Concept of Wellness
The emphasis in the new millennium is in the improvement of quality of life. Quality of life cannot be achieved unless it is developed within a concept of wellness. The answer to some patients does not come from traditional medications, surgeries, or procedures. Though it can be important and needed to have these interventions, it is not the only available solution at the exclusion of others.
Combining the traditional approach with the concept of wellness eventually is the only way to improve quality of life. Part of the concept of wellness involves focusing on the good and enjoyable part of our lives more than focusing on the debilitating or negative aspects of our lives; focusing on what we can do instead of what we can't do.
As we give our attention to enhancing personal relationships and enjoying the gift of life, the resulting happiness will serve to raise the level of serotonin in the blood and lesson the sensation of pain.