dare13_frthWouldn’t it be awesome if we had a healthcare system where the incidence of chronic diseases and ill-health could be dramatically reduced and healthcare professionals could work in an environment where results and job satisfaction coWouldn’t it be awesome if we had a healthcare system where the incidence of chronic diseases and ill-health could be dramatically reduced and healthcare professionals could work in an environment where results and job satisfaction could be vastly increased?

Obviously, the current healthcare system is not working as we struggle to treat many chronic illnesses. These are the figures that each person spends on healthcare in various developing countries:
• United States = $12,086 per person
• UK – $4520 per person
• Australia – $5,479 per person

To make matters worse, recent statistics show that 50% of Australian are battling chronic disease. with one-in-five having at least two of the most common eight chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and mental health conditions.

So what is the answer?
A revolution is underway in medical treatment mainly in the US, where the importance of lifestyle, diet, emotional and physical factors are important components in formulating therapeutic protocols for chronic diseases. This system is known as Integrative Medicine, which harnesses the best of conventional and alternative medicine into a ‘best practice model’ of primary health care.

Several studies have shown the value of alternative medicine. For example;
• Vitamin supplementation has been shown to reduce hospital costs in the US by$ 20 billion (Bendich et al 1997)
• Over 70% of Australian adults use over-the-counter natural products and approximately one-third use alternative medicine therapies such as massage therapy, naturopathy, and chiropractic. One of the main reasons people choose this course of action is to manage chronic disease. (Brownie et at 2006)

As our global population grows older and sicker, placing an ever-increasing strain on healthcare systems worldwide a multi-disciplinary approach is required more than ever before. A structured, strategic and innovative Integrative medicine model which combines evidenced-based alternative medicine and conventional medicine is required.

Effective Integrative medicine should not be a ‘mix ‘n match’ of therapies and medicines but a ‘targeted therapy’ which consist of rationally designed evidenced-base treatments into one effective system of healthcare. This treatment protocol involves the strategic integration of complementary therapies, pharmaceuticals, and supplements.

I have worked in as a practitioner of Ayurveda, Yoga and Homotoxicology in Integrative Medicine centres alongside medical doctors, homeopaths, acupuncturist, herbalist, and counselor. Using this multidisciplinary approach, we strategically formulated treatment plans with timelines in accordance with budgetary guidelines, and successfully treated severe illnesses like; Anorexia, Infertility, Diabetic Neuropathy, Chronic Asthma, Rheumatoid Arthritis, ADHD, etc. Gone are the days when we argue about the importance of body-mind medicine as the scientific studies have validated this approach on numerous occasions which makes it a vital factor in addressing chronic health issues.

At Apple A Day RX we have the strategies for:
• Doctors seeking to improve their results; we provide you with practical resources and guidance on integrative healthcare
• Consumers whoare tired of being chronically sick
• Complementary Medicine Practitioners who want to help their clients achieve better clinical outcomes

So as you read through this you can see the power of integration of several conventional and alternative medicine system in a structured framework which can effectively address chronic health issues.
uld be vastly increased?

Obviously, the current healthcare system is not working as we struggle to treat many chronic illnesses. These are the figures that each person spends on healthcare in various developing countries:
• United States = $12,086 per person
• UK – $4520 per person
• Australia – $5,479 per person

To make matters worse, recent statistics show that 50% of Australian are battling chronic disease. with one-in-five having at least two of the most common eight chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and mental health conditions.

So what is the answer?
A revolution is underway in medical treatment mainly in the US, where the importance of lifestyle, diet, emotional and physical factors are important components in formulating therapeutic protocols for chronic diseases. This system is known as Integrative Medicine, which harnesses the best of conventional and alternative medicine into a ‘best practice model’ of primary health care.

Several studies have shown the value of alternative medicine. For example;
• Vitamin supplementation has been shown to reduce hospital costs in the US by$ 20 billion (Bendich et al 1997)
• Over 70% of Australian adults use over-the-counter natural products and approximately one-third use alternative medicine therapies such as massage therapy, naturopathy, and chiropractic. One of the main reasons people choose this course of action is to manage chronic disease. (Brownie et at 2006)

As our global population grows older and sicker, placing an ever-increasing strain on healthcare systems worldwide a multi-disciplinary approach is required more than ever before. A structured, strategic and innovative Integrative medicine model which combines evidenced-based alternative medicine and conventional medicine is required.

Effective Integrative medicine should not be a ‘mix ‘n match’ of therapies and medicines but a ‘targeted therapy’ which consist of rationally designed evidenced-base treatments into one effective system of healthcare. This treatment protocol involves the strategic integration of complementary therapies, pharmaceuticals, and supplements.

I have worked in as a practitioner of Ayurveda, Yoga and Homotoxicology in Integrative Medicine centres alongside medical doctors, homeopaths, acupuncturist, herbalist, and counselor. Using this multidisciplinary approach, we strategically formulated treatment plans with timelines in accordance with budgetary guidelines, and successfully treated severe illnesses like; Anorexia, Infertility, Diabetic Neuropathy, Chronic Asthma, Rheumatoid Arthritis, ADHD, etc. Gone are the days when we argue about the importance of body-mind medicine as the scientific studies have validated this approach on numerous occasions which makes it a vital factor in addressing chronic health issues.

At Apple A Day RX we have the strategies for:
• Doctors seeking to improve their results; we provide you with practical resources and guidance on integrative healthcare
• Consumers whoare tired of being chronically sick
• Complementary Medicine Practitioners who want to help their clients achieve better clinical outcomes

So as you read through this you can see the power of integration of several conventional and alternative medicine system in a structured framework which can effectively address chronic health issues.

For any help regarding Naturopathy, Alternative medicine, Integrative medicine and Yoga, please call us at  0405 845 763