Thursday, June 05, 2008

Meta-Medicine: New Innovations in Mind-Body Healing Techniques

A very cool article from Natural News, Meta-Medicine: New Innovations in Mind-Body Healing Techniques. This article presents a kind of integral approach to medicine and healing that is sorely needed. I added emphasis in one place below, where meta-medicine is defined.

Did you know that conventional medicine doesn't know the cause of 99% of illnesses? Often we hear that it is this virus or that bacteria. Bird flu is the rage. We are constantly told there could be a pandemic.

Louis Pasteur, the originator of the germ theory, started to question this towards the end of his life. It was too late. Germs were the new enemy. Hygiene definitely improved the lot of millions. When surgeons started wearing gloves, cross infections went down. The improvement in the quality of life that sanitation brought to everyone cannot be overestimated.

It is also acknowledged though that without germs, life would not exist. The criteria laid down for organic food is not just the removal of pesticides but most importantly, the diversity of soil organisms. They are the key determinant of the health of the land.

What is Meta-Medicine

Meta-Medicine is a model which sheds new light on the cause of disease. It is essentially a diagnostic tool and represents a paradigm shift in medicine on a Copernican scale. In the eighties, a German cancer specialist stumbled across the answers. He discovered a system in nature which unites mammals in as much as they share this common biological language.

Meta-Medicine takes into account the biopsychosocial aspects to disease. That is, it looks at the emotional trauma, the physical clinical presentation and the environmental context of the patient. With these factors considered, the patient gains valuable insights which could enable them to overcome the patterns which are holding them back.

Who would Meta-Medicine Benefit?

It will benefit complementary practitioners, Dr's. and patients alike. Chiropractors will understand what causes a herniated disc, homeopaths are more able to focus their emotional based medicines and with Dr's it radically improves differential diagnosis.

The Psyche, Brain and Organ

The Meta-medicine model unites these three aspects as a unified whole. No longer is there a dichotomy between mind and body as seen in psychiatry and medicine. When considering disease, these three have to be taken into account. They work synchronously.

Part of the reason for the dichotomy is that a few hundred years ago when the church held sway, permission was only granted for study of the body on condition that the mind/soul was the sole domain of the church. Desperate to do research, this rule was adhered to. Knowing this, one can be more understanding as to how something so vital could be overlooked.

Some definitions of Psyche:

* In psychiatry – the mind as the centre of thought, emotion and behavior. Greek for soul.

* Mind as divided into conscious, preconscious and unconscious, Sigmund Freud

* The aspect of the spirit that provides thought and direction.

The psyche is the integrator of all functions of behavior and all areas of conflict. One could say that the soul codes experience. In other words, life's experiences define your personality. This in turn determines how you react to certain experiences.

The Brain

This is the main computer of all behavioural functions, conflict areas and organs. Meta-Medicine is a diagnostic tool which uses CT brain scans to inform the consultation. Like the rings of a tree give information on the tree's history, the CT brain scan records the history of significant emotional events. The brain also has direct communication with the organs and under certain circumstances will initiate changes in the organ. In scholastic medicine many diseases have the same symptoms so the Dr. engages in what is called differential diagnosis. Essentially he is a detective which attempts to arrive at an accurate diagnosis. CT brain scans allow for more accurate differential diagnosis coupled with a causal understanding.

So What Does Cause Disease?

For centuries man has suspected a psychic origin for disease. This is now firmly anchored as a scientific fact due to the discovery of Dr. Hamer. One key fact to note is that emotional trauma will only impact the body if it comes as a total surprise to the individual. These events are highly acute, dramatic, isolating and catch us totally unawares. If one breaks the word disease down it speaks for itself –- dis-ease.

For What Purpose Dis-ease?

What do you do when feeling uneasy? You look for the cause and attempt to change the situation thereby bringing security and peace of mind. The Dr. happened to be a Professor of Biology and therefore could not help but look at these processes through the evolution of species. Noticing that nature was extremely conserved, it was noted that all processes have a function whether man understands them or not. An example the oncologist uses to illustrate this:

The deer loses its territory in the rutting season. It is old and lacks the vigour it used to have. Unfortunately for the deer, the loss of territory means the end for him. Mother Nature enacts a special program we call disease. The main artery feeding the heart loses cells making the vessel wider. This is known an angina pectoris. This ensures increased blood flow with the accompanying nutrients and oxygen. The deer has a second fighting chance.

Everything in Nature is goal orientated or meaningful. The intelligence which crafted life doesn't make mistakes. Humans don't like to act in a void so while the understanding has been lacking, we have developed hypothesis. Now with Meta-medicine we have a model which accurately can trace the disease cycle from its inception. In the future, the patient will become the boss and enlist practitioners' help only so as to facilitate them in their evolution as a soul.

Have you never wondered why after spending so much time and money the condition persists? If the conflict remains unresolved the problem stays. A distinction needs to be made between psychological and biological conflict. One can have issues in their life which don't cause disease. The conflicts only manifest in the body if they are highly acute, dramatic, isolating and shocking. We say biological as these conflicts impact our biology.

Meta-medicine coaches help explain why they have pains, what the issues are and aid them to work through these. If certain patterns keep repeating then the growth of the client is stunted and the body reminds them of this.

"The secret of medicine is to distract the patient while nature cures itself." - Voltaire

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