Healing Root Cause of Disease
Treating the root cause is an essential aspect of holistic health, and it can be applied to many conditions. For example, if someone has chronic headaches, treating the symptom would be to take pain medication or use other forms of pain relief. However, treating the root cause would involve determining the underlying reason for the headaches, such as poor posture, stress, or food allergies. Once the cause is identified, steps can be taken to address it, such as improving posture, reducing stress, or avoiding trigger foods. By treating the root cause, the headaches may be eliminated or significantly reduced.
Lastly, let’s consider anxiety, which is a common mental health condition. Treating the symptom would be to take anti-anxiety medication to alleviate the symptoms. However, treating the root cause would involve identifying what is causing the anxiety, such as stress, trauma, or chemical imbalances. By addressing the root cause, steps can be taken to reduce or eliminate anxiety, such as stress management techniques, therapy, or nutritional supplements.
In conclusion, treating the root cause is a crucial aspect of holistic health, and it involves identifying and addressing the underlying cause of a condition rather than just treating the symptoms. By addressing the root cause, the condition can be treated more effectively, and the individual can experience improved overall health and wellness. As a naturopath, I approach health care by treating both root causes and symptoms using gentle and natural remedies.
For an Example – “Acid Reflux” which is a common digestive disorder. Treating the symptom would be to take antacids or other acid-reducing medications to alleviate the discomfort. However, treating the root cause would involve identifying what is causing the acid reflux, such as eating too quickly, consuming certain foods, or having a hiatal hernia. By addressing the root cause, steps can be taken to reduce or eliminate acid reflux, such as eating more slowly, avoiding trigger foods, or receiving treatment for the hernia.