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PromptHealth Hosts: The Future of Wellness
02
DEC

PromptHealth Hosts: The Future of Wellness

  • Virtual event
  • 2021/12/02 09:00 PM - 2021/12/03 10:00 PM (your local time)

The future of wellness starts here, and YOU as a provider are a part of the future!


Enjoy a chat and a free gift (on us!) with the team and founder of PromptHealth, and learn new ways to tailor your business for the future of wellness. Share your thoughts on the various difficulties that the wellness industry is facing - misinformation, crowded marketplace, a lack of access, holistic care not being mainstream, and more.


Register here: https://hopin.com/events/futureofwellness


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What Do You Know About Functional and Integrative Medicine?
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What Do You Know About Functional and Integrative Medicine?

A common misconception about medicine is that it always has to be treated with medicine from a chemical compound or conventional methods. Realistically, medicine and healing can come in natural forms; such as Functional Medicine and Integrative Medicine. 


Functional Medicine

In an interview on the PromptHealth podcast, Dr. Jill Carnahan, who specializes in functional medicine, explained that "there is no disease that is hopeless.” She experienced two major illnesses that were considered life threatening and overcame both of them using functional medicine. Alternatively referred to as “root-cause” medicine, functional medicine is focused on finding the root issue that’s causing a patient’s symptoms. This medicine model uses the understanding of the human body, genetics, and other external factors to identify and treat the underlying causes of illness. Rather than focusing on suppressing and managing the symptoms, Functional Medicine practitioners aim to understand the “upstream” issue causing the “downstream” symptoms. 


Putting that definition to example, approaching a diagnosis of depression from a functional medicine perspective will involve the assessment of factors such as:

  • Inflammation
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Hormone imbalances
  • Exposure to toxins and heavy metals
  • Gut health


Functional Medicine aims to go directly to the root issues and move from there. On the other hand, conventional medicine typically diagnoses the present symptoms and attempts to treat it through suppression. Functional Medicine is an emerging field in healthcare through it’s approach at understanding each patient on an individual level. Another emerging field of healthcare is Integrative Medicine.


Integrative Medicine

The Integrative Medicine Model seeks to treat individuals from a holistic standpoint. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship between practitioner and patient, using an appropriate evaluation of each patient as a whole - physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Integrative medicine “integrates” all areas of well-being as a way to optimize your health. Practitioners and patients are considered partners in the healing process, working together to create a personalized treatment plan. This plan can consist of a variety of modalities and other lifestyle changes to enhance healing and restore balance in the patient’s life. The medical practice focuses on the belief that treating the mind and spirit along with the body gives the ability to restore and optimize health in a more meaningful and long lasting way. 




Which one is better?

Luckily enough, patients don’t necessarily have to pick and choose between Functional and Integrative medicine. Both medicine models embrace the same philosophy of treating patients on an individual level and that true healing requires personalized solutions. Many practitioners merge these medicine models together and use them in their practice to achieve the health patients deserve.  


Interested in personalized health care?

If you’re looking to find custom solutions tailored for your health, you need to seek trusted practitioners who can provide the information you need. PromptHealth is a platform that allows these holistic health and wellness professionals to share their information and knowledge on their practice. They provide an innovative platform for people to learn about different approaches to health and wellness, and even provides the option to connect with experts before deciding which practitioner you want to work with. As Integrative and Functional medicine models keep growing, PromptHealth is there for you to explore and learn all the options available. You can use PromptHealth on desktop or through our mobile app on iOS and Android.


If you are a health and wellness practitioner, join PromptHealth and enjoy the new features on the platform that allow you to educate the community on holistic care. If you are a health seeker, discover, learn, and connect on PromptHealth. Together, let’s spread the word on holistic care.

Donna Cross
2021/11/22

Make some time, whenever possible, to get some natural Vitamin D into your body. The richest form is from filtered afternoon sun. Just 15 minutes is all it takes! Helps with migraines, boosts your immune system, and even decalcifies your pineal gland!

Annie Savage
2021/11/20

"I can fall asleep but then I wake up during the night" - people everywhere right now. So what causes us to wake up during the night? Elevated night time cortisol can interrupt sleep. Cortisol can become elevated at night during times of increased chronic stress - like a pandemic. Work with a naturopathic doctor to support healthy cortisol levels.

Donna Cross
2021/11/18

🌲 🌱🌿☘️🍀🍃🍂 “Forest bathing…yay!”  This is an ancient healing technique to ground yourself in nature, relieving anxiety and depression , and promote an over-all sense of well-being. Just walk in nature. Hug a tree. Feel the energy beneath your feet. Gaze at a pond. Feel the leaves in your hands.  Try it today! Comment below how you feel after you experience forest bathing!  🌲 🌱🌿☘️🍀🍃🍂🍁🍄

Complementary Care: Are you aware of all the services out there?
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Complementary Care: Are you aware of all the services out there?

5 Areas of Complementary Care & Finding the Best Service For You


Complementary care consists of wellness solutions not traditionally used by conventional practitioners. In most cases, complementary services are used in addition to conventional care to achieve a holistic approach to wellness, formally known as integrative care. 


So what exactly are complementary services? Some common examples of complementary care include traditional Chinese medicine such as acupuncture, tai chi, or qigong, ayurveda, homeopathy, naturopathy, bodywork, reiki, massage therapy, and cupping. However, experts generally categorize complementary care into five areas:



Mind-Body Therapies

This type of care combines mental focus, breathing, and body movements to help induce relaxation of the mind and body. Specific examples of complementary services that fall under this category include:


  • Meditation: a practice involving techniques such as mindfulness, or focusing on a particular activity such as breathing to help quiet the mind
  • Biofeedback: a technique involving visual or auditory feedback to help people recognize the physical symptoms of stress and anxiety, such as muscle tension or increased heart rate
  • Yoga: a practice consisting of stretches and poses combined with controlled breathing to help physical flexibility and relaxation of the mind
  • Art and music therapy: practices that involve using art or music to support people process emotions and improve their mental health through creative outlets


Manipulative and Body-Based Practices

This type of care is based on working hands-on with one or more parts of the physical body. Examples of manipulative body-based practices include:


  • Massage therapy: therapy that involves tactfully kneading, rubbing, stroking, or tapping the soft tissues of the body
  • Chiropractic therapy: a practice that involves carefully manipulating the spine, joints, and the overall skeletal system to ensure alignment
  • Reflexology: A technique involving using pressure points in the hands or feed to affect other parts of the body 


Biologically Based Practices 

This type of care focuses on wellness solutions found within Earth naturally. Specific examples of complementary services that fall under this category include:


  • Nutrition based therapy: creating a specific nutritional plan to ensure a person’s diet reflects their wellness needs 
  • Dietary supplements: taking vitamins and other supplements to support the immune system or targeted dietary deficiencies
  • Botanical therapy: incorporating plants or herbs, such as aloe, sambucus, echinacea, turmeric or even cannabis to help the body heal


Biofield Therapy

Sometimes referred to as energy medicine, biofield therapies involve the belief that energy fields can be used for healing and wellness. Examples of biofield therapy include:


  • Reiki: a method of balancing energy from a distance by placing hands on or near the patient to help guide the flow of healthy energy
  • Qigong: a system of coordinated body-posture and meditation consisting of movement and breathing aiming to cultivate mind and body balance


Whole Medical Systems 

These types of complementary care solutions involve entire medical systems that evolved over time from different cultures and parts of the world, each with different branches of therapy types. Examples of whole medical systems include:


  • Ayurvedic medicine: a medical system originating from India that has the primary goal of cleansing the body to restore balance in all areas - mind, body, and spirit
  • Traditional Chinese medicine: a medical system based on the belief that health is a balance in the body of two forces called Yin and Yang
  • Homeopathy: a medical system involving minute doses of naturally produced substances to promote healing
  • Naturopathy: a medical system based on the belief healing and health can be achieved without the use of drugs using controlled diets, exercise, and other complementary services  


With so many different branches of complementary care, with each type of care having its own further branches of specific therapies, 

 

Have complementary care solutions been researched?

Some types of complementary practices have been studied and tested through research, but not all. The Natural and Non-Prescription Health Products Directorate (NNHPD), which is part of the Health Products and Food Branch of Health Canada supports some research on complementary medicine therapies, and it is safe to assume areas of research will grow as more people become frustrated with the traditional healthcare system. It is important to always do your own research and understand the risks and benefits of any type of care before getting treated for a wellness concern. 


How can I find information on the different types of complementary care?

The internet is a great resource to find information, but you need to ensure the sources of information you are using are vetted. Platforms such as PromptHealth, which allows holistic health and wellness practitioners to share information and knowledge on their practice directly to the public, are a great place to start. The information being provided comes directly from the experts, and you also have the freedom to explore all potential care options before settling on a decision.  


If you need to explore and learn more about complementary services, you can use Prompthealth.ca as your wellness navigator or download the app today! Or, if you are wellness practitioner that provides complimentary services join the PromptHealth platform today to start educating the community on what services you offer, and the benefits of your practice. 

Marilee Pumple
2021/11/15

Restrict-binge-shame cycle is common. You feel in the driver’s seat when restricting but in reality you create a faulty sense of control. Why? Bodies are designed to survive. When we restrict our body interprets a famine then drives us to eat (binge) often followed by shame. If this is you, please know there’s nothing wrong with you. No lack of self control just physiology doing what it’s meant to

Owen Wiseman
2021/11/15

In my latest publication, Nature Rx for Humanity: Rediscovering Our Wild Side During COVID-19, I explore evidence-based clinical tips and provide resources for healthcare professionals to integrate nature prescriptions in to their own practice. Take a read and share with your networks! 🌱🌲🌳🌿

Like Twitter for wellness. PromptHealth 2.0 connects you with the wellness pros you need
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Like Twitter for wellness. PromptHealth 2.0 connects you with the wellness pros you need

The wellness social platform that means you don’t have to ask Google what your headache really means: PromptHealth 2.0


[VANCOUVER, BC] - Google search: back pain and nausea. Answer: you’re dying, call a doctor. Thanks to PromptHealth 2.0, there’s a safer and easier way to find the wellness help you need.


The Canadian wellness platform’s update makes them a leading one-stop-shop solely for individuals to directly interact with wellness providers. PromptHealth 2.0 allows users to discover, learn, and connect with wellness providers in user-friendly formats, including voice memos, texts, articles and events, before connecting with them. 


“Wellness isn’t one size fits all; it’s personal,” said Hedieh Safiyari, Founder of PromptHealth, MSC, MBA. 


“We empower people to choose the provider that suits their needs. Instead of trying to access an oversaturated and unverified library of information, users can search and engage with verified wellness professionals based on their specific needs.”


Time constraints and over-crowded social media platforms mean wellness providers have to compete for attention among millions of other, non-certified individuals sharing advice. 


After launching in 2020, PromptHealth has grown to over 500 providers across Canada committed to this community where wellness experts are given the space to share knowledge and engage. 


“Wellness professionals have previously lacked a way to interact with individuals beyond one-to-one appointments. PromptHealth 2.0 provides an easy and direct way for them to share information and engage on wellness concerns holistically -- considering body, mind, spirit and emotions.” Hedieh commented.


Hedieh spent over a decade with Copeman Healthcare before it became TELUS Health, and it confirmed a lack of something she had experienced firsthand: verified, suitable wellness help. As an athlete she faced her own issues finding the right holistic support, as did her mother through a long battle with cancer. A Google search didn’t cut it.


“From a survey of 100 individuals, we found that the biggest issue was misinformation. Users can find wellness information online, but how can they be sure it’s correct, and best suited for their symptoms? A holistic approach allows people to see that there are 10 solutions for every problem, not one.”


Over the past year, PromptHealth has amassed over 6k+ Instagram wellness-focused individuals, interviewed over 100 health providers on their podcast and Instagram Live, gained almost 4k subscribers on Youtube with 4 million views, and built an engaged health provider community on Linkedin.


Wellness providers are able to support and verify one another within the platform too. 


“We’ve heard from many wellness providers that this is the first time they’ve had a dedicated space to interact and learn from one another. This is more valuable than ever in our remote working world.”


The PromptHealth App is available on iOS and Android.


PromptHealth


PromptHealth was created to solve the gap between people seeking preventative care, and the wellness providers who provide complementary solutions to traditional healthcare.


In a world where people seek health information online, PromptHealth enables trusted providers to share their knowledge and resources to those seeking wellness solutions, all in one place. Our app acts as a social platform that allows users to find and learn from wellness providers in whatever media format they prefer, including notes, voices, events, and articles.



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Donna Cross
2021/11/10

Reiki healing is cumulative, peeling away layer after layer until it gets to the root of the illness.  Journaling should be encouraged as a way for the client to keep track of their body’s own unique healing process. Experience the beautiful essence of a Reiki healing energy session today!  Another holistic approach to chronic illness management that helps boost the body’s own healing powers.

Donna Cross
2021/11/10

But then may go on intuitively to other areas of the body that needs healing, as well.  While Reiki healing energy sessions are not a cure, nor should they be substituted for standard medical treatment, many people suffering from illness have reported physical, mental, emotional and spiritual benefits when Reiki was added as a supplement to their medical treatment regimen.

Donna Cross
2021/11/10

As an example of Reiki’s innate intelligence, consider this: even though the Reiki practitioner may focus on a certain area of the body for the energy to be sent to, like, the Solar Plexus chakra in the mid-torso region, Reiki may start the healing process at the Solar Plexus for the functionality of the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, eating disorders, and other digestion issues.

Donna Cross
2021/11/10

In fact, Reiki healing energy has its own intelligence, with its only intent being to bring about the client’s highest and greatest good. Furthermore, since there is no evidence that Reiki is harmful to people with these conditions, it is a low-risk choice for people looking for natural treatment options.

Donna Cross
2021/11/10

4.HEALTHY IMMUNE FUNCTION Research regarding Reiki’s effect on immune function is lacking, unfortunately.  However, many patients with autoimmune and/or chronic diseases, like Type-1 and Type-2 Diabetes, report a reduction in symptoms after undergoing Reiki treatments. Reiki never does harm.

Donna Cross
2021/11/10

So, not only can Reiki healing sessions improve the individual’s overall condition, but it may also make him or her more compliant with other prescribed medical treatments.

Donna Cross
2021/11/10

Reiki can also transcend time, space and distance. It has the beautiful ability to“meet” the client at a future stressful event, such as an upcoming surgery or doctor’s appointment to review test results. The client will then feel less anxious during this event, being more able to cope with the outcome.

Donna Cross
2021/11/10

For instance, after a Reiki session, you may feel more energized, refreshed and renewed. More calm, peaceful and grounded. Reiki can beautifully ease broken hearts, and heal past hurts and traumas.

Donna Cross
2021/11/10

Spontaneity can feel taken away, and fear of the unknown can set in.  Unfortunately, these mood disturbances can only worsen the patients’ symptoms. Research studies have shown that regular Reiki healing sessions may reduce feelings of anxiety and improve the mood of clients.

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