Natural Medicine or Crisis Medicine – Which Is Better Primary Care?

by Dr. Rick Kirschner on April 20, 2014

StethoscopeIn the history of medicine, there never has been and likely never will be a more prudent approach to healthcare, the one likely to do the most good for the most people at the least cost, then the natural medicine approach long championed by naturopathic physicians

Today, our primary care system, fails to attend to this most important foundation of a healthy life. It’s not their fault, it just isn’t a part of their paradigm. A system that concerns itself with parts of the system rather than the whole system, body parts and organ systems, rather than the person, will inevitably overlook the obvious, and instead of delivering health care as the name would imply, what’s delivered is crisis care.

Crisis care is certainly important and we’re lucky our medical system has developed and now contains this valuable knowledge . But a system that depends on crisis in order to work will create and perpetuate crisis in order to work. And that’s how you can account for the incredibly high cost, poor health outcomes, and unsustainable approach that has been foisted on the American people, both personally and generally, for over 100 years.    It’s time for a change.  It’s time to recognize that our definition of primary is sorely lacking in care and putting first things first.  it’s time to stop defending an indefensible system and actually heal it, for the good of the nation and our people. 

Be well,


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