The Future of Preventative Medicine: Mind, Body, Spirit & Soul
By | Dr. Katelyn Lehman
Quaternary prevention is a relatively new concept in healthcare that focuses on preventing unnecessary interventions, overmedicalization, and iatrogenic harm. The primary aim of quaternary prevention is to protect patients from the negative consequences of medical interventions and ensure that medical care is appropriate, necessary, and safe. In this blog, we will explore the importance of quaternary prevention and propose a novel model of preventative care.
The world we live in is full of stressors that can negatively impact our physical, mental, and emotional well-being. As a result, preventative care is becoming increasingly important to maintain good health and prevent chronic illnesses. In this blog post, we will explore how the principles of heart-brain coherence, floatation REST, and frequency therapy can be applied in the context of a quarternary model of preventative care.
Heart-brain coherence is a state where there is synchronization between the heart and the brain, resulting in optimal functioning of both organs. This can be achieved through techniques such as meditation, deep breathing, and visualization. When we are in a state of heart-brain coherence, we experience a sense of calmness, mental clarity, and emotional stability. Research has shown that this state can improve immune function, decrease stress hormones, and enhance cognitive performance.
Floatation REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy) is a form of sensory deprivation therapy that involves floating in a tank filled with salt water. The water is heated to body temperature, and the tank is designed to block out external stimuli, such as light and sound. This creates a state of deep relaxation, allowing the body to enter a state of deep rest and repair. Floatation REST has been shown to reduce stress, improve sleep quality, and enhance creativity.
Frequency therapy is a non-invasive treatment that uses frequencies to restore balance to the body’s energy systems. These frequencies can be applied to target specific health issues, such as pain, inflammation, and anxiety. This therapy works by stimulating the body’s natural healing mechanisms, promoting cell regeneration, and reducing oxidative stress. It has been shown to be effective in treating a range of conditions, including chronic pain, autoimmune disorders, and depression.
When we combine these three principles into a quarternary model of preventative care, we create a powerful tool for maintaining optimal health and preventing chronic illnesses. The first step is to establish a baseline of heart-brain coherence using biofeedback techniques. This will help identify areas where we need to improve our mental and emotional state. Once we have established this baseline, we can use frequency therapy to target specific areas of the body that need healing. This can be done in conjunction with other treatments, such as acupuncture or massage therapy, to maximize the benefits.
Finally, we can incorporate floatation REST into our preventative care routine to promote deep relaxation and restorative sleep. This can be done on a regular basis, such as once a week or once a month, depending on individual needs. By combining these three principles, we can create a comprehensive approach to preventative care that addresses the root causes of chronic illnesses, rather than just treating the symptoms.
This unique model of quaternary prevention provides numerous benefits for individuals seeking to promote their health and wellbeing. By reducing stress, managing pain, improving sleep quality, and enhancing overall feelings of wellbeing, floatation therapy can help individuals avoid unnecessary medical interventions and support the principles of quaternary prevention. As such, it represents a valuable tool for healthcare providers and individuals looking to take control of their health and wellbeing.
Floatation REST supports the principles of quaternary prevention by empowering individuals to take control of their health and well-being. By providing a non-invasive and natural approach to promoting relaxation and stress reduction, individuals can learn to manage their own health without relying on costly medical interventions. Additionally, floatation therapy can promote awareness of the mind-body connection and encourage individuals to make positive lifestyle changes that support overall health and wellbeing.
The principles of heart-brain coherence, frequency therapy, and floatation REST can be applied in the context of a quarternary model of preventative care to promote optimal health and prevent chronic illnesses. By taking a holistic approach to our health and well-being, we can live happier, healthier, and more fulfilling lives.