Wellness 101 2014-08-27T09:43:04+00:00

“Health” and “wellness” are usually defined as the absence of illness or disease. It’s often used synonymously with holistic medicine, anti-aging medicine, age management and functional medicine. The term wellness is often used by acupuncturists, chiropractors, nutritionists, homeopaths, as well as by MDs who are specially trained in holistic medicine.

In contrast, conventional or traditional medicine is based on matching a symptom with a pharmaceutical drug. Wellness practitioners look to find and treat the root causes of symptoms and disease, rather than band-aiding symptoms with prescription medications. The vast majority of the time, the root causes of whatever ails a person include one or more of the following:

– hormonal imbalance not seen on blood work,
– vitamin deficiencies,
– food sensitivities and allergies,
– poor dietary habits in general (e.g. inflammatory foods, processed foods devoid of nutrition),
– overgrowth of opportunistic organisms in the gastrointestinal tract (e.g. yeast, pathogenic bacteria, parasites) with consequent deficiencies in the beneficial bacteria required for good health.
– Other contributing factors often include sleep disorders and toxins.

If you are not feeling your best, why not get to the root of the problem with true health and wellness? Contact The Woodlands Institute or give us a call at 281-298-6742 to schedule your appointment. We’ll discuss the symptoms that you’re experiencing, cover possible causes and determine the best holistic way to heal you. We also encourage you to test yourself with our online symptom checker.