There are three (3) key elements of health freedom:

  1. Access: Having access to the care that you want

  2. Financial: The ability to pay for your healthcare

  3. Legal: Having your health preferences available as options for care

While it would be easy to debate which of these keys is the most important, it is also easy to see that access is the most critical. If you are looking for acupuncture, you need to find an acupuncturist that you can get to. If you are looking for a chiropractor, you want one that is close enough to drive to. 

While search engines are helpful for finding most things, they are not necessarily the best approach for finding a wellness care provider.

Today’s society seems to be on a go-go-go schedule. It’s easy for people to choose the fast and easy option by stopping at the local drugstore. 

How do people find holistic and natural products, therapies, and service providers? When your neighbors are looking, will they find you? 

Goods news! Many products and services are available online. Still, many require an in-person visit: massage, acupuncture, float therapy, halotherapychiropractic and colon hydrotherapy, to name a few. Even hypnotherapists and more esoteric healing professionals often prefer to work with clients in person; though some offer services by phone or virtual visit.

If you are serious about your health, you may be looking for more natural products and services, especially if you want to avoid the negative side effects of most medications. But if you can’t find quality care locally, what do you do? Where do you go? 

Real health freedom is when we can all FIND and ACCESS what we want when we need it. Then, we can find the money to pay for it and when consumer demand is visible to lawmakers, the laws are likely to follow suit.

Won't it be nice when it's as easy for people to find and afford holistic and natural products, services and solutions as it is for them to find the corner drugstore?

Now that's freedom!

About the author

Camille Leon is the Founder and CVO (Chief Visionary Officer) of the Holistic Chamber of Commerce. She's also an abstract artist and the author of Fresh Starts / Transformation in Action. Whether you're looking for or offering a holistic approach to health, life, or business, Camille's purpose in life is to get you connected.