Since many students enter college without any type of health care insurance other methods are now being used to help keep them in good health while attending college. Many students are usually very healthy and do not feel the need to pay the high cost of an insurance premium in order to keep health care coverage. One of the many systems used is the return to “Holistic” health care. “Holistic” health care is referred to as the alternative method to good health care. Many doctors are discovering that preventative methods are much better than the drugs on the market to cure any disorder or disease. Unfortunately, students forget to get that yearly check-up that can help their doctor keep them healthy by prescribing alternative medicines. It is very important to get the yearly check-up in order to stay on top of things and prevent any major illness.
Many colleges are offering onsite free clinics that will help a student with any minor health problems that might occur such as headaches, cold, flu etc. These clinics also will help prescribe an alternative type of treatment to prevent other possible diseases. The alternative method is normally referred to as “Holistic” approach to better health care. The uses of a fully supervised Massage Therapy, Acupuncture or Herbal Consultations are all part of the “Holistic” way to better health. Many natural foods are available and help cure or prevent diseases, colds, flu’s, and other disorders that are commonly caught by the student on campus. Parents are relieved to find out that their student is seeking out alternative methods for health care rather than struggling the whole school year with a viral infection of some type that slows down their ability to function as a student.
Many physicians are studying the effects of using herbal cures for sickness instead of using antibiotics or other forms of drugs. It seems that many of the manufactured drugs are not always dependable and adverse reactions can result from their use. It is very important that before you use any type of medication you are aware of any adverse reaction that could occur. You should also watch that when you are using the alternative method to good health that you are maintaining good health. Do not prescribe for yourself what you need seek the advice of a professional. The free clinics offered by the college or in the community are the best places to find out what is best for your situation. You only have one body so you need to make sure that you are taking the best care of yourself as you possibly can.