Pastoral Medicine and Sciences Care
7 Reasons Why Pastoral Medical Science and Care is God's Natural Solutions for us.
1. THE CARE IS ALL ABOUT YOU.
In simplest terms, think of it as the ultimate in personalized, one-on-one, therapeutic relationships. It’s a health-focused, patient-centric partnership, in which practitioner and client work together to dig deep and find out the causes of illness and disease. We look not only at the person, but also their unique history, environment, lifestyle and underlying factors, and then develop a health-enhancing, usually drug-free plan to help restore the patient to good health and get him or her on a life-long path of wellness. With pastoral Medicine and sciences care, we look beyond the laundry list of symptoms; we take the whole person into account.
2. THE CARE IS ARTISANAL CARE.
With pastoral Medicine and sciences care, the personal experience is anything but conventional. One might even call it ‘artisanal medicine’, because it involves time, care and patience, since true healing doesn’t happen overnight. With pastoral Medicine and sciences care, we treat the person who has the disease rather than the disease the person has. It’s not unusual for my colleagues and me to spend an hour or more with clients, listening to their histories, doing the detective work, asking questions, and examining the genetic, environmental, and lifestyle patterns that effect health. By addressing the underlying causes of illness and disease, pastoral Medicine practitioners are able to design unique, personalized healing plans that Conventional Medicine literally doesn’t have the tools, training, or the time for.
3. PASTORAL MEDICINE AND SCIENCE CARE IS NOT ASSEMBLY-LINE CARE.
Our current health care system is, to a large extent, governed by profit-driven conglomerates that essentially force physicians to manage huge caseloads and keep people moving through the system as quickly as possible. It’s mass-produced, assembly line, quick-fix, put-a-band-aid-on-it medicine, with little hope of creating long-term health. To it’s credit however, Conventional Medicine is great at managing medical and surgical emergencies, medical crises, acute infections and trauma, but falls way short when it comes to treating chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, gastrointestinal problems, chronic fatigue, autoimmune diseases, functional disorders, musculo-skeletal problems and stress related disorders. This is where Functional Medicine shines bright with its more comprehensive, thoughtful approach.
4. PASTORAL MEDICINE AND SCIENCE CARE IS THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS.
Pastoral Medicine and sciences care is not an either/or system, but rather a true complimentary to Conventional Medicine and many different alternative and complementary therapies. It acknowledges the strengths of Conventional Medicine for acute and crisis-care, but also realizes that this approach does not have the tools for preventing and treating chronic diseases. Unlike conventional physicians, we are able to tap into all the tools of healing—drawing from Western, Eastern, alternative, preventative and integrative medical practices—to help our patients heal. By pulling from all of these approaches and by paying special attention to diet, exercise, nutrition, supplementation and the workings of the mind, we’re not just giving patients a band-aid, we’re giving them the tools to create sustainable wellness and vitality. To me, is what true healing is all about.
5. PASTORAL MEDICINE AND SCIENCE CARE INVESTIGATES THE ROOTS OF CAUSE.
In Conventional Medicine, doctors try to make a diagnosis and then apply a treatment for that particular diagnosis. In Pastoral Medicine and sciences care we are not concerned with making a diagnosis and but we are very concerned with the underlying imbalances or dysfunctions surrounding conditions. These are the mechanisms of the disease process. We aim at balancing those underlying condition mechanisms and ultimately look for the root causes of those imbalances.
6. PASTORAL MEDICINE AND SCIENCE CARE PRACTITIONERS ARE ON A MISSION.
I call myself a health evangelist, in part because I am a man on a mission. I aim to show the unwell how they can transform their health. Certainly they will need to do the work as I can’t do it for them, but we will work as partners to restore balance and health to their lives. And participating in the process, that slow transition from illness to wellness, is one of the greatest joys of Pastoral Medicine and sciences care—for both person and practitioner.
7. PASTORAL MEDICINE AND SCIENCE CARE IS THE CREATOR'S FIRST HEALTH CARE.
Pastoral Medicine and sciences care is true care, unlike the disease care model of conventional medicine. We now have the knowledge to go beyond the current emergency crisis care model and offer patients a much better approach to their health. We can incorporate lifestyle medicine, nutrition, supplements, stress reduction and exercise to improve the functioning of organs as a means of preventing disease and creating vibrant, sustainable health. We can address the healthcare needs of the 21st century!
ARTISANAL: pertaining to or noting a person skilled in an applied art: The men were taught artisanal skills such as bricklaying and carpentry and plumbing