How to pick the right doctor: Traditional Medicine vs Western Medicine
Happy brand new and amazing day ladies!
I wanted to cover something today that I get asked constantly and is super important in terms of your longevity and quality of life.
“What is the difference between going to a naturopathic and holistic practitioner VS. my regular family doctor?”
In a nutshell?
Traditional medicine recognizes that the mind and body are ONE.
Western medicine views the mind and body as seperate.
Also, traditional medicine saves you time, energy, money, frustration, and gives you overall BETTER care.
Now, I will preface this and say there are a lot of very knowledgeable western doctors and practitioners out there that have done their continuing educating and truly desire to heal you.
However, most doctors are not required to brush up on science, therefore their information is wildly outdated.
What does this mean for you?
Well, when you visit your family practioner with x,y,z, they are treating you with what they learned in school, which could have been over 30 years ago.
Not to mention, most western medical doctors treat symptoms, not the actual cause of your symptoms.
It’s like putting a bandaid on a deep wound when what you really need is stitches. It does nothing but keep bleeding.
I have far too much experience seeing a western MD (family) doctor, and the amount of time, money, and tears I spent there is nothing you should have to every experience.
It wasn’t until I literally said, “screw this” that I made an appointment with a naturopathic and got some answers.
This is how I found out I had an underactive thyroid and PCOS. Because the doctor ran every test imaginable, and wait for it…….
LISTENED TO ME.
How many of you have left a doctor's office more confused than when you came?
And how many doctors have tried to put you on birth control instead of looking deeper to when this started, and putting you on a better nutrition program and analyzing your lifestyle?
Instead, you’ll be sent home with anti-anxiety medication and a referral to a therapist.
I already know what you’re thinking...
“But naturopathic doctors and holistic practitioners cost money, my doctor is covered by insurance”
How is that working out for you?
Wouldn’t you rather have a one and done appointment, spending money out of pocket for one hour than spend 6 more years searching for answers?
Doing the same thing over and over, is insanity.
I write this with compassion, but also urgency because not diagnosing hormonal issues can unfortunately turn into cancers and other horrid things like diabetes, which will probably cost you 20 times the amount of money you would have ever spent on a functional medicine practitioner.
That’s a huge run on sentence but you get it.
I truly believe I went through these issues so I can help you. So I can give you some guidance and expose the truth and not give you the runaround.
If you’re struggling, please either do the research like I did or reach out so I can help you.
You are worthy and deserving of feeling healthy AND happy! Repeat that to yourself over and over because you're more powerful than you know.