Living with Vitality column: Are you practicing ‘green medicine’?
Today, it seems everybody and everything is trying to be green. This is excellent for our environment and our planet. Reducing the use of precious minerals and fuels will help preserve the comfortable existence of our planet for future generations. Using non-toxic or low toxic products for painting or cleaning helps, as well, by easing the stress on landfills and on our environment. And, looking to alternative ways to use energy, such as solar or wind, can reduce the negative by-products that come from other forms of traditional energy use.
As the world is going through this new consciousness about preserving the planet, it is unfortunate that the same thought and care is not being put into conserving and healing the body. Convenience is still the number one priority when it comes to human existence. Fast and processed foods are still a major staple of the standard western diet.
Americans still rush to medical professionals for quick fixes for symptoms without exploring the true nature of the problem. It seems that for every symptom that is alleviated, there are at least two side effects that can create other problems, such as degeneration and inflammation of the liver, kidneys or bone.
As mankind begins to make note of emerging problems and make conscious decisions towards changing them, the same diligence needs to be directed towards our personal health.
We need to realize that our own bodies exist in the same ratio of materials that the planet does. As we begin to create green lifestyles to preserve our outward living environments, we must also start creating a green lifestyle for our inner environment. It is time to start practicing “green medicine.”
When I think of green medicine, I think of a way to look at the root cause of issues and come up with a safe, time efficient way of resolving them with little to no side effects to the body or to the environment.
The indigenous cultures of this planet have been practicing this kind of lifestyle for thousands of years; the western culture has only been in existence for the past several hundred years. One major contribution of western culture is the advancement of science.
The study of science was developed to explain the unexplainable. Interestingly, over the past several hundred years, science has been trying to unlock the mysteries of the practices used by these indigenous cultures for generations.
Even though these people did not understand the “science” of what they did, they respected the laws of nature, and, in turn, they remained healthy and were able to maintain an abundant lifestyle.
It is time to reconnect with those same principles and apply them with the most modern technology.
Using advanced technologies, such as therapeutic low-level laser, biofeedback and sound frequency, trained practitioners can gain safe and effective access to the body and shed light on potential problems that may not manifest physically for years to come.
This same technology can help facilitate marketed improvement and correction to active pathology. Allergies, chronic pain, and auto-immune diseases are common symptoms easily improved using green medicine technologies. Green medicine technology is not just for disease and pathology, it is a highly effective tool for increasing and maximizing human performance in sports, business, relationships and other areas of one’s life.
To learn more, contact Steven Schwartz, a doctor of chiropractic medicine, at the Vail Vitality Center or schedule an appointment directly at 303-521-0091. Schwartz has been specializing in the underlying cause of inflammation, allergies, chronic degenerative conditions and chronic pain using sound, light and frequency technologies for the past 13 years.