The Wellness Pyramid: How to stem the Tsunami of Pre-Sick
- Working framework for doctors to help patients with complex disease states such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia
- Help doctors organize their problem-solving plan
- Help doctors understand the real cause(s) of their patient’s illnesses
The number of patients in the United States who present with multiple symptoms and no definitive diagnosis, or a diagnosis felt to have “no known cause” and “no known cure” is staggering. If left to the traditional medical management model, ie, identify the symptom, write a prescription for a drug to treat the symptom, the patient will eventually become sick enough to “do something”, ie, dialysis, surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, etc. In 1996, Dr Majid Ali taught me a framework for managing the “pre sick” to restore them to health before their health deteriorated. Over the last 19 years, we have refined this pyramid, polished it up a bit, if you will, to the point where we have had a great deal of success in restoring patients to true wellness, which will be defined in this presentation.