The Positive Side of Health Care Reform – 2014

The Positive Side of Health Care Reform – 2014

In spite of the plethora of negative spin on U.S. health care reform, there is a broader positive perspective. January 1, 2014 marks a historic change in health care choices. The change includes a little noticed provision (against the din of negativity), whose long-term impact is likely to be life changing.

In this change, insurers will be compelled to include all licensed health care professionals who opt to participate in the health care insurance plans. The intent is to give consumers greater choice among different health care providers. The provision includes holistic health care; such as: Naturopathic and Homeopathic physicians, Chiropractors, Acupuncturists, etc.

Holistic health care focuses on lifestyle changes in emotional, mental, physical and spiritual realms. Natural holistic protocols are superior to invasive procedures, surgery, and prescription or OTC drugs.

The new health care law recognizes that 40 percent of Americans are currently taking greater control of their health by using holistic protocols. Within this 40 percent is, albeit small, a growing number of people, who are seeking holistic health care protocols exclusively.

On September 10, 2013, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved a resolution that establishes October 7 – 13 as Naturopathic Medicine Week. Congress, thereby, recognized the ability of Naturopathic physicians to, “provide safe, effective and affordable health care,” and urged Americans to learn more about the highly effective holistic protocols.

The holistic approach emphasizes the body’s inherent self-healing ability. This is a clear divergence from conventional medicine—a.k.a. Traditional Western Medicine (TWM) or Allopathic Medicine, which focuses on managing sickness.

It is stunning that nearly two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese, tens of millions are afflicted with high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, anxiety, panic attacks and the list goes on.

Seventy percent of Americans have stress related symptoms (which leads to heart disease, depression, etc). Our fast-paced, high stress, ‘lifestyle’ contributes to chronic illness and an intense focus on sickness management.

The result is that, while the U.S. spends far more per capita on health care than any other country, the U.S. ranks 37th in health care efficiency and effectiveness. World Health Organization (WHO)

Tracy Gaudet, MD, director of patient-centered care at the Veterans Health Administration, describes Naturopathic protocols as a ‘huge’ answer for the U.S. at a pivotal transformational moment’ in health care. In an institutionalized era when prescribing drugs or performing surgery is a reflex action from the majority of doctors—and patients themselves see drugs or surgery as the way to achieve a ‘quick fix’ to banish symptoms forever, yet, this mind-set is counter to the reality of Western Medicine’s poor performance. The World Health Organization reports that one (1) in ten (10) U.S. women die of breast cancer each year; while only one (1) in ten thousand (10,000) Chinese women die of breast cancer each year.

Naturopathic and Homeopathic protocols have been around since the beginning of humans on this planet. The protocols have evolved as health issues of humans have changed. Today 4,400 Naturopathic Doctors hold a license in 17 states, the District of Columbia, and the United States territories of Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands.

Naturopathic and Homeopathic doctors use a range of non-invasive protocols such as: oriental medicine, botanical medicine, mind, body and spirit metaphysical transformation, holistic nutrition, etc.

Holistic Health Care highlights the causes of illness and focuses on developing a protocol to transform the mind, body and spirit to its natural state of health and wellness. Holistic Health Care focuses on the cause and effect of every symptom. For every effect (symptom) in your life, there is a thought pattern that precedes and maintains it. A consistent thinking pattern creates your experiences. Therefore, by changing your thinking patterns, you can change your experiences, including the dis-ease (symptoms) you experience. The mental thought patterns which cause the most dis-ease (symptoms) in the mind, body and spirit are Criticism, Resentment, Anger, Shame and Guilt.

The symptoms of chronic illness and the cost to treat them with Traditional Western Medicine is spiraling higher and higher. It is critical to realize that die-ease causing thoughts are the root cause of illness and therefore, a holistic approach is the most effective to resolve them.

Health and wellness is a birthright—now you can claim yours with health care reform 2014. ###

Dorothy M. Neddermeyer, PhD, Metaphysician – Certified Hypnosis and Regression Practitioner, Author and Speaker. Dr. Dorothy facilitates clearing blocks, fears and limiting beliefs as well as restoring your Mind, Body and Spirit back to vibrant health. You can live the life you desire. She facilitates Past Life Regression, Life Between Lives and Future Life Progression. She is featured in the documentary The Business of Dis-ease. She was a World Regression Congress faculty member in the Netherlands, India, Brazil and Turkey.