Monday, August 5, 2013
Alternative Medicine, Complementary Medicine, Western Medicine, Wellbeing, and Your Health
It is great in an emergency - if you are bleeding or have ...
something intense that needs immediate attention. But for long term wellness, it is seriously lacking. Medicating or removing things surgically does not consider the root cause. It doesn't address lifestyle, stress, nutrition, or toxins in the environment. It doesn't look at the body as a whole functioning unit - only individual parts or organs.
Having worked in pharmaceuticals, I now know that in that industry, its not about health, its about money. Period.
Alternative and complementary medicine can truly make a difference. Acupuncture, acupressure, chiropractic, Ayurveda, energy healing, essential oils, herbal nutrition and herbal medicine are all extremely effective. And when you begin combining them, its amazing what can happen.
There are medical intuitives that are outrageously accurate - much more accurate than many doctors and diagnostics if you look at the statistics. They can get a person's name and age and with only that information tell you the illness and some can even tell you why they have that illness. Some very progressive doctors are consulting with them and then they run tests to verify the results. The accuracy is remarkable. Think of all the tests people wouldn't have to have and the millions, maybe even billions of dollars, that could be saved if more doctors employed this method.
In some hospitals they have a hands on healer in the operating room. Studies prove that patients recover faster and have fewer complications - and yet these practices are still practically unknown. How dumb is that?
In England, when you are admitted to the hospital, you can request a healer. And that person, who is sanctioned by the hospital, is often a nurse or other trained medical professional. They will come and sit with the patient, do hands on healing, employ the use of essential oils and other complementary medicine therapies.
I have heard that in hospitals in Europe, they don't disinfect with toxic chemicals like we do in the U.S. They disinfect with essential oils - which are just as effective and not toxic to patients, medical staff, or cleaning personnel.
I learned this stuff over 20 years ago and yet so many people - particularly on the east coast where everyone seems to go to the doctor every time they have the sniffles and eat pills by the handful - don't even know it exists.
I'm not saying doctors are bad people or that western medicine is evil. I simply think that much of the system they are trained in could be vastly improved.
It drives me nuts when people think they should consult their doctor about a nutrition program. Hello - doctors know almost nothing about nutrition. Of course they should consult their physician if they have a serious condition and are taking medications that can have adverse effects if combined with the wrong things or they have allergies, etc.
But powerful nutrition is not about disease. It is about wellness. And the two have almost nothing to do with one another. Few doctors know anything about wellness and prevention. How can you learn about wellness when you study cadavers? Hmmm.
A Naturopathic Physician is another matter and that person, along with many chiropractors and other complementary health professionals, know a great deal about nutrition, wellness, and prevention.
I think if I became ill today, the first person I would seek out is one of those really old Chinese doctors at the acupuncture and Chinese schools of medicine who have so much experience that they don't even have to do many of the things they teach their students in order to know exactly what is wrong with a person and exactly what to do to fix it. They look at entire systems and how this system interacts with that system. They don't say you have a tumor in this location. They say that you are too this or too that, that your system needs to correct itself using these things to come back into wellbeing and balance. Wow that makes so much more sense to me than the western alternative.
And again, if it was a really intense emergency situation, I would be in the emergency room at some hospital.
But as soon as things got diagnosed and a bit more under control with western means, I would be Googling alternative therapies and taking handfuls of herbal supplements, following the advice of a Chinese Doctor if I could find a good one, using whatever Dancing Dolphin Energy Healing Oils & Mists I dowsed to be beneficial in this situation.
I would take responsibility for my own health and wellbeing instead of relying entirely on some doctor who I may only get to see for 5 or 10 minutes whenever I have a problem.
Better than any of that though is to be proactive about prevention and to consider health and wellbeing a priority: Learning about and practicing good nutrition, exercising, getting enough rest, drinking lots of pure water (not tap), eliminating toxic substances from your diet and environment, spending time in nature, meditating, and learning effective methods to de-stress. When you are healthy, you are vastly more likely to be happy and to have life work in ways that you desire.
O.K. off my soap box.
Have a fabulous day,
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