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Saving Health Care money using CAM

by Penny Keay

Pretty sure, most of you are into saving money when it comes to making any kind of purchase.

Moreover, healthcare dollars are just as important especially with Health Insurance premiums and deductibles being what they are today, it is a wonder anyone can afford it.

Being self-employed, health care costs are solely on us. Our health care coverage is pretty much ‘major medical’, as our deductible is very high.

Thank goodness, we use CAM: Complementary and Alternative Medicine most all of the time.

Of course, number one for us is our Essential oils. They are used for many ailments and complaints we have each day. Ranging from colds and flu prevention, help with allergies, aches and pains from head to toe! We use them to clean, disinfect and the most enjoyable is just plain diffusing to scent the home and office.

We also use: Chiropractic care, Massage Therapies, Accu-Puncture & Pressure, Applied Kinesiology, Herbs and other nutritional supplements.

Diet and Nutrition play a huge roll in our health care too. Remember, “You are what you eat! (Or don’t eat)”

Over the past 20 years plus, we have only had to seek mainstream medical (Allopathic) and surgical care on an elective or preventative basis. All other health care has been through alternative or complementary methods.

With my recent cervical radiculopathy, we choose the alternative route. Even with all the visits to the chiropractor, massage therapist and use of essential oils we spent thousands less than we would have had we chosen allopathic route. In addition, the outcome would have been the same.

IMPORTANT - please note – we are adults, taking responsibility for our own health care. When you have minor children in your care, you may not be able to use as much alternative or CAM health care as you would like to unless your physician(s) know. Laws in many states may require you to use allopathic medical routes vs CAM.

In any case, you should still be able to use alternatives to COMPLEMENT the ailment or concern along with the allopathic treatments – just be sure to tell your healthcare provider you are also choosing alternative or better yet say “Complementary” methods.

Complementary – means alongside of, not to replace.

Alternative – means you may choose not to agree with the main-stream medical suggestions.

To some physicians – this may not be an option. So just, be sure you talk to your doctors and let them know what you are planning.

We have found many folks in the health care field are very open and want to learn more – especially when it comes to the use of Essential oils. They want to be responsible, use them with safety in mind at all times.

Here is a list of the ways we use essential oils to help us with our health care.

Realize this is just a sampling and we don’t use these all on a daily basis.

We usually do diffuse some kind of essential oil every day in our home and business.

Not necessarily the same one, we use a variety depending on our mood, our health (cold or flu, allergies, etc), or the season!

We use Essential Oils:

  • The First Aid Kit – on burns, cuts, scrapes, bumps, bruises, sunburn, sprains, strains, bug bites, and you get the picture here.
  • When ill - to help give us symptomatic relief from coughs, sniffles, sore throats, over all body aches and pains and because we diffuse daily, it helps to prevent many of these ailments.
  • To repel insects and other critters like mice, ants, bees, etc.
  • Cleaning of all kinds - a must to use a variety of essential oils. In the scrub bucket, vacuuming, laundry, bathroom, in the kitchen for hand washing of pots and pans.
  • When we need help to sleep, have emotionally upsetting days, or just plain need to relax.
  • Massage oils and skin care to help keep our body and skin comfortable.
  • And, of course, just because we love to diffuse different scents. They make us happy, energetic and more.

Mother Nature gave us these beautiful scents from all these plants. They have so many uses when it comes to these precious essential oils. Use them for your health and well-being whether it is physical, emotional or spiritual. We use them

Will they help you save health care dollars in the long run? Can’t tell you if they will for you, but they have for our family and us.

For information about various ailments, health concerns – Use the Search Box on this page and you will get a list of articles to help you decide what essential oils can be used.

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