In 2015, U.S. health care costs were $3.2 trillion. That makes health care one of the largest U.S. industries, equaling 17.8 percent of gross domestic product. That translates to $9,990 a year per person in health care costs. They believe that within a decade, close to a fifth of the American economy will consist of health care. An additional $30 billion is spent each year on alternative medicine.
We are not only spending an enormous amount of money, but think about the time being spent and diminished productivity because of illness. The best preventative medicine is not more medicine, but to keep people healthy in the first place. We can start that by helping people understand and listen to their body so they don’t abuse it recklessly. Teaching people how to manage their own health properly will make them less reliant on healthcare practitioners and medication. Develop a relationship with and learn from a trustworthy practitioner that in modalities like Chinese Medicine, osteopathy, naturopathic medicine, homeopathic medicine.