You must have goals, you cannot make it as a wandering generality, you must become a meaningful specific. Zig Ziglar
Contemplative neuroscience investigates the relationship between function of brain, consciousness and mind-body connections. Dedicated centers across United States are studying the relationship between chronic conditions and mind – body connection. A year ago I was searching for the right name for the my future practice. After pondering for days I knew in my clinic practice I have seen a large disconnect between the mind and the body. Medicine shifted from mind-body connection due to tremendous success in scientific research in the twentieth century. Medicine shifted towards matching each ill with a pill, and managed care was born to help curb expenditure of health care. The words mind-body were incorporated in the practice name and medicine followed mind-body connection.
As a primary care physician my first goal is to bring back the doctor patient relationship. This relationship has been undervalued and replaced with technology, billing and coding of visits. I have adopted care based on continuous healing relationships vs care based on visits. Care based on whole person orientation vs isolating organ systems.
At Grewal center we look forward to utilizing evidence based allopathic and Functional medicine, using less invasive interventions when possible and engaging the mind, body, spirit and community in the healing process. It is important to understand that healing is always possible even when the condition is incurable. For example we can cure a patient’s diabetes with pharmaceuticals however this will not heal the patient. To aid healing this patient would need to integrate meditation practice, stress reduction, improvement in diets, and above all relationship with their community.
Sir William Osler said it is much more important to know what sort of patient has a disease than what sort of disease a patient has.