There are many reasons that Australians are increasingly choosing wellness medicine, some of the most common include:
1. You want to make informed decisions about your health
Wellness medicine naturopaths, doctors and other practitioners are not just a second opinion from a conventional doctor – they have a completely different philosophy in regards to health and a different set of therapeutic methods. The typical patient of wellness medicine is knowledgeable about health and wants to understand the complexities of their condition.
2. Wellness medicine practitioners treat you as a person, not a disease
Modern medicine is based mainly on the diagnosis of disease. Once a diagnosis is made, you are labeled and given the same treatment that everyone else with that disease gets. If it doesn’t work, the “patient has failed the treatment”. One of the core philosophies in wellness medicine is that we treat people, not disease. In addition, the treatment approach for a specific health problem will always be individualised, as every patient manifests disease differently.
3. You prefer to use natural medicines vs pharmaceuticals
Leading a clean and healthy lifestyle can contribute to a long life. Often, natural substances have fewer side effects and can promote long-term health and wellness. Wellness medicine practitioners such as naturopaths, holistic doctors, chiropractors and Chinese medicine practitioners are extensively trained in medical sciences, as well as all aspects of natural therapies – they are the recognised experts in their field.
4. You want to cure the problem, not mask the symptoms
For many chronic diseases, pharmaceuticals only stop or help your symptoms. Once the pharmaceuticals are stopped, the symptoms reappear and for some the side effects can be undesirable. A wellness medicine practitioner chooses natural, but highly effective medicines and treatments to address the underlying cause of symptoms.
5. You may have uncommon and complex health issues
Our wellness medicine practitioners have a broad understanding of many aspects of holistic medicine and health. Many people with uncommon health issues seek out our naturopaths, holistic doctors, chiropractors and Chinese medicine practitioners when they find that modern medicine is not helping them.