Follow up visits build on your first visit to help you achieve your health goals. If you initially came because you are in pain or have acute symptoms then you will want to be better as soon as possible. Depending on the severity of your problem intensive care usually lasts for three to five weeks and visits are often once a week. Treatment is directed at correcting structure and function and re establishing balance and harmony.
After the acute symptoms have subsided the body still needs to heal and repair, therefore treatments are spaced further apart with attention on strengthening underlying deficiencies and structural imbalances. Patients who discontinue care at this stage are more likely to relapse than those who follow corrective care and address the deep rooted health issues.
When you’re feeling better and leading a healthy life its wise to continue having periodic check-ups and establish a maintenance wellness plan to prevent further issues. Ongoing wellness care helps to identify minor problems before they become bigger issues.
Your actions are a key component of your treatment plan. Focusing on your health and committing to a healthy lifestyle are the best steps you can take for your well-being. Together, you and your practitioner can heal your imbalances and help you achieve health and wellness.
The more you incorporate Osteopathy and TCM into your life, the more you’ll learn to nurture your body, mind and spirit.