Why Wellness Care is Good for the Body

The concept of wellness care stems from the fact that the body can and should heal itself in most situations. Doctors who practice wellness care look for the root of a patient’s problem in order to solve what is causing the pain or discomfort rather than prescribing a temporary solution. Basically, wellness care focuses on solving an issue from the inside out, rather than adding something from the outside to lessen the effect of the problem inside.

Consider someone who goes to the doctor for a weight loss solution. Typical medical care will prescribe a medication for true obesity that may increase a person’s metabolism or decrease his or her appetite. However, a physician practicing wellness care would consider the person’s diet and exercise routine as well as his or her stress level first and try to solve the core reason for the problem before prescribing any medicine. This way, the patient can make simple lifestyle changes that lead to positive and lasting results forever without polluting the body with additional substances (medications). In some cases when medicine is prescribed, a patient may have negative side effects such as an allergic reaction, addiction to the prescription or basic unpleasant results like headaches or stomach pain. If no medication is necessary or prescribed, these possible side effects can be avoided all together.

Dr. Manfred Alkhas, an experienced chiropractor in California describes wellness care as the natural cure for the human body. “When the body is working properly, it tends to heal effectively, no matter what the condition,” according to the doctor. In many cases this is true. By taking medicine, even over the counter options, for every ache or pain, the body gets used to the supplemented assistance and takes longer to heal on its own when necessary. A strong body that is accustomed to handling its own care will heal faster and often times more completely. Allowing the body to heal on its own will make it stronger over time. A person can assist his or her body in this process by correcting habits that may weaken the body (such as smoking or overeating).