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The Missing Pieces of Wellness


Let's face it, no one reads a book on how to heal a broken arm.


Obviously, this is because mainstream medicine is extraordinarily good at things like broken arms, with tools and healing therapies ideally suited to overcome these kinds of challenges.


If it's a single-cause problem that can easily be diagnosed and is amenable to direct intervention, you'll get excellent, if not incredible care from mainstream medicine.


Yet, library and bookstore shelves groan under the sheer tonnage of books on chronic conditions and degenerative diseases ranging from fibromyalgia, to leaky gut syndrome, to adrenal fatigue, heart disease, arthritis, and chronic fatigue.


And equally obviously, this is because mainstream medicine hasn't satisfactorily healed or treated the patients suffering from these conditions. These conditions are harder to diagnose, and usually have multiple causes and contributing factors.


Mainstream medicine isn't as good at this, but effective, science-based healing is available to those willing to expand their medical toolsets and to address what I like to call the "missing pieces" of wellness:

Ignore these pieces, and most chronic conditions and ailments remain incurable. Recognize them and search for effective alternative-but-proven therapies capable of addressing health issues in all of these areas, and you'll be amazed how previously intractable health problems yield to treatment. I know I was.


The other thing that mainstream medicine is not particularly good at is prevention. If you need a liver transplant, mainstream medicine is the way to go. But, if you want to keep your liver in optimal health to begin with, alternative healthcare offers the only viable preventative health measures.


Moreover, even where mainstream medicine offers incredibly effective, viable options, they are too often simply out of reach for the uninsured and under-insured; whereas, alternative, holistic healing usually has a way of treating the same problem for a tenth or a hundredth of the cost.


So, what can you do today to address the missing pieces of your wellness?

  1. Take the initiative to learn more about alternative healing and prevention therapies.

  2. Find your own holistic, results-driven chiropractor or alternative healthcare provider that you can trust.

  3. Regain your lost health by addressing these areas.

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*This article includes excerpts from "Made Whole: Regaining the Health Your Body Was Born to Enjoy by Working With the Missing Pieces of Wellness" written by chiropractic physician, Dr. Douglas B. Cook, D.C. To purchase this book, visit the Nutrition Store inside the Oklahoma Health and Wellness Center.

**The information in this post is based on the opinion of the authors and is intended for general consumer understanding. Read our full disclaimer here.

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