In 2012, the US spent an average of $8,915 per person on health care, reaching a total of $2.8 trillion. Wow. I’ve been gauging the tone of social media and TV media for people’s feelings about their health, healthcare, physicians, and wellness. I believe we may be reaching a saturation point with the public’s patience toward the current debacle of our healthcare system. It’s too expensive and many times doesn’t work to correct the problem, even though you’re paying a high price for it.
It is somewhat ironic that while the Federal Government is gleeful about fourteen million? newly enrolled citizens in the Affordable Care Act Insurance exchanges, all I hear in my office, in person-to-person appointments with other professionals, and on the street is disdain for Obama care. It’s a mandate! Not only that, a mandate toward how you are to care for YOUR OWN BODY! The federal government is going to make me pay an exorbitant amount per month for “what if” health insurance in a system that doesn’t even really cover services according to my holistic values? It’s supposed to, but it’s not. It’s in the law, but the insurance companies aren’t heeding it.
In 2009, the last time the N.I.H. (National Institute of Health) checked, Americans spent $34 billion dollars on holistic medicine in that year. That was ten years ago. We’ve all gotten busier in my field. Massage Therapists in Michigan finally got a license! I’m guessing that amount is $40 billion now. It’s going to go up. Why? Because one thing psychologists know about human behavior is that people like to feel their own power but then they get scared of their own power, like a child. People like to feel that they have a choice. They like to know that they are in control of their own destiny. On the other hand, it’s a little too late for some people. They’ve trashed their body and mind, battle by battle in the war on their body. Then allopathic care is perfect for them. I think the federal government. knows that, the insurance companies know that, and they’re going to make sick people, addicted people, and people who have not taken care of themselves pay for that. I’m not going to pay for that. I’ve practiced preventative medicine my whole life. I’ve worked out my whole life. I’m sober; addicted to nothing. The physical things I have to work on, I’m working on.
The main thing stopping healthy people now, with regard to their own body, is education about HOW? their body works. They believe that the healthcare practitioner holds all the cards because we’ve been trained in the body and it’s complicated. Well…it is. I studied just the anatomy and function of all the soft tissues of the body for 3.5 years with some smattering of organ function here and there. I am an expert on how your muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves work in your body and how they interact with everything else in the body. That’s valuable information because that makes up most of your body! But, I can condense it and teach you some. You don’t need to know every bit. You just need to know what your options are based on some basic facts that no doctor is going to tell you.
Mostly, you need to know how to do self-healing, how to focus the mind, and understand how your mind does indeed manifest in who you are and how your body functions. You do have full control if you take it and use it.