Treating Your Body’s Symptoms
Dr. Eric Plasker, DC
Isn’t it time you stop treating symptoms? These signals that you get from your body are frequently misunderstood. More importantly, treating symptoms without getting to the cause of a problem can lead to mismanagement of your health and more severe health problems down the road.
For example, when you get sick and your temperature goes up, your body is naturally fighting off the infection. When infected with bacteria, your body’s Innate Intelligence raises your temperature to help fight off the infection on its own. The symptoms of this elevated temperature can be muscle aches, fatigue, weakness and general malaise. At the first sign or symptom of a fever, many people will immediately panic and try to bring the temperature down with medication, treating the symptoms rather than letting the body do its job and heal itself.