Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Holistic Health Care - Increased Use

It is increasingly recognized that Holistic Health Care [HHC] effective than traditional Western medicine. People are complex, multidimensional nature of the response to positive stimuli at all levels-mind, body and spirit, and that leave out one aspect and denying the others. Wellness is more than physical. Healthy and fulfilled individual contributions to better themselves and the world.

Holistic Health Care is designed to work withwhole being, so that all aspects of life are positive, productive and balanced. The society of the future, recognizes that to be healthy and self-realized, leading to a happier life.

A growing number of medical schools have started courses in Holistic Health Care, more private insurance plans have begun to recognize the value of certain forms of HHC and provided coverage in conjunction with conventional treatments, and in 1992 was a mandate from the Congress, theOffice of Alternative Medicine, a small unit within the National Institutes of Health that has been chartered to evaluate alternative therapies. Its annual budget has increased since the year 1993 between 1997 and 1998 by $ 12 million to 20 million U.S. dollars.

According to a nationwide survey of government in May 2004, 36 percent of U.S. adults aged 18 years and more than a form of HHC published. NCCAM, National Institutes of Health, Prevention Magazine A 2002 survey ofConsumer use of dietary supplements showed that an estimated 158 million consumers use dietary supplements, and spend about $ 8.5 billion per year. An estimated 22.8 million people use herbal remedies instead of prescription drugs, and an estimated 19.6 million use it with a prescription product. Similarly, an estimated 30.3 million used to use herbs instead of an over-the-counter medicines (OTC), while around 19 million euros herbs and OTC's together.

In 2002, GeoffreyCowley, Senior Editor of Newsweek reported: "We do not make more visits to non-conventional healers (some 600 million euros per year) than we do, MD, and we spend more of our money for the privilege - about 30 billion dollars per year from previous estimates. "

Use of Holistic Health Care in the U.S.:

Are in the United States, 36% of adults with some form of Holistic Health Care When mega vitamin therapy and prayer specifically for health reasons included, this figure risesto 62%.

Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability (LOHAS) describes a $ 228.9 billion U.S. market for goods and services focused on health, environment, social justice, personal development and a sustainable lifestyle. The consumers attracted to this market have been collectively referred to as Cultural Creatives and represent a larger group in this country. About 36 percent of adults in the U.S., or 60 million people are currently comprehensive holisticLifestyle.

Health Conditions Prompting Holistic Health Care Use:

People use HHC for a wide range of diseases and disorders. According to a survey, Americans are most likely to use it again for HHC, neck, head or joint pain or other painful illnesses, colds, anxiety or depression, gastrointestinal disorders or sleep disorders. It seems that most of the HHC is often used to treat and / or prevent musculoskeletal conditions or other conditions with chronic orrecurrent pain.

Reasons for Holistic Health Care:

In the survey, people were describing five reasons why they choose HHC use. The results were as follows (people could select more than one reason):

• HCC would improve health: 55%

• HCC would be interesting to use: 50%

• Conventional medical treatments would not help: 28%

• A conventional doctor HCC: 26% proposed

• Conventional medicineTreatments are too expensive: 13%

Results for Holistic Health Care:

No reports of deaths caused by Holistic Health Care is already published. One may well assume that if there was death from HHC, the reports would usefully be reported to the AMA is on the lookout for ways to discredit and to discount HHC practice.

Results for medicine, Health Care:

In 2001, the top 50 medical and surgical proceduresapproximately 41.8 million. These figures were taken from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project within the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.13 Using 17.6 percent from the 1974 U.S. Congressional House Subcommittee Oversight Investigation as the percentage of unnecessary surgical procedures, and extrapolating from the death rate in 1974, we come up with an unnecessary procedure number of 7.5 million (7,489,718) and a death rate of 37,136, at a cost of $122 billion (using 1974 Dollars).

Problems with medication patients were even higher the following year. The margin of error of pharmacists in this study was 24% intercepted so that the potential damage to a minimum number of patients with prescription drugs 417,908.50.

The main causes of adverse drug reactions are antibiotics (17%), cardiovascular medications (17%), chemotherapy (15%) and analgesics and anti-inflammatory agents (15%) .11.

The World Health Organization in 2000 ranked theUnited States 37th of 191 countries in health care.

• U.S. life expectancy is almost three years, on average, shorter than the Canadians, and about two years less than the French.

• The United States has more than $ 6,000 per person in health care in 2004, about double what France, Germany and Canada spent per capita.

Sources: World Health Organization of the United Nations, the Organization for Economic Cooperation andDevelopment

Results for Holistic Mental Health Care:

American Health Magazine reported the results of a comparative study.

• Psychoanalysis: Creates a 38% recovery after 600 sessions

• Behavioral: Creates a 72% recovery after 22 sessions

• Hypnosis: Creates a 93% recovery after 6 sessions

Results for the company:

What does this mean for society if the society understands and participates in the benefits ofHolistic Health Care?

• Few, if any sick days.

• Reduced absenteeism for businesses. CCH survey by Harris Interactive ®, the average per-employee cost of absenteeism was conducted, $ 789 per year in 2002, up from $ 755 in 2001, while absenteeism fell slightly to 2.1 percent from 2.2 percent in 2001.

• No side effects / adverse reactions.

• Minimum short-and long-term disability costs.

• Live a healthy and productiveLife.

• Live a healthy longer life.

• Few, if any, age-related diseases.

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1 comment:

  1. An insightfull post. Will definitely help.

    Karim - Positive thinking