Whole Health Approach Helps Vets Reach Their Health Care Goals

Read these inspiring testimonials from veterans whose lives have improved through the VA’s Whole Health approach to patient care. To learn more about Whole Health, visit these web sites:

https://www.va.gov/PATIENTCENTEREDCARE/resources/components-of-proactive-health.asp
https://www.va.gov/patientcenteredcare/explore/about-whole-health.asp
http://www.wellvets.com/

“My grandchildren are one of the most important things in my life. I have been having trouble driving to pick them up because the limited mobility in my neck and back keeps me from being able to look over my shoulders while driving. After just a few weeks of attending yoga and practicing at home, I am pleased to say that I notice a big difference in my ability to look comfortably over my shoulder while driving.”

“I have been coming to yoga at the VA regularly for a few months now and for the first time in a few years, I was able to reach up over my head and change a light bulb and do some work. I like to fix and work on things and can tell a difference in my ability to do those things that I enjoy since adding yoga/regular physical activity into my daily life.”

“I have recently been attending yoga and the relaxation/guided meditation classes at the VA. I feel so much more relaxed and peaceful after attending class. I have had a lot of trouble sleeping for a year, and especially after the guided meditation class, I feel so refreshed and feel better able to rest in the evenings too.”