Health Care vs Wellness Care

Health Care vs Wellness Care

Hello, ladies, I've got something on my mind today, and I appreciate your patience as I share my thoughts.

Let's talk about the financial aspect of breast implants and the related challenges. Breast implants come with a hefty price tag, but dealing with Breast Implant Illness (BII) can be even more financially draining. From co-pays, prescription fees, and lab costs to coinsurance and out-of-pocket maximums, the journey to understanding what's happening to our bodies involves significant expenses.

Consider the overall cost, including health insurance premiums, supplements, and specialized diets aimed at self-improvement when traditional medicine falls short. When illness prevents us from working, we face the financial toll of lost income. The eventual realization that implants are causing sickness adds another layer of cost, from explant procedures to subsequent wellness care, often involving practitioners, specific supplements, and functional lab work not covered by insurance. And let's not forget the intangible costs of happiness and sanity.

It's crucial to shift our mindset away from the belief that our health isn't worth the investment and that paying out of pocket for crucial tests is a negative thing. Achieving real results in health often means exploring beyond what insurance covers. Health insurance, primarily a profit-driven entity, guides the treatment process, limiting a doctor's ability to address individual needs.

Conventional medicine, often dubbed sick care, lacks focus on prevention and restoring lost health. The system emphasizes managing diseases rather than addressing root causes. Pharmaceutical companies, with considerable profit margins, flood us with commercials promoting pills as solutions to all problems.

Our healthcare system needs a broader perspective. Conventional medicine, with its limited education on nutrition, fails to address conditions like BII adequately. Many experience dismissive attitudes from doctors regarding the impact of diet on health.

While acknowledging the importance of conventional medicine in emergencies, viewing health insurance as an accident and injury policy rather than a comprehensive health solution is prudent. For issues like BII, autoimmune diseases, and detoxification from harmful substances, insurance often falls short in covering necessary practitioners, services, labs, or supplements.

Venturing beyond the narrow confines of conventional healthcare unveils holistic alternatives:

  1. Functional testing offers insights unexplored in traditional approaches.
  2. Holistic practitioners provide the answers sought for healing.
  3. Supportive communities of women experiencing similar challenges provide strength and knowledge for long-term health.

The reality is that many grappling with chronic illness initially rely on conventional medical avenues, only to find inadequate answers. Truly healing often requires seeking alternative services, even if they come with out-of-pocket costs.

While it may be frustrating to pay for alternative services, the broader perspective is essential. Imagine the value of wellness care and working with holistic health practitioners post-explant when weighed against the income lost due to chronic illness. It's not just about financial considerations; it's about the fundamental question: Can you afford to stay sick?

In conclusion, don't let health insurance confine your options when it comes to healing from breast implant illness. Alternative paths may not be as expensive as perceived, and prioritizing health over material comforts might just be the shift our perspectives need.

The cost of true wellness care is an investment in a healthier, happier future, far outweighing the price of staying unwell.

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