Anonymous asked in HealthAlternative Medicine · 9 years ago

i would love to know peoples opinions on Alternative approaches to health care and why?


I would love to know how many people are familiar to a multidisciplinary approach to getting healthy?

I currently run one such office in NYC. We have chiropractic, physical therapy, internal medicine, nutrition and massage therapy. We believe that offering a true and thorough testing of your body. This "Health score" allows people away to see what is really going on with their body. We do a traditional exam along with toxicity,saliva ,nerve testing,bio-impedance, bone density screening, spinal ex-rays as well as finding out your normal daily eating habits(just to name a few) these will allow us to find out how your body is functioning and what we can do to help.We offer free educational workshops as well. Then our team collectively come up with whats best to get your body functioning at the highest level possible, using natural methods as well as education to get our patients there.

Do you think this is something that will benefit our current health care system? Do we have a need? What would you want to know about your body? How do you feel about such a model of health care? What questions would you like answered, that you feel like your current doctor doesn't answer?

I ask all of these, to see if we can create a health care model that people really want and need.

Let your voices be heard, answers that make sense and that we feel lots of people are looking for to will also be posted to our website. if you want to check out the website so you can get more info before answering such questions, please feel free. Its

I thank you in advance for your help, and look forward to all of us making a change in our current health care system. is our website.....take a look and tell me if you think its a step in the right direction of a badly needed change in our health care system.

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  • dave
    Lv 7
    9 years ago
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    Firstly, do you actually employ anyone with real medical training and qualifications such as board certified MDs? Or is your organization comprised entirely of negligibly trained amateurs?

    Such tests as 'bio-impedance and toxicity" are well known quack practises that have no known benefits and may actually harm people by informing them that something is wrong when there isn't. Why do you use such hoax methods? Is it ethical to expose people to unnecessary X-rays?

    How can you have the gall to describe this as a 'health care model' when it sounds like all you're doing is offering massages and diet advice?

    What do you do when someone presents themselves saying they have a headache, feel very sleepy and have been sick? Do you give them a nice massage, prescribe them some healthy nuts and seeds before sending them home to die of meningitis?

    It sounds like the sooner this idea goes down the pan, the better.

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  • Mary
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    In the state of Vermont, there is a movement called the Second Vermont Republic. Essentially, they're a secessionist group of intellectuals who call for a peaceable vote to leave the Union. The relevance to this current question is what they plan to do should they ever succeed in breaking away. The plan is a socialised government, in which every one would have access to quality education, health care, and other benefits, all provided by the government; yet they also promise to collect very little in the way of taxes. It sounds wonderful. Unfortunately, it's self defeating. The details of what the SVR wants and the details of Obama's plan are very different, but the general sense is the same. -Health insurance providers are not permitted to drop or reduce coverage. That's great--but it costs far more to provide coverage now. -Every one must be insured, unless you have a "hardship waiver." That waiver is a very good thing, and allays one of my primary concerns with requiring all Americans to be insured. All the same, as some one above me has stated, that means a lot more people putting in claims. Again, far more money being shelled out, though this is in large part negated by the fact that there will also be far more people paying for that coverage. With all that, we are to believe that premiums will be held down. That would be possible only if the government were to subsidise the insurance providers--which, we are assured, is most emphatically not going to happen. Insurance providers are going to run into a wall with this. Either they can raise premiums many times over to cover the sudden rise in costs from people who know they can't be dropped or denied, or they can fail because they are shelling out more money in claims than they are bringing in from premiums. Obama endorses the creation of nonprofit insurance providers, certainly a good thing--yet inadvertently redundant, as all insurance companies will end up being very close to nonprofit just to stay competitive.

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  • 9 years ago

    The future of health care is.... REAL health care, and it sounds as if you have an excellent approach that will be valued by many.

    People are fed up with the conventional model that's too often a case of managed disease care that is sadly lacking in any kind of pro-active approach that allows people to take responsibility for their own health and well being.

    Ignore the trolls/pharma shills. The cognitive dissonance was likely caused by and continues to be fuelled by drugs.

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  • 9 years ago

    All i can say at the moment is Best of Luck in your Endeavour to offer truely good health care and

    by the way ignore the trolls parading on this forum.

    Good luck and God bless. Cheers! :o)

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago


    I'm a Naturopath - I think what you're proposing (doing?) is fantastic - and 'the way it should be'.

    About 20 years ago, I managed a similar "whole health" clinic, which included chiropractor, medical doctor, naturopath, aromatherapist, colour therapist, masseur, acupuncturist, reflexologist, kinesiologist, and a couple of other modalities I can't recall offhand. We also had a large open area where we could run various courses, seminars, workshops, etc.

    It was a very busy clinic, and a very positive place in which to work.

    I wish you all the success such a positive venture deserves.

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  • 9 years ago

    ahh, the misguided university toilet cleaner from a great country stilll has not learned to read.

    the internal medicine doc in your clinic along with the others you mention sounds as though the clinic is making a true effort to attend all the factors effecting health concerns of those lucky enough to find your office. stay with the effort! you will not be able to change the entire system but you can improve quality of life of one individual at a time. pay no attention to the rants of idiots.

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  • 9 years ago

    With the economy in the toilet, and all the Middle Eastern turmoil poising to play hell with oil prices, people aren't going to have much tolerance for frilly, fru-fru things like mind/body medicine. With, or without "ex-rays".

    Economies of scale will not be your friend.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    ex-rays? Oh well

    You know there is medicine and then there is the alternative to medicine. Sounds like you're not offering medicine at all.

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