From The Elements of Illness to the Serenity Gap

To cure illness, we must study the elements of illness.  There are four basic elements: illness, injury, blockage, and congestion, are illustrated in this diagram.

Illness Element: an element of illness consists of a cause, which might be internal or external, and its consequences – the signs and symptoms of the illness.

An illness element is cured by addressing the cause.

Injury Illness: As an illness progresses, or if it is not cured, it might cause an injury illness.  Injuries can also be caused by other internal or external factors.

Injury illness elements are cured by healing.

Blockage Illness: Healing is seldom perfect.  When healing cannot completely resolve the damage of an injury, a blockage might occur. Of course, like illnesses and injuries, a blockage might also come from other internal or external factors.

Blockage illnesses elements are cured by transformation. 

If a blockage cannot be cured, it is a disability, a handicap, or sometimes a natural attribute of life and of health.

The serenity gap is the distance between a blockage and a disability, as in the serenity prayer:

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.

A blockage has the potential to be changed, to be transformed, to be cured.  A disability cannot be cured. The gap between blockage and disability depends on our ability to change, and our ability to believe that we can make the change.

Congestion Illness: Blockages, when not addressed, lead to congestion. Congestion illness elements are cured by clearing. Congestion also might have other internal or external causes. When not resolved, congestion can lead to illness.

Congestion illnesses are cured when the congestion is released.  If the blockage is not also transformed, the congestion will reappear.

Cause An illness element is defined as having a single cause, a single chain of causes, which might come from an internal or an external source.  Each individual cause can be expanded to a chain of causes, by asking “what is the cause of this cause?” and then when a new cause is found, asking again, and again. Sometimes we can learn more by asking “what are the direct consequences of this cause, before the illness appears?“.

The illness is cured, stopped, when the causal chain is broken, when the cause is addressed. The cause has been addressed when the illness is cured. Successfully addressing any cause in the chain, if the chain has been correctly identified, will cure the illness.

There are no ‘root causes’, only ‘cure causes’. Any cause that leads to a cure is the right cause.

The first cure is to address the cause.  The second cure is to heal the damage, the third to transform the blockages, and fourth to clear any congestion. It is possible, sometimes necessary to work on elemental cures out of sequence, or at the same time. However, cures cannot be completed out of sequence, because the prior illness is a cause, and the illness element will recur.

Compound Illness

Many illnesses and many diseases are compound, consisting of several illness elements, possibly several types of illness elements, each with unique chains of causes, that result in similar diagnoses.

Each requires a unique set of cures, based on the individual causes. Every cure is individual.

Every cure is an anecdote.

Hierarchy of Illness

The hierarchy of healthicine is a hierarchical of life and of health. It is also useful to view the hierarchy of illness. An illness can exist in a single cell, the simplest life form. A single cell might have an illness with a single cause, that causes an injury, that is healed, but leaves a blockage, resulting in congestion.

An illness might exist in a bodily tissue, independent of the cells comprising the tissue.  A tissue is a layer of life above individual cells.  A tissue might have an illness cause that is not a cause of cellular illnesses, that leads to tissue injury, which heals and leaves a tissue blockage, resulting in congestion in the tissue.  In the same manner, a limb, or an organ, or an organ system might have a simple or compound illness.

An illness can be based in the body.  This is the common view of much of today’s medical practice. It is sometimes a useful view, sometimes not so useful. The illness of the body, like that of a cell, or that of a tissue might begin with a cause, or as an injury or a blockage, caused by an external factor.

An illness might also arise in the mind, or the spirit, or even the community aspects of a life entity, from internal or external causes. An illness might result in damage to the mind, or to the spirit, or to the community aspects of the patient, which when healing is not perfect, results in a blockage – leading to congestion, and possibly even a new illness.

Summary:

Illness can cause injuries, injuries can cause blockages, blockages can cause congestion, and congestion might cause a new illness. Illnesses, injuries, blockages and congestion can also be a result of internal or external causes in the cells, the tissues, the organs, organ systems, body, mind, spirit, or community of a life entity.

Each illness, if not cured, might lead to the next in the circle – from illness to injury, to blockage, to congestion, and to more illness.

At first it looks like a circle, with no escape. But there are escape routes at every illness element: cures.

Addressing the cause cures illness,
healing cures injuries,
transformation cures blockages, and
clearance cures congestion.

Diseases

Most diseases consist of a number of illness elements, often including all types of illness in a single disease.

Chronic illnesses persist and thus cause illnesses that cause illnesses.

As a result, cures for diseases can be complex and difficult. Cures for chronic diseases can be more complex, more difficult. That does not mean they are impossible. No medicine can cure these diseases, because no single medicine can address every element of a single disease.  As a result, most diseases are incurable by medicines – the exception being diseases with simple, single causes.

Curing

Curing is complex and often difficult. The serenity prayer applies to every element of every illness, to every disease, and to every cure. If we think we can, we can cure.  If we think we cannot, we are right.

to your health, tracy
Founder: Healthicine

 

 

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About Tracy Kolenchuk

Founder of Healthicine.org. Author of two books about healthicine; Healthicine: The Arts and Sciences of Health and Healthiness Healthicine: Introduction to Healthicine
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