Americans spend an estimated $3 trillion on healthcare each year, which is nearly twice the amount of the developed world. Whether it’s going to the doctor for a routine “checkup,” getting a prescription for your back pain, or having a surgical procedure performed, healthcare is downright expensive. But these costs could be significantly reduced if Americans start focusing on proactive healthcare vs reactive healthcare.
So, what in the world is proactive healthcare and why is it better than reactive? The term “proactive” — when used in the context of healthcare — refers to taking preventative measures to prevent or reduce the risk of health problems before the symptoms manifest. Most Americans only visit the doctor’s office when they experience symptoms of a disease or illness (e.g. fever, nasal congestion, migraine, pain, weakness, etc.). The doctor performs an examination, usually writing a prescription to the patient.
Proactive healthcare takes a different approach. Rather than visiting the doctor’s office when you are already sick, perhaps you can make lifestyle changes and/or seek alternative medicine before the symptoms manifest. Doing so may prevent disease and illness from arising, making proactive well worth the investment.
As noted above, Americans spend more than $3 trillion on healthcare annually, most of which goes towards reactive treatments. These costs can be slashed, however, if Americans transition towards proactive healthcare.
So, how can you take a proactive approach towards your healthcare? One of the easiest ways is to focus your diet around natural, nutritious foods. It should come as little-to-no surprise that diet plays a major role in our health. When we consume highly processed foods day after day, our bodies begin to feel the effects. We become fatigued, sluggish, and our bodies lack the power to ward off disease, at which point we are more susceptible to illness. Eating the right foods, on the other hand, will reduce our risk of health problems by stimulating our immune system.
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Acupuncture can also be classified as both reactive and proactive, depending on when and how it is performed. Having acupuncture performed on a weekly or bi-weekly basis, for instance, is a great form of proactive healthcare that will protect your and balance your body and immune system.
Contact our patient coordinator to review what Dr Rodney and the Dunetz Wellness Center – Acupuncture Boca Raton can do to lead the way in proactive healthcare vs reactive healthcare for you.
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