The difference between wellness care and standard medical care is that wellness care concentrates on tapping into the body’s natural healing ability. When the body is working properly, it tends to heal effectively, no matter what the condition. When the body heals well and maintains itself well, then there is another level of health that goes beyond “asymptomatic” or “pain-free” which reveals an open-ended opportunity for vitality, vibrant health, and an enhanced experience of life.
The wellness approach is to look for underlying causes of disturbances or disruptions and to make whatever interventions and lifestyle adjustments would optimize the conditions for normal function. That environment encourages natural healing, and minimizes the need for invasive treatment, which should be administered only when absolutely necessary.
First Wellness takes a full body wellness that incorporates these five factors of good health:
- HEALTHY NERVOUS SYSTEM
Chiropractic care is important because it helps relieve any nervous system issues. It allows your body to express its full healing ability and create the energy you need to operate at 100%.
- PROPER NUTRITION
Your eating habits are vital to high energy and a healthy body. When you are pain free and at maximum energy and vitality, you will want to eat the right things instead of choosing the unhealthy foods that you think will make you feel better.
- POSITIVE MENTAL ATTITUDE
With high stress or unresolved emotional issues, we cannot be healthy. Achieving and maintaining a positive outlook is a major step towards great health.
- REGULAR EXERCISE
Our bodies are made for motion. Studies have shown that regular exercise can extend life by 40%! So get moving in some way. Walk, swim, ride. It doesn’t matter. Just do it!
- PROPER REST
Studies have also reported that most of us do not get enough rest. To operate at full capacity, we must get sufficient sleep and slow down when sick in order to restore the immune system.