Health and wellness are not lists of lab values, sets of data points, or algorithms. Health and wellness includes all areas of an individual's life.
The data gathered from the labs, and vitals, and trend are helpful tools to indicate that something is wrong and where to look for solutions, but they are not exactly indicators of health in and of themselves.
Is Medication Enough?
Taking a medication to lower your blood pressure is a helpful tool, and can absolutely correct the blood pressure preventing strokes, heart attacks and aneurysms that come with chronic high blood pressure. The medication, however won’t heal the cause for your high blood pressure in the first place.
By looking at stressors, exercise, environment, family history and diet it is possible to heal the root cause for your high blood pressure.
By combining prescribed medication with lifestyle changes, it is possible to not just correct the data point, but gain more energy for activities that you love, improve the quality of your relationships, and feel good in your body. Medications alone cannot achieve all of that.
What Is Wellness?
Wellness takes into account all aspects of your life. If you are in pain, have low energy, feel, poorly, or are consumed with managing an illness, it is hard to connect with friends and loved ones, hard to feel motivated to enjoy the activities you love, and hard to find room for spiritual growth.
If you are stressed about finances, it can be hard to choose organic food. If you live in an unhealthy environment, it can be hard to see opportunities for growth and health.
How Can a Nurse Coach Help?
Nurse Coaches utilize hour long sessions, deep listening and individualized care to take everything about a person into account in creating a health plan.
We work with the connection between mind, body and spirit.
We take the time to meet a person where they are at and utilize every tool available to help that person reach a place of wellness.