Total Wellness – Not Just Freedom from Disease

by HCHC on August 18, 2011

These days, it’s tempting to say you’re financially stable if you are free from debt and can pay your bills every month. But no financial advisor would ever tell you to settle for simple subsistence on a knife-edge, where any crisis can throw you into a shortfall! Instead, they’ll tell you to build your savings and invest in money-making strategies to ensure your financial comfort long into the future.

Translate that financial perspective to health care, and you’ll have a pretty good idea of how we see wellness here at Howard County Holistic Center.

It’s not just a matter of being free from disease or pain.  Instead, it’s…

Knowing that you can trust your body to do whatever you want it to do…

Having the stamina not only to do the necessities, but also to do the fun things…

Feeling fully awake and energized from the time you wake up until you go to bed…

Being clear-headed, having all of your brain-power online…

Being able to balance your own emotions, not being swept away by hormonal high tides…

You get the idea! There is a tremendous difference between bare basic survival, putting up with aches, pains, brain-fog, energy-crashes, and mood swings, versus total wellness, with every system of your body functioning optimally.

Just as a responsible financial advisor is dedicated to your long-term wealth, total wellness is our goal for you!

Just as you probably have an insurance agent, a bookkeeper, a tax advisor, and an investment advisor to support you in building and maintaining your financial health, you need to have a wellness team:  an integrative physician or naturopath to keep the big picture in focus, along with other professionals whom you can question, talk to, and trust: perhaps an acupuncturist, a psychotherapist,  a nutritional counselor, etc. Each member of your wellness team supplies his or her own unique expertise in bringing you to full mind/body/spirit health.

And just as no financial advisor cannot give you wealth without your participation in the process, no healer can simply hand you total wellness in a pill or a supplement!

We see your journey as an active, long-term partnership, in which your team helps you to recognize and respond to your body’s signals, and to make appropriate decisions regarding your treatment. Meanwhile, it’s our job to provide you with support, information, treatment and – most important of all – empowerment as you take ownership of your total wellness!

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