Symptoms: What Are They? A Holistic PerspectiveWhen something is not right in the body, you may feel pain, or have a fever, a dry cough, a wet cough, a discharge, headache, lower back pain, high blood pressure, or a rash. Whatever you feel is called a symptom. If other people and your doctor can observe rashes and high temperature and coughs it is a sign. However lay people use the words interchangeably and for that reason we will call everything symptoms. Symptoms are indicators that something is wrong in the body.Modern Medicine Manages SymptomsCommon sense would tell you that treatment should involve the removal of whatever is wrong, but you will find that allopathic medicine focuses on controlling symptoms. If your blood pressure is high, it is a sign that either you have stress or your blood vessels are filling up with plaque. Yet your doctor prescribes medication to lower the blood pressure, which is just a symptom and does not address the cause. Later when you develop heart disease you get more medication and you end up taking half a dozen meds. The root cause of the problem is not addressed and therefore the high blood pressure never goes away.This is why a lot of people are on chronic medication. When they start taking the meds they probably believe that the condition will improve, only to find that the symptoms are under control as long as they take their meds, daily, for life. Later they develop side effects (new illnesses caused by the meds) and they simply get more meds. It is a costly existence and it robs people of the joys of good health.Take Control of Your HealthIt is up to you to understand how the system works and to acknowledge that you must take control of your health. Lifestyle is the major cause of health problems and lifestyle is what you must change to regain your health.
Natalies story of how she was terrified to visit a chiropractor, until she realized the benefits and relief it provided for her chronic back pain.
This is the most common response I hear any time I ask to see a patient’s blood work. They have been told that everything is normal, yet they still feel awful. How could this be the case? This post is specifically about why medical and functional blood analysis is different and absolutely needs to be understood. Medicine evaluates "normal"/non-pathological blood values. Archetype uses "optimal" blood values which are smaller in a acceptable range but are compared other lab values to determine the cause of your issue..