The Future of Health Care

You may have heard the expression “all structures are unstable”. It seems, more and more, that this applies to our health care system as it does to everything else. In our Western society, this means that over the next 50 years we can expect some changes to the way we manage our health, as there’s already evidence that our current medical system is overloaded and struggling. As the Baby Boomers move into their senior years, requiring more medical attention, change will be necessary.

The best thing you can do for yourself is to manage your own health care, taking responsibility for prevention and self-care.  Boomers are awakening to the usefulness of traditional Eastern medicine, and younger people are embracing acupuncture and related therapies as non-invasive alternatives to standard Western methodologies.

Here are some ways in which you can take charge of your own health:

  • Practice prevention by eating well and exercising
  • Take charge of your own medical history and keep detailed notes as well as copies of your records in an organized fashion
  • Consider traditional Eastern medicine for treatment of your health issues, and be proactive in seeking treatment at early stages

If you have questions about how acupuncture and massage can help with your health condition, please call me at 705-499-6837. Look for our Ask Nurse Colleen column in the North Bay Nugget and Gateway Advertiser.

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