Gathering Info and Understanding the Root-Cause
Lesson 2 Chapter 1
You probably go to the doctor because you have symptoms. These symptoms are likely uncomfortable and you want them to end. As your healthcare providers it is our job to address your symptoms. We do so by identifying and addressing the root-cause of those symptoms. For example, instead of treating a patient for just chronic headaches, we may find a hormone imbalance which is causing the headaches and treat that as well, thus eliminating the entire problem. When you come into the clinic we learn about possible root-causes to your symptoms by evaluating three aspects of your health:
These three aspects of health make up what we call the triangle of health. A deficiency in one of these areas will often cause a deficiency in another. For example, an issue in a person’s digestion, a biochemical/ nutritional aspect of health, may aggravate a physical injury or muscle weakness, a physical aspect of your health. We'd treat the digestive issues with natural supplements and customized eating protocol which can help the physical injury to heal faster.
Communicating With Your Doctor
Another take on the Triangle of Health evaluation is done using something called NET’s Home-Run Formula. It's important for you to understand how we evaluate different stressors on your body so that you, the patient, will better be able to communicate with your doctor.
One of the most important things about understanding the holistic nature of your health is that when you do, you shift from having your doctor talk AT you, to talking WITH your doctor about the factors and contributors to your symptoms. We at Equilibrium Natural Health partner with our patients in their health goals. The more you understand about what determines your health, the more empowered you’ll be to reap of the full benefits of natural healthcare.
Gathering Health Information
We use the best of eastern and western medicine to gather information on how best to optimize your health. Traditional western medicine often uses one tool to gather information- blood work. We use functional blood work as a way of looking at your blood sample and determining how to fine tune it to get rid of your symptoms before you have a full blown disease. More information on blood work. Other methods for gathering your health information, such as your intake documents and a physical exam, are performed at your visit to assure there are no immediate health situations to be addressed.
We use eastern medicine through acupuncture info. gathering methods. We look at your tongue, your eyes, your skin and many other areas with a functional approach to see what is imbalanced and needs support so that you can feel your best. Acupuncture has been practiced for over 5000 years and is effective in finding a perfect solution to your symptoms.
As we implement different practices to gather information, we are following the triangle of health method and determining which imbalances are contributing to your symptoms. In the next lesson we'll discuss how you can view your health and wellness as something to invest in.