Mainstream healthcare means medication and surgery - unlike other modalities, such as chiropractic, homeopathy, naturopathy, and acupuncture - which focus on harnessing the body’s ability to heal itself. These practices are complementary or an alternative to traditional medicine.
“Integrative Medicine: Alternative Becomes Mainstream” - That was the headline of an article from the Mayo Clinic’s periodic newsletter.
What does it mean?
“Complementary medicine has never been more popular. Nearly 30 percent of adults report using complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Doctors are embracing CAM therapies, too, often combining them with mainstream medical therapies — spawning the term ‘integrative medicine’.” – the Mayo Clinic
A Century of Conflict
Through John D. Rockefeller’s influence and support in the early 1900’s, ‘mainstream’ medicine took control of American healthcare. The AMA closed ranks to only those doctors who embraced the medication system, fencing out chiropractic and any other healthcare modality in the process.
Luckily, the resilience and workability of these ‘alternative’ options continued to prevail. Time and time again, it was shown through patients’ positive outcomes, that these options actually work.
The continued failure of traditional treatments has been exposed by the fact that the third cause of deaths in the US is healthcare itself. Thousands are killed every year by drug reactions and hospital-acquired infections alone.
On top of all this, drug prices have continued to skyrocket. In the midst of the opioid crisis in the US, people continue to search for something to help them get back to normal without the need for surgery or dangerous drugs.
What is the Revolution?
There is an old maxim: “that which you resist, you become.” The AMA has done everything in its power to fight chiropractic, but now its doctors are beginning to embrace it. There’s a new buzz in the medical world about “integrative medicine” - the marriage of mainstream medicine and several alternatives under one roof can benefit the patient in ways never thought possible. These new marriages or medical disciplines are proving to be very successful for the patients in ways many never thought would be possible.
How Does it Work?
Most medical doctors have tunnel vision and don’t think about other therapies outside of their specialty. Chiropractors are walled off to what they can do within the legal boundaries of their license, but if you put them together, they can offer a much wider variety of workable therapies.
Imagine a new mainstream medical viewpoint of curing without drugs. The focus of multiple providers on patient all at once is a better way to treat the root of the problem and the way to cure the ills of the opioid crisis.
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