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OK, so you have health insurance. But what are you really insured against? Have you

ever considered that in actuality health insurance has very little to do with health and


Most insurance plans are structured so that benefits are available to you when you get

sick or develop disease. Display symptoms, and your insurance will help you counteract

them. But by the time you are showing symptoms, your body is already sick. Your

insurance is there to help you get “better”, but it is a dangerous mistake to think that

getting rid of your symptoms makes you “well”.

When do heart disease and cancer show symptoms? In many cases it’s either as you are

dropping to the floor dead of a heart attack, or just prior to the announcement that you

have months, or even weeks, to live. Symptom­free does not mean healthy.

The average American is so far from being healthy. Cardiovascular disease, cancer, and

prescription drugs are all top killers in this country. (Isn’t it ironic that two of these are

treated by the other one?) These are largely lifestyle­driven killers, and could be virtually

eliminated with proper education and the discipline to put what you learn into practice.

True wellness requires implementing proactive, preventative measures into your daily

routine and gradually swinging the pendulum from the brink of sickness to abundant

health and vitality.

There are exceptions, but in most cases insurance coverage requires that you walk the

tightrope between symptoms and no symptoms, with little allowance for wellness care.

Decisions regarding care should be based on what you need, not on what your insurance

company allows for. They simply are not in the business of keeping you well.

It is said in sports that the best defense is a good offense. If you truly want to insure

yourself against chronic illness and disease and create a life of healthy abundance, then it

is up to you to take a hard look at your daily choices and consider what changes you

could make to advance your health to new heights.

Begin utilizing acupuncture care for more than just symptom relief, but instead to

maximize the power of the meridian system and bring the body back into balance.

Incorporate a clean diet free of toxins and processed foods. Engage in some form of

physical exercise every day. Bring your spiritual and family life into balance.

Your best “insurance” against chronic illness is to transition from reactive symptom­based

care to a proactive, wellness­driven lifestyle.

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