More people in the Western world are doing what the Eastern world has done for thousands of years when it comes to healthcare. Westerners are taking responsibility for their health in the 21st-century. More people are looking for treatment options. Healthcare providers know they will have to incorporate a more holistic approach to healing if they want to be important, according to Julie Bietsch, the vice president of population health management at Dignity Health. Bietsch thinks healthcare providers will transform case management in the future. And Mission Health Partners Dr. Robert Fields, as well as the chief medical officer of AthenaHealth, Kevin Ban, agreed with her. According to Bietsch, care management will be more holistic, as well as interpersonal, and that care will extend beyond hospital walls.
Eastern medicine is all about the interpersonal approach as well as a holistic approach to herbs and other plants that give sick people in Asia a new lease on life. People in the Western world are just discovering some of the benefits of cannabidiol oil, better known as CBD oil, to treat several health issues. And according to Chinese medical notes that date back to 2737 B.C., marijuana is a wonder treatment for gout, malaria, rheumatism, and absentmindedness, and 100 other ailments. More than 2,800 years later, a Chinese doctor was the first to use marijuana as an anesthetic. That doctor was using the CBD oil in hemp, and he mixed it with wine for internal and external use, according to his notes.
But by the time Bietsch and the medical professionals tip the healthcare mentality scale, there will be other uses for plants that provide a health service to humans. Plus other treatments like acupuncture and moxibustion will be part of healthcare for certain health issues. Moxibustion is the mugwort that burns close to the skin in the shape of a cigar, and the cigar provides a concentrated heat source after acupuncture.