Complementary & Alternative Medicine may be coming of age for many patients.
I had to fight for my own health and fired many doctors. I had to self-research and be fiercely determined to be heard. … Most of my health need answers came from beyond traditional medicine and was all out of pocket.
–Molly Peterson of Heritage Hollow Farms
Source: Alternative medicine: An opportunity for patients to be seen and heard
You Say Tomato? We Say Holistic
When we first started the journey toward holistic health in the early 2000’s the widely-used term was Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). Over the last decade “alternative” has dropped from many vocabularies. We now find terms like integrative, holistic (our favorite), and complementary, among others. The overarching goal is and should always be promoting health for people.
As a family-owned business focused on transforming healthcare through a holistic approach, HealthCare Too looks at the whole (funny how that works). We promote holistic health founded on well-informed consumer choice and (preferably) in concert with a care team. People like Molly Peterson are taking more interest (and control) in their health decisions. It is the ultimate patient engagement… something the US healthcare industry embraces. We are glad to see so many people enjoying the deals we find and the articles we share. This is our small contribution to “engagement”.
People should engage their care teams. The article points out that complementary & alternative medicine offers an opportunity for patients to be seen and heard. It is perhaps also an opportunity for providers to see and hear the people who rely on them. Physician burnout out is real. We speak with physicians all the time. It is infuriating to not “cure” so many chronic diseases. We can all grow together through mutual engagement and respect.
The HealthCare Too model provides for a holistic approach to health. We look for articles and knowledge to help consumers and their care teams make holistic health decisions and also shop for the best deals in holistic health so you can find them here! We appreciate the value of surgery and pharmaceuticals but want to make more pathways available for your HealthCare Too.