Holistic Healthcare versus Traditional Western MedicineJacob
The western medicine community recently asked the question: Will Alternative Healthcare, also known as holistic, metaphysical, energetic or mental, bodily, spiritual, and western medicine (WM) merge? This question implies that there are reasons to ask yourself and / or we must consider the benefits that a merger could create. The consideration of merging holistic, metaphysical, energetic or mental, bodily, spiritual medicine and western medicine is analogous to the comparison of apples with oranges. The only comparison between apples and oranges is that they are both fruits, but the comparison ends there. Holistic, metaphysical, energetic or mental, corporal, spiritual and western medicine are diametrically polar opposites with nothing in common except the subject (you). I will explain.
To understand the ideology of Western medicine, you must examine the language used by doctors and researchers. Their choice of words reveals their belief systems and the models they use to understand how they think healing works. Looking at the state of western medicine and the unprecedented influence of pharmaceuticals and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, an interesting paradox arises. Pharmaceutical companies claim that over-the-counter pharmaceuticals and drugs can do wonders for people: lower cholesterol, end clinical depression, reverse osteoporosis, eliminate allergies, cure cancer, cure MS, calm people. children and many other similar promises.
If prescription or over-the-counter medications are so good for people, where are all the healthy medicated clients? The truth is that there is none. No one takes twelve over-the-counter prescriptions or medications with a clean health bill. In fact, the more prescriptions a person takes, the worse their overall health will be. And if you reach out to the healthiest people you can find and ask what prescription drugs or over-the-counter medications they’re taking to be so healthy, they’ll give you a confused look: Healthy people don’t take prescription or over-the-counter medications!
This type of language is not uncommon among western medicine researchers. They perceive the human body as a battlefield in which wars are fought against invaders (viruses, bacterial infections and tumors). Beginning in the Victorian era, Western society has become addicted to quick fixes and effortless results. Western medicine has in some cases provided this result. When Western Medicine does not produce a “quick fix” result, the answer is: “Sorry, it couldn’t be helped: the surgery was successful, the patient died.” It is interesting to note that AMA reports an unfortunate success rate: Approximately 250,000 people die each year due to misdiagnosis and / or treatment that does little or nothing to improve a person’s health. In other words, these people did not die due to illness, they died due to incorrect treatment.
The theory and doctrines of Western medicine do not recognize that diseases are not separate from the person. In fact, each disease can more accurately be called an expression of the patient’s lifestyle, beliefs, and energies. Cancer is not a tumor, for example: it is a systemic disorder that can only be really cured by helping to support the body, not by attacking it with chemical bombs or knives. The tumor is simply a physical expression of the systemic disorder, and simply removing the tumor does nothing to cure the disease. The body is designed to heal itself by taking proper care: nutrition, herbal supplements, spiritual and emotional well-being.
The body is designed to heal itself as long as it has the proper support to do its job. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is based on a concept of balanced qi (pronounced “chee”), or life energy, which is believed to flow throughout the body. Qi is intended to regulate a person’s spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical balance and to be influenced by the opposite forces of yin (negative energy) and yang (positive energy). The disease is proposed to be the result of disruption of the flow of qi and imbalance of yin and yang. Among the components of traditional Chinese medicine are herbal and nutritional therapy, restorative physical exercises, meditation, acupuncture, and therapeutic massage.
Holistic, metaphysical, energetic or mental, bodily and spiritual healing has existed since the beginning of time in the midst of religious beliefs and practices, along with mystery, superstition, fear and misunderstanding. Holistic healing is now being recognized regardless of what someone chooses to believe or think. Ask almost anyone about their spiritual well-being and they will probably say, “Yes, I am a spiritual person, I go to church often.” There, confusion arises from the association of healing with religion. Most people, including religious leaders, don’t understand the difference.
Definition: “HEAL” 1. To restore health or solidity, 2. To correct, repair, 3. To restore a person to spiritual integrity, 4. To become healthy, to return to health.
Definition: “SPIRIT” 1. The vital principle or animating force within living beings, the disembodied consciousness. There are about twelve more elaborations mainly related to various religious implications.
Definition: “RELIGION” 1. Belief and reverence for a supernatural power or powers considered as creators and rulers of the universe, 2. A set of beliefs, values and practices based on the teachings of a religious doctrine.
Therefore, based on common western medicine interpretations of how things “ARE”, many paradoxes are created. The resulting effect is confusion and lack of well-being. The truth, as Carl Jung and others have carefully worded in their writings, is this: Everything in the universe is energy and consciousness. What someone thinks or feels about that fact cannot change it. The purpose of all religions is the recognition that humans have a part of themselves that is not physical and there is a need to explore and experience this aspect of themselves. Part of the intention is to discover one’s purpose and live in the best possible way. Another part of that goal also includes the achievement of Truth and Spiritual Well-Being. However, the result of religious teachings regarding our spiritual health has been an abysmal failure. If the most important aspect of our being is our spiritual being, and it has been neglected, it is a miracle that we have existed for so long.
Many churches are in a state of extreme confusion in an attempt to avoid accepting “Truth.” The greatest struggle is how to incorporate all the knowledge now known and assimilate it into religious dogma and theology. The problem is the inability to reconcile the obvious flaws in most theology and doctrine. The obvious shortcomings and how nationalist and political interests and agendas and other special interests have resulted in a history filled with disappointment, tragedy, confusion and religious wars.
In many cultures it has always been thought and / or known that we are spiritual beings, the biggest exception is in the western industrialized cultures that we believe that we are people who have a soul. Eastern philosophy believes that we are a soul first, housed in this thing called ‘body’. The most beautiful and simplest interpretation of how everything ‘IS’ can be found in the Native American tradition. “Everything in the universe is Spirit, everything in it is of the same Spirit and everything is Connected”. This is exactly what we are beginning to understand in science and quantum physics, that everything in the universe is made of the same thing and is aware of it. The two things that frustrate scientists the most are the fact that all of these
things operate through time, space and dimensions that they do not yet understand, and the ability of things to operate on interdimensional and multidimensional levels. A high degree of new understanding in science and physics of what the spiritual really means now comes primarily from independent researchers. High-tech and aerospace research physicists and scientists all seem to have a more concise and accurate understanding of the Spirit and the Spiritual than those of a theological background.
The reality and the truth of the spirit: in simple language, there is only one God or universal energy that is everything. There is only one consciousness. We are just an individualized expression of The One. All the dogmas, theologies and religious beliefs that anyone chooses to accumulate in this truth are commonly known as Bunk. It is the lack of true knowledge and the application of these distortions, which have been the source of all emotional, physical and spiritual problems. The spirit is alive, it is something that is lived and experienced, the surest way to destroy or repress it is to organize and institutionalize it.
Spiritual experiences teach us: everything we think or feel affects ourselves and others. We need to realize that every feeling – anger, fear, hate, sadness, judgment – is a mind-generated emotion and needs to be modified or removed. Left to ooze: anger, fear, hatred, sadness, judgment, creates physical reactions. For each physical reaction, a.k.a. symptoms, that is. colds, cancer, MS and everything, from A to Z, there is a direct link with the emotions generated by the mind. When these mind-generated emotions are removed and long-term created wounds and dysfunctional expressions are healed, the physical manifestation labeled disease in Western medicine is removed.
The bottom line is that health and wellness are affected by two factions: doctors and ministers. Doctors are trained as mechanics who work on the physical mechanism. They are in the “treatment” business. They are not trained in the “Art of Healing”. Most doctors don’t even understand the most rudimentary concepts of healing. Most do not realize how they can cause harm and even induce death sentences for their patients.
There is little difference in the effects produced by an intentionally damaging curse or incorrectly prayed prayer, bad advice, or just some random negative thought. Ministers are trained in specific traditional theosophical dogmatic perceptions of the religious-cultural views to which they subscribe. Most people have little concept of true spirituality or how the universe really works. As a consequence, they convey misinformation, half-truths, superstitions, and fears along with a multitude of harmful information associated with a person’s consciousness. The result of this is confusion and paradox, which leads to heartbreak, illness, and lack of well-being.
Both the good in our lives and the diseases we have are the result of our experiences, conditioning and beliefs. It is the experiences, the conditioning, and the beliefs that are contrary to our true nature that cause the harm. No matter how dire a client’s situation is, I know that if they are ‘willing’ to do the emotional and spiritual work of releasing old habits, beliefs and forgiving, everything can be cured. The word ‘incurable’ used by western medicine really only means that the person cannot be ‘healed’ by ‘external’ methods and that he must go within to effect his healing. The condition was created as a way of coping: it came from within and can be cured from within. Reference: Heal Your Body, Louise L. Hay
Since holistic / metaphysical medical care focuses on supporting the mind, body, and spirit to heal itself as it is designed to do, Western medicine perceives the human body as a battleground on which to They wage wars with chemical bombs and scalpels against the invaders, how can these divergents? will ideologies merge?
The answer: they cannot be, that is. water and vinegar do not mix, it is metaphysically impossible. Similarly, it is metaphysically impossible to fuse holistic, metaphysical, energy or mind, body, spiritual healing, and western medicine. Anyone considering such a fusion does not understand the laws of holistic, metaphysical, energetic or mental, bodily and spiritual healing.