Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Looking to a future when there is more health and less medicine

There are clear reasons why Allopathic medicine so often fails to cure or heal. Medication for months or life is not a cure and neither is it healing. It is merely masking symptoms and is akin to your car mechanic cutting the wire so your 'warning light' goes off as his solution to the problem.

The system is sourced in a belief that human beings and this world can be reduced to the material and the mechanical - to data, statistics and generics and that the human body is a machine/bag of chemicals.

It cannot of course which is why modern medicine so often fails to cure unless it is able to approach from a mechanical perspective - sewing bits back on and trauma/crisis situations.

Doctors have lost the art of diagnosis and now rely on dozens of generic tests and a body reduced to separate parts where the whole or the sum of the parts is never or rarely considered.

Doctors in the past and still in other medical methodologies touched patients, listened carefully took note of everything a patient said as being important and relevant, used their intuition, instinct, senses, capacity to observe to assess the patient and make diagnosis.

Today, and perhaps it is why so many MD's find themselves dissatisfied or depressed, a doctor is a combination of chemist prescribing drugs and secretary ordering tests with little capacity to understand the human being as a complex, inter-connected and inter-related organism where physical, mental, physiological, biological, emotional, circumstantial, environmental, hereditary (physical, emotional, mental) and spiritual factors play a part in any presenting symptom, condition or disease.

Modern medicine will never be an instrument of cure for most until it returns to these values. Taking of course the important mechanical and material things learned from Allopathy in the past but integrating them into a rational, realistic and holistic view of the human body.

The emerging field of Integrative Medicine offers hope where Allopathic medicine can offer its areas of skills - material and mechanistic, mainly in surgery and trauma but also in biophysics - and these can be combined and integrated with the older and often ancient knowledge and understanding of the human condition to be found in other medical methodologies like Homeopathy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Herbal Medicine, Ayurveda, Reiki, Nutritional, Naturopathic, Chiropractic, Kinesiology and the rest.

When that happens people will visit the doctor less, hospitals will become smaller, drug prescriptions will be rare, medical testing will be occasional, public health costs will diminish substantially and people will be healthier. And Iatrogenic, doctor or medical induced disease or death, will largely disappear.
Luncheon talk to 400 people gathered for the Keegan Leadership Lecture Series on Friday May 23, 2014. As quoted from Santa Rosa's Press Democrat, "she declared ...


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