wellness and vitality.