I come from a family of six kids and my mom was (and still is) deeply concerned about our physical, emotional and spiritual health. She’ll tell you the story about the time she picked me up off of an exam table at the young age of six months and abruptly left the office of a doctor who insisted I needed my tear ducts cleared with some torturous-looking, long, spindly metal objects. Read More
The data and protocol-driven mindset of that doctor in that moment led him to believe that that procedure was the only conclusion and treatment for me. My mom’s gut said, “heck no!” Her instincts proved right, and in time, my tear ducts cleared up on their own.
Have you ever opted out of a specific medical treatment that a doctor strongly advised, simply because it just didn’t feel quite right? If it’s not always the data, the science or the hard evidence that sways our healthcare decisions, then what else do we rely upon? Is there something deeper that guides us? Is it our intuition that is playing a role?