Despite significant breakthroughs in medical knowledge, we believe that the practice of Western Medicine has been derailed by its emphasis on pharmaceutical treatment of lifestyle-related chronic disease and symptom management. The unrelenting emphasis on treating laboratory values and symptoms has distracted the physician and patient from real health, which encompasses physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health.
We do not believe that we are born with a pharmaceutical deficiency; if we find ourselves needing pharmacy, it is critical to ask why, and seek out the root cause in an all out effort to eliminate acquired pharmacy needs.
We believe that the healthcare crisis that exists in America is not the result of insurance companies, but is instead the result of severe nutritional, physical, social and financial stressors that have created an unprecedented burden of illness and chronic disease. The sheer magnitude of these stress-related epidemics coupled with the runaway cost of “modern” medicine has earned America’s healthcare system the dubious distinction as the most expensive, and among the least effective in the developed world.
Our patients’ stories, the results of innumerable scientific studies, and our own experience agree: we must break the vicious cycle of pharmaceutical dependence. It is becoming commonplace to see patients on multiple medications that do nothing more than treat the side effects of the other medicines they are on. Our insatiable desire for the perfect pill to make us feel well has clearly passed the point of diminishing returns. With each passing year we discover another drug that is doing more harm than good, and the inability of the FDA to police the industry becomes increasingly obvious.
Healthcare reform does not equate with health reform. With the life expectancy of our children declining for the first time in American history, we find ourselves on the verge of economic disaster, not from burst housing bubbles, but from healthcare costs that now account for nearly 20% of our gross domestic product (GDP), and healthcare bills that are now the leading cause of bankruptcy in America. We owe it to our children to turn the tide; for the sake of their health, their education, and their future financial and social stability we have to change the way we think about health.
Our solution is to employ only those medications that have a proven track record of safety, not as a lifetime therapy, but as a bridge to real health and healing through aggressive lifestyle training, stress reduction, neural and musculoskeletal healing and education. To ensure the success of our patients, Dr Bush has assembled a network of like-minded health experts with complementary areas of expertise including herbal, chiropractic, and acupuncture therapies that will help you revolutionize your health.