Wednesday, May 15, 2013
These days I have several patients who are consulting more than one doctor regularly for their disease. So, it can be a cardiologist, diabetologist, orthopedic surgeon, ENT specialist, gynecologist, a skin specialist, a nutritionist, a yoga teacher, a trainer...etc.etc. They keep all these doctors on, take their various advises and medication and try to figure out how to stay healthy? Each of these give suggestions and prescriptions as per their knowledge and yet the patient remains ill. What is the point here? The point here is, that none of these doctors truly perceive the patient as a whole with his mind, body and emotional status and then give a comprehensive plan to reverse his disease in a step by step manner. Some of these consultant do try but their efforts and perceptions may not go all the way. Patient lands up taking too many different types of medications and therapies and messes up more. On the top of all that, they even forget to mention this to me that they are doing these other therapies as well. How do you expect to get well? One doctor sees you properly, and you need to give sufficient time for the healing to happen. Healing does not happen with some magic 'pill'. Healing happens when a patient also fully participate in the process of healing and takes responsibility for his own health.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
My recent thoughts posted on face book:
We are so used to making financial targets each year. We figure out owning a home, a car, a holiday home may be, a holiday abroad and whatever. But we forget to make similar list of our own health. What is your health target? What is your body flexibility and strength target? Any idea? Do you exercise and check your movement range? Do you regularly get check ups done to make sure your blood levels are improving? Do you keep postponing your appointment with doctor? One day, it may be too late to improve health! Start writing your health targets now, look for right advice and time frame to reach there. This will be the best way to honour your own body, the only precious vehicle that you have right now that makes you feel truly alive!
I have made this incredible observation! I have several patients who have consulted various dietitian and nutritionists in the past for various health problems. They are very used to 'asking them' about what to eat, what is good for them and also receiving diet by SMS/email daily or on weekly basis. This way you are 'outsourcing' your own food requirements completely. You are 'listening' to them much more than 'listening' to your own 'inner guidance'. It feels very strange to give away your own power to decide what you should eat. General guidance is good to receive from learned people but to receive your daily diet chart??? Think it over.