Most people see a doctor when they are ill, injured, or perhaps for an annual check-up. But what happens the rest of the year – the days when you feel fine? What you might think of as “health care” is considered by others as “disease care.” For those who are willing to reconsider how they achieve wellness rather than manage symptoms, “general wellness” may prove to be a life-changing concept. Unfamiliar with general wellness? Now’s a good time to learn more.
More than an absence of illness
For the most part, the American healthcare model is focused on treating symptoms after they already have taken hold of your health. On the other hand, general wellness is more than simply the absence of illness or chronic pain. General wellness focuses on staying healthy by addressing family history and risks, as well as lifestyle choices, your environmental factors and your mindset that can result in illness and pain.
A cascading effect
Left undiagnosed or untreated, chronic conditions such as stress and anxiety, digestive problems, obesity and joint pain can have a cascading effect on your health, leading to greater health problems. Practitioners and advocates of general wellness know that these and other chronic conditions can be best treated – and oftentimes prevented – by taking an integrative, holistic approach to wellness; this includes mind, body and spiritual health to optimize preventive care.
An integrative approach
To achieve general wellness, integrative medicine complements traditional treatments with alternative therapies that care for the whole person. That means looking beyond the physical condition and taking a deep look at what other factors may be influencing your well-being – from your general health and diet to environmental factors like home, family and workplace. Once an overall picture is formed, your wellness plan can include any number of complementary treatments to include functional medicine, exercise therapy, regenerative medicine, detoxification and/or pain-relieving therapies.
A lifelong relationship
Medical professionals who ascribe to general wellness principles specialize in integrative holistic medicine by offering personalized care focused on achieving your optimum level of health. Such is the case of Between the Bridges Healing Center, a holistic health clinic in Mankato, Minnesota, where Dr. Jeffrey J. Kotulski is a board-certified doctor of osteopathic medicine, neuromusculoskeletal medicine and family practice. He is also certified in integrative holistic medicine, meaning that his approach to health care is driven by his compassion and desire to heal, ensuring his patients achieve optimal health and wellness – not only when they are sick, but throughout their lives. Dr. Kotulski does this by treating the whole person, not symptoms, in a natural, caring, therapeutic way. No wonder Dr. Kotuski inspires trust and confidence with his patients.
General Wellness Care at Between the Bridges Healing Center
One of the nation’s premier general wellness providers, Between the Bridges Healing Center believes in helping the body heal itself through conservative therapies, nutrition guidance, lifestyle modification, and continued monitoring – all without drugs or surgery. If you are seeking health care that is collaborative, integrative, holistic and effective; or if you are finding it hard to seek effective treatments to your acute or chronic conditions, perhaps it’s time to check out the unique approach to medicine that has made Between the Bridges Healing Center a trusted partner in general wellness for patients across the nation. Interested in learning more? With locations in Mankato, a detox center in Madelia and a satellite location in Clinton, South Carolina, Between the Bridges is your bridge to wellness, Call us today at (507) 388-7488 or request an appointment online to start your journey of wellness!