The primary role of healers and physicians in each of these traditions was to teach others how to live harmoniously with themselves and their environment, and how to utilize the above categories effectively to obtain true health.
This view was also held by the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates, whose genius was not in the drugs he used or his diagnostic skills, but his insight into the elements that were needed in order to produce and maintain health that was natural and included hygiene, a calm and balanced mental state, proper diet, a sound work and home environment, and physical conditioning.
The underlying concepts of Holistic Medicine* are older than those of conventional or allopathic medicine, and have actually had various healing traditions around the world since the dawn of recorded history. As early as 5000 B.C., “physician-sages” formulating the healing traditions of both traditional and Chinese medicine (TCM) and Ayurvedic medicine recognized that human beings were comprised of Mind, Body, and Spirit and their health was dependent on the balance of all three factors.
The guiding principles of Holistic Medicine…
The guiding principles behind Holistic Medicine* are rooted in Education, Empowerment, and Prevention through Natural means, taking into effect the dynamic of the entire body and how the individual body parts work together to create optimal health.
These specific guiding principles include:
- Embracing a variety of safe and effective diagnostic and treatment options, that includes education for lifestyle changes and self care, and complementary diagnostic and treatment approaches.
- Searching for underlying causes of disease are preferable to treating symptoms alone.
- Establishing the kind of patient that has a disease, as much as the kind of disease a patient has.
- Prevention is preferable to treatment and more cost effective.
- Illness is viewed as a manifestation of the dysfunction of the whole person, not an isolated event.
- In the healing process, the quality of the relationship established between physician and patient is paramount, in which the patient is encouraged to take responsibility of their own health.
- The ideal relationship considers the needs, desires, awareness, and insight of the patient, as well as the physician.
- Physicians significantly influence patients by their example.
- Illness, pain, and the dying process are learning opportunities for both the patient and the physician.
- Encouraging patients to evoke the healing power of love, hope, humour, and enthusiasm to release the toxic consequences of hostility, shame, greed, depression, and prolonged fear, anger, and grief.
- Optimal health is more than the absence of sickness. It’s the Pursuit of the highest qualities of the physical, environmental, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social aspects of human experience.
The strengths of this system is that it teaches people to take responsibility for their own health, and in doing so it is more cost effective in treating acute and chronic illness. It is also therapeutic in preventing and treating Chronic disease, and is essential in creating Optimal Health.
The weaknesses of this system is that it is Time Intensive, and requires a commitment to the Healing Process, and is not a quick fix.
The cause of people’s symptoms, distress, mental/emotional dysfunction are the result of mental/emotional, physical and/or sexual trauma experiences that weren’t addressed then and are now coming to the surface as mental/emotional and/or physical symptoms.
Discovering and healing the cause of all distress symptoms is the most efficient and effective protocol to regain your life.
When someone begins the holistic healing process, no matter how dire their predicament seems to be, I KNOW if she/he is WILLING to do the mental/emotional discovery work; releasing and forgiving, anything can be healed. The word ‘incurable’ or ‘impossible’ only means that the particular condition, symptom or diagnoses cannot be ‘cured’ by ‘outer’ methods and that she/he needs to GO WITHIN to effect the healing. The condition, symptom or diagnoses came from mental/emotional distress and will go back to nothing.
When beliefs, thoughts, feelings and behavior are accessed and addressed at the unconscious level, the ’cause’ of any and all symptoms and behavior become crystal clear–it is mental/emotional, physical, and spiritual trauma/distress manifesting in the behavior and symptoms you experience.
A Healing process is a clear, concise and direct method of transforming the mental, emotional and physical symptoms that transcends traditional protocols while retaining a professional focus. Deep Healing avoids prescription and OTC drugs, body parts removed, artificial hypnotic inductions and psychic interventions. The process ties in directly with the experiences and needs of the person. The process is down-to-earth, to-the-point, practical, fearless and with 30+ years experience and centuries of holistic health care protocol success I know there is no doubt Deep Healing is effective. In the end, Holistic Medicine* is a model that creates empowerment by educating people in the many ways to take personal responsibility for their health, and to learn safely and effectively how to treat physical, mental, and spiritual conditions so they experience more energy and joy in being alive.
The origin and philosophy of Conventional Medicine…
The roots of Conventional Medicine* (drug and surgery based medical procedures that became dominant in the both century) can be traced back to Rene Descartes (1596-1650), the famous scientist and philosopher who was characterized by his rationalistic, dualistic worldview.
Perhaps an unintended consequence of his philosophy Cartesianism was the separation of the “Mind” from the Body”, which ultimately led to various fields of specialization that now comprise conventional medicine, each of which focuses on a particular branch of medicine and the organ it treats, usually with little regard to how these parts are intertwined and the dynamic relationship between them.
In the mid-19th century, the discovery of disease causing microbes added further “validity” to the Conventional Medicine* theory. At the time there were two opposing theories concerning the cause of disease – one that infecting microbes known as germs causes illness, while the other maintained that those microbes only caused illness when the conditions inside the body were right for them due to imbalances in the various body systems.
The “Germ Theory“, which was advocated by Louis Pasteur (1822-1895), became dominant and heralded the birth of conventional medicine with its emphasis on infectious causes of disease rather than creation and maintenance of physiological harmony and balance.
This followed by rapid development of microscopy, bacterial cultures, vaccines, x-rays, and antibacterial drugs. The more the Conventional Medical System* became focused on treating specific ailments, the more it moved away from teaching (doctor is derived from the Latin verb docere, meaning “to teach“) to that of authoritarian figures whose advice patients are expected to unquestioningly follow.
It also led to organization of Medical Schools into departments of specialty, such as cardiology, nephrology, neurology, dermatology, orthopedics, and psychiatry. This led to Disease Classification by the Organ it affected (appendicitis, prostatitis, colitis, heart and gallbladder, disease, etc) which diverted attention away from the intrinsic relatedness of all parts of the Body and the dynamic of ALL these Life Forces.
In the end, Conventional Medicine* is a model that takes an authoritarian approach to the physician-patient relationship, and primarily promotes Drugs and Surgery to remedy Physical symptoms.I
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