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  •  People do seek wellness, generally -- (5+ / 0-)

    and they do spend money in the doing.  (Think spas, yoga studios, Weight Watchers!  And more...) But how do you seek wellness with the American medical establishment which is more set up for other kinds of services?  Some things it offers are preventative, like colonoscopies.  But mostly, people don't see doctors until they are already sick.  Is it health care or sickness care?

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    by Sara R on Mon Mar 25, 2013 at 08:10:56 PM PDT

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    •  Good points, Sara, thanks. (3+ / 0-)

      There is a huge disconnect between all of these health-promoting activities you mention and what the "medical profession" provides. Figuring out how to bridge that gap might help.
      I'm trying a momentary thought experiment about how doctors/primary care providers would be different if they were first and foremost in the business of promoting health. Of recognizing lack of health, too, but focusing on health as a positive, achievable state in and of itself, not only as the absence of any known disease. Interesting exercise. It's not coming easily. Maybe I'm too stuck in that paradigm myself.

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      by peregrine kate on Mon Mar 25, 2013 at 08:18:03 PM PDT

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