Cure: n. A cure is the end of an illness. ( Reference: 1)
Causal cure: v. To bring about the end of an illness by addressing the cause.
Illness: n. An illness is a negative condition, consisting of a cause, which might be in the body, the mind, the spirit, or the community of the patient, and the consequences, signs and symptoms, which affect the body, the mind, the spirits and the communities of the patient.
Causal cures: There are four distinct types of causal cures: curing, healing, transformation, and prevention.
Types of Causal Cures
1. Curing: bringing about the end of an active illness in the body, the mind, the spirits, or the community, by addressing the cause. An illness is the intersection of a cause and negative consequences, signs and symptoms of illness. It is cured when the cause has been successfully addressed. Corollary: The cause of an active illness has been successfully addressed when the illness is cured. If the cause reappears, an new illness might result. When a cure is completed, no more medicines are required.
A partial cure occurs when the cause of an illness is partially addressed, or when a single cause of a compound illness, with multiple causes, is addressed.
A temporary cure occurs when the cause of an illness is temporarily addressed. Temporary cures can lead to chronic illness if the cycle is repeated.
While an illness is not cured, it creates injuries.
2. Healing is an ongoing curative process that heals injuries before, during, and after the illness. (Reference 2, 3, 4). An injury might come from an illness, or from an external event. Healing is seldom perfect, and imperfect healing can lead to blockage or disability.
3. Transformation: Removing, and thus curing, blockages that reside in the body (physical), the mind (mental), the spirits (spiritual) or the community (communal). (Reference 4) Surgical cures are transformations. Most transformations are less severe: physical changes to body, changes to mental, spiritual, or community states cure blockages. Removal of blockage often necessitates healing. Not all blockages can be cured – a blockage that cannot be cured is a disability.
4. Preventative cures address causes before illness can arise.
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A key principle of healthicine, is the concept of causal cure. Many cures today are symptomicines, cures for symptoms of illness, that do not address cause, and cannot produce a permanent cure, except by accident.
When we fail to define causal cure and cured for any illness, we can fail to find cures. Today, many illnesses are considered incurable, and we have given up attempting to cure – but not given up fundraising for cures. Pity.
None of today’s medical theories, sciences, or practices have clear definitions of cure, cures, nor cured that covers all types of cures and all types of illnesses. There is no name for the concept of causal cure, in today’s medicine. It’s actually worse than that. Many of today’s published medical dictionaries, from Barron’s to Oxford, to Webster’s, simply do not contain the word cure. When they do attempt to define cure, the definitions are weak, simplistic, and often simply wrong. Webster’s online dictionary for learners, for example, defines cure as ‘the act of making someone healthy again after an illness‘. If you search medical practices, from conventional medicine, to Ayurveda, to Chinese Traditional Medicine, to chiropractic, you will not find a useful definition of cure. Most medical practices simply fail to define ‘cure’ and avoid the word cure in theory and practice. Even homeopathy, which touts the mantra ‘like cures like‘, does not define cure.
This creates several simple problems.
- When cured is not defined, we cannot find cures. How can we search for a cure? How would we know if we found one, or if one occurred by accident?
- When cured is not defined, anyone can claim a cure.
- When cured is not defined, anyone can dismiss or dispute a cure claim.
Therefore: there are no cures. If we want to find cures, if we want to know cures, we need to define causal cures. We can only see a cure, once cured is defined. We can only dispute a cure claim, once cured is defined. Then, and only then, can we seek cures. Today’s medical science is entirely based on measuring signs and symptoms – causal cures are ignored.
This page provides simple, clear definition of cure, that can be applied to any illness. This definition was first published in the post: Miracle Cures vs. Healthicine Cures.
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Miracle Cures vs. Healthicine Cures