Wellness vs. Medical Care

  • Wellness vs. Medical Care

What’s the difference between wellness care and traditional medical care? The main difference between wellness and medical care is their approach to health. Medical care usually focuses on treating a specific symptom or disease by adding something to the body, such as medication or surgery, to alleviate the symptom or cure the disease. Wellness care, on the other hand, seeks to optimize the body’s natural healing ability by removing any interference to normal function and making lifestyle adjustments that promote overall health and wellbeing. The wellness approach promotes natural healing and reduces the need for invasive treatments, which should only be used when there are no other options available. While medical care can be important and necessary in some situations, wellness care seeks to promote optimal health and prevent disease before it happens.

Difference between two types of healthcare: Inside Out and Outside In

A doctor might give a patient with high blood pressure medication to lower it, but that only treats the symptom, not the underlying cause. The cause of the high blood pressure could be something like stress or a nutritional problem that needs to be addressed. Just taking medication can have side effects and not solve the real problem.

The Wellness Method

Instead of just treating symptoms, we try to find the root cause of any problem and make lifestyle changes to improve our health, and focus on optimizing the body’s natural function. This helps our body to heal naturally, so we don’t always need medical treatment. When our body is healthy, we feel better and have a higher quality of life. The same principle applies to both mental and emotional health as well as physical health. While some people may still need medical treatment for serious problems, focusing on wellness can help achieve a state of optimal conditions for normal function and beyond, which allows for vitality, vibrant health, and an enhanced experience of life, not just being asymptomatic or pain-free.