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A Number of Messes Caused by Health Care Policy

August 14, 2012

First of all you may not know the full extent of care available from the different medical specialities.  Common treatment and diagnostic options are forwarded in strong marketing campaigns by giant medical/pharmaceutical  business interests and those become the most utilized by patients and supported by insurance companies.  You know those options well.

What may be a confusion for you is the growing, changing paradigm of complementary, alternative, wholistic, holistic, anti-aging, natural, functional medicine!  My point. This exciting and fruitful side of medical care has been unsuccessful in naming itself clearly to identify a parting of the ways with conventional common medical care, while remaining “medical” in nature.   There are many self care treatment modalities that are very effective but there are also licensed physicians ready to help you when self care is not quite enough.  People who are responsible for their life style and health may find that they need something more than self care at times and some think there is no avenue for non-pharmaceutical treatment within the community of medical centers and licensed physicians.  But…there is.

In company with Dr. Maulfair there are hundreds of doctors across this great country, probably within a few hours drive of  most locations, who are dedicated to finding the real causes of their patients ills, who choose searching diagnostic tools that look at the function of the body and whose treatment modalities turn away from medical drugs towards the building blocks of real health.  Did you know that if you had muscle aches and pains or high blood pressure you could benefit from a series of intravenous treatments of magnesium?  Did you know that the same treatment can relieve the problems of depression for some?  Were you aware you could request bio-identical hormones to make those years of passage full and free from sleep disturbances and tiredness as well as benefit your heart and circulatory system?

Our nation has recently consolidated physicians practicing medicine into hospital consortiums and with those connections the private, independent physician is harder to find.  This is a planned attack on the freedom of physicians and yours.  With hospitals as the umbrella of all these docs, you do not have to write hundreds of letters to each doc when you want to regulate something within the health care system, you write one letter to the hospital and control hundreds through the hospital policy.  There are protocols approved by the government that physicians must follow when presented with specific symptoms with a list of pharmaceutical drugs to recommend so physicians are losing the decision making battle.  They are pressured to conform more than ever.

No independent physician has an objection to emergency medical care or surgeries and medication when it is called for but those treatment modalities have a very poor track record in helping people with the problems of aging and chronic health problems.  No one disagrees with the use of pharmeceuticals when they are needed but ignoring other options, that do not harm the body but support the immune system and health, is dangerous.

Exert your freedom and speak up, talk to your physician and to your politicians.  We should demand health care and not disease care.  Let’s prevent a few things ourselves but when faced with a persistent problem see someone licensed or not for a gentler answer.  Join us in demanding control of your choices over your own body and your health.

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