The Importance of Renaming Healthcare

The Importance of Renaming Healthcare
By: Dr. Rachel C. Smith

Unfortunately, these day and age, everyone has some knowledge of the problems with Insurance and the “healthcare system” we are immersed in and moving towards. No doubt our “healthcare system” is a tornado that is about to touch down. Our “health care system” is going bankrupt. Everyone has noticed the trend of increasing premiums, increasing deductibles, and decrease in benefits of insurance, which leads to less people being able to afford the “health care” they need.

Let’s just stop for a minute and think about the definition of “health care” which is as follows: The prevention, treatment, and management of illness and the preservation of mental and physical well-being through the services offered by the medical and allied health professions. How many contradictory words and misconceptions are involved in this definition of healthcare? Let me count the ways.

First and foremost, the only part of this definition that is correct is the “treatment, and management of illness”. When people are sick, they go to their Doctor and want a treatment for whatever is ailing them. Most doctors are doctors of medicine (M.D.). They treat all kinds of diseases and injuries. Most commonly, they prescribe a treatment course that involves some medication.

Second, the treatment of disease and illness has NOTHING to do with the prevention and preservation of health. Let me ask you, “Is there any such thing as preventative medicine?” The definition of medicine or prescription is as follows: An agent, such as a drug, used to treat disease or injury, or something that serves as a remedy or correction of disease and injury. Just by the nature of the definition, there can NEVER be a preventative medicine. What a contradiction!!!!

Third, insurance doesn’t pay for health care! Surprised? When was the last time your “healthcare insurance” paid for your gym membership? Bottled water? Healthy fruit and vegetables? Vitamins? When was the last time your doctor or insurance called you to see how healthy you are? By definition, INSURANCE ISN’T FOR HEALTHCARE! Medicine does not CARE about your health or the prevention of disease, only the treatment when you encounter disease or illness. Doctors of Medicine might be more willing to be involved in preventative health care; however, Insurance Companies do not want to pay for something they cannot measure. A dear friend of 30 years that practices Medicine in South Georgia laments over his inability to do more for his patients because of the limitations and demands on his time because of Health Insurance company’s requirements.

Let’s think about how we can bring about a better understanding of “Health care”. The answer is simple. If “Health care” was renamed permanently to “Sick care”, think about how much less confusing “healthcare” might be. People would know exactly what to expect from their “Insurance or Sick care”! They will always insure and care for you when you are sick, but in order to find Healthcare, we must look at the real prevention of disease and sickness.
The one person responsible for your HEALTH is you and you only! If you want to be healthy, you must be responsible for your own prevention and health care. As people, we must strive to eat healthy, drink good water, exercise, get proper rest, have positively healthy relationships, and most important of all take care of your spine, brain and nervous system. Your brain and nervous system are encased in your spine. They control and coordinate all the functions of your organs, systems, cells, tissues and muscles.

Unfortunately due to injuries, stress and wear and tear, our spine can misalign and start pinching on the nerves going to your organs, systems, and muscles. This subluxation or misalignment can cause a decrease in your body’s ability to heal itself or to work efficiently causing it to malfunction. For example, if there is pinching on a nerve going to your stomach and the stomach isn’t being told what to do properly, what might happen? Your stomach might not digest food properly, it might produce too much acid causing ulcers, you can get acid reflux, you might be nauseated, have gas or diarrhea, etc. Do you think this might decrease your quality of health???? Doctors of Chiropractic remove and correct subluxations or misalignments, thus preventing dis-ease or dis-function in the body. This creates a healthier YOU! Look into Chiropractic as another way to naturally prevent disease and illness. REMEMBER, THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS PREVENTATIVE MEDICINE, ONLY PREVENTATIVE MEASURES!

Please call Chiropractic Wellness Depot, for more information on how to live a healthier lifestyle naturally, and remove the sick care from your life. Please call, (256) 881-1321

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