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Chiropractic Care for Whole Person Wellness

Twenty-two million Americans visit chiropractors every year according to WebMD. So there’s no doubt it’s become a go-to treatment for health seekers that want to avoid surgery and/or medication. But only 35% of these patients use chiropractic for pain and injuries. Because there are many other benefits.

Chiropractic Care Targets Whole Person Wellness

Since Why The Health Not?™ advocates the importance of whole-person wellness, chiropractic care cannot be ignored as an important defensive strategy. Because it’s one that strives to make your body do what it was intended to do, naturally. As a result, this minimizes major health events in the future.

In our hometown of Boise, Idaho, there are almost 200 chiropractic offices. In the offices of Gonstead Spine & Wellness, there’s a sign that greets patients with the profound statement:

“Chiropractic is health insurance.”

Once you educate yourself on what chiropractic care offers you’ll realize why this statement makes sense. It’s not just a temporary approach to minimize pain or inflammation. It’s a homeopathic maintenance program that ensures your nervous system is firing properly so you can enjoy a lifetime of health. This gets right to the heart of whole person wellness and preventative care.

Get to the Root of the Problem

Gonstead’s Dr. Todd Pickman says, “Chiropractic treatments empower the body to work the way it was intended to.” Importantly, it’s all about the core communicators in our body: the brain and the spinal cord, collectively known as the body’s nervous system. At Northside Chiropractic, Dr. Kevin Davis adds, “Nervous system optimization means good health, naturally.”

Chiropractors seek out the root problem for the body’s lack of proper functionality. The medical approach focuses on pharmaceuticals and surgery to treat symptoms. While it’s true that some patients with severe symptoms could need medical interventions, many others could greatly benefit from adjustments that target root causes. And for longer periods of time. Exams to find these root causes include x-rays and physicals targeting reflexes, among other in-office diagnostic techniques.

Empowerment Is Life-Changing

Once relief begins to replace discomfort, patients become empowered as hope begins to replace fear. Northside’s Dr. Mick Tiegs notes, “Patients see the value in that. We ask them questions about their exercise and nutrition, and continue monitoring their progress in every appointment. They see us as a lifestyle partner that gets them on track so they can achieve their wellness goals.”

Empowerment through teamwork in the physical pillar of wellness becomes a strong foundation for improvements in other wellness pillars. A strong body means a strong mind (intellectual, emotional and spiritual wellness). Now, you’re ready to tackle the world and take a place at the table of success (financial and social wellness).

In conclusion, how are you tackling your whole person wellness? Watch these videos to determine if chiropractic might be the answer to some of your problems.

 

 

 

 

Healthiest Companies In America by WTHN
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Healthiest Companies in America Embrace Wellness

“The Healthiest Companies in America award recipients prove that employers can both engage their employees and improve their health outcomes . . . . With holistic, engaging and personalized workplace wellness programs that encourage and achieve great participation, employees lead healthier and more productive lives.”

That’s a direct quote from the president and CEO of Interactive Health, Cathy Kenworthy, in an article by Employee Benefit News (EBN) that discusses what makes a wellness program truly successful. The answer will vary based on how deep an employer is willing to go. For example, EBN asks some important questions an employer sponsor should consider:

  1. “Does having healthier employees who use less sick time make a wellness program successful . . .”
  2. “. . . or does the continued investment in an employee’s HSA [Health Savings Account] make the program?”
  3. “Is physical health the goal or is it financial, or mental, or even social?”
Wellness Is Not One Dimensional

Why The Health Not?™ believes true healthcare must address a variety of hidden factors that determine physical wellbeing. Because uncovering the underlying root causes of stress—whether they be financial, emotional, social, intellectual, or spiritual challenges—are the systemic prognosticators of healthy, successful, productive employees.

While some companies recognized among the Healthiest Companies in America focus on promoting physical health in their wellness programs, others go beyond. Ms. Kenworthy’s company includes addressing emotional needs. Yet another, Benefitfocus, targets financial wellness, citing the increasingly debt-laden millennial generation as they enter the workforce.

Employer’s Are Evaluated By Job Seekers

Yes, financial help with student debt is a big plus for millennial job seekers. But the most important shift happening in today’s job market is how far employers will go to recognize the myriad stressors of a complicated, hectic world. There is no doubt competition is fierce, the pace of life is blurry, juggling priorities remains an art, and paying for it all is . . . well, hard.

Employers that prove they understand these overwhelming and universal challenges among their workforce are increasingly viewed as career-worthy destinations. So, if the need exists and you offer it, does that mean engagement, improved whole person wellness, and the Holy Grail: reduced healthcare costs?

Engagement With Benefits Equals Success

To repeat from the opening quote of this article,

“holistic, engaging and personalized workplace wellness programs,” is the end game.

And it describes our vision at Why The Health Not?™ It’s our end game, too. You see, our Health Oriented Pairing Engine (our HOPE app) is a digital health platform—a whole person digital ecosystem—that tracks and gamifies 6 Pillars of Wellness.

In order to promote engagement and success toward meeting individual wellness goals, we plan on having a robust ecosystem of providers that can service all areas of wellness for health seekers. We’re also counting on forward-thinking employers to jump on board by promoting our digital health platform to their workforce.

Consequently, we’re signing on professionals who target 6 Pillars of Wellness as we build out our HOPE app (currently slated for Phase 2 Beta Feb 2017). We expect an enthusiastic level of engagement since we’ll be offering HOPE in emotional, financial, intellectual, social and spiritual health. And that’s on top of the all-important segment of physical health. Therefore, we also expect a greater chance of wellness-oriented success.

Healthiest Companies in America Making WTHN’s Case

One of the success stories cited in EBN’s article is Crowley Holdings, Inc. As stated in the article, “Crowley’s objectives were to:

  • “Continue reducing healthcare costs
  • “Improve health outcomes
  • “Increase program participation by both employees and their spouses
  • “Use the program as an employee recruitment and retention tool
  • “Enhance the company’s overall culture of wellness”

Great minds think alike. For these bullet points reflect the premise behind supporting our digital health HOPE app. When an employer truly desires the above, the answer will be found in advances in smart algorithms that put health seekers in control of preventative care and whole person wellness.

Discover HOPE, Learn More

Employers large and small are poised for success when they implement the tools that make their vision for tomorrow begin today. Interested in how digital health can help engage and improve your workforce?

Visit whythehealthnot.com and discover our HOPE app. Learn about our passion to shift from “sick” care to Wellness 2.0. Our HIPAA-compliant ecosystem is anonymous, sharable and educational. And it’s free to all health seekers.

You can help fine-tune a real-time, on-demand support structure that can have a positive long term effect on your company:

Systemic health in your organization, from the workforce itself, in all 6 Pillars, is an important first step.

Because Why The Health Not?™

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Why The Health Not IndieGoGo A Digital Health Platform?

A digital health IndieGoGo campaign is currently underway. Why The Health Not?™  wants to raise awareness and funding for its new algorithm and platform, entering Phase 2 Beta February 2017. As a result, health seekers and wellness professionals are needed as users of its new Health Oriented Pairing Engine (H.O.P.E.). Most importantly, this comprehensive wellness ecosystem propels healthcare to Wellness 2.0.

Because an  innovative, on demand, real-time health tracking and gamification platform in a HIPAA-compliant digital ecosystem means whole-person wellness.

Therefore, Why The Health Not IndieGoGo?

Campaign: Build the Bridge to HOPE

Contributions, first of all, help build The Bridge To HOPE. Since WTHN aims to shift people away from the old (“sick” care) to the new preventative model (true “health” care), a bridge is needed to make that happen. So, enter the infamous bridge of Tbilisi, Georgia. You may remember it was built to connect the old war-torn section of the city to the newly built one over the Kura River. Most noteworthy is what this bridge represents: HOPE for the future. Similarly, major advances in digital health tech are the bridge to the future of healthcare. And WTHN wants to build one of the most important bridge of all. Because this is best way to give the power of healthcare back to individuals.

6 Pillars of Wellness

Since the foundation of overall health is rooted in many areas of our lives, the HOPE algorithm incorporates six categories of wellness. Almost all individuals need help in any particular one of the following 6 Pillars of Wellness:

  • Physical
  • Emotional
  • Intellectual
  • Financial
  • Spiritual
  • Social

In addition to pairing users with providers in each of the above pillars, HOPE also directs health seekers to relevant services, resources and educational materials according to individual specs. Therefore, HOPE is a vast, comprehensive, proprietary digital ecosystem.

As a result, specific input from users and providers creates individualized wellness solutions for personal lifestyle management. Finally, HOPE is a secure, HIPAA-compliant smartphone app, with real-time collaboration and gamification for maximum engagement and positive outcomes.

Find the IndieGoGo Campaign:
“Why The Health Not?: H.O.P.E., A New Digital Bridge To Total Wellness”

While you’re on the campaign  page, look inside the smartphone app and learn about a variety of perks, including:

  • get first access to the full app
  • receive “The Path To Awesomeness” book
  • add your personal story in a blog to the virtual Bridge of HOPE
  • tell your personal or professional story in an animated short
  • highlight your business to HOPE users in a three-part series

While the IndieGoGo campaign is live until December 1, 2016, WTHN developers are readying for the Phase 2 beta launch of the smartphone app in February 2017.

Maybe you can Help WTHN build the Bridge to HOPE. And participate in true health care, Wellness 2.0, especially relevant to everyone. Since digital health tracking and gamification is the straightest line to real-time life management, it probably means the difference between surviving and thriving.

Video Testimonials and More Information

In conclusion, watch this short video to get a glimpse into the importance of WTHN’s preventative wellness concept. Why The Health Not IndieGoGo? is a question you can probably answer as you help Build the Bridge to Hope. Most of all, you can start your own journey to whole-person wellness and true health care. Consequently, that is WTHN’s ultimate goal. And it should be yours, too!

Because Why The Health Not?™