With Naturopathic Doctor, Charlotte Rose, joining the team at Acupoint, we asked her to tell you a bit more about her approach to wellness. In this article, Dr. Rose shares her experience setting a baseline from which to improve your health and wellness.
One of the first things that I cover in my patient visits is what are referred to as the Determinants of Health. You would never try to build a house before first establishing a strong base, and the same goes for our health. We can’t expect our treatment plans to be successful unless there is a strong base to build from. Therefore, I love to pay some special attention to these 6 determinants of health in order to set a strong foundation for your body to be able to heal itself. The 6 determinants of health include:
These foundations are necessary to both achieve but also maintain your health goals. In my practice I work to help establish these basics, and then build from the basics with a customized treatment plan for each patient’s specific health concerns. Having the basics in place optimizes the benefits that I see with each individual treatment plan. While each foundation is fluid and bound to shift throughout our lives, obtaining a solid base means that if your sleep is not optimal for a period of time, you still have the other pillars to lean on to support your wellbeing. Head over to my full-length blog post to learn more about why each of these determinants of health is important.
Do you have questions about how you can optimize your determinants of health? Let’s work together to make sure you are getting the most out of your health care plan!
This content is for informational purposes only and not intended to be substituted or interpreted as medical advice. Please consult a qualified healthcare professional before implementing any changes to your healthcare plan.
Dr. Rose is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor, who graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. Growing up on a small island led sparked her passion for nature and its effect on our health.
Her area of focus is around Women’s health from contraception use, fertility planning and optimization, gynecological conditions such as PCOS, or menopausal symptoms. Outside of Women’s health, Dr. Rose is a wealth of knowledge about digestive and mental health concerns.
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