Miracle Cures vs. Real Cures

We all labour against our own cure, for death is the cure for all diseases.” Thomas Browne

Cures are miracles.  Anyone who can cure, is eligible for sainthood. Such is the mystique of cures and curing. But, anyone who claims to cure any disease or medical condition is banished, treated more like the devil, or a ‘quack’ who is promoting ‘pseudo-science’. No self-respecting doctor would claim to cure.  Training for nurses and other medical workers often advises “never use the word ‘cure“. Cures are considered impossible, or at least very unlikely, suspicious even when they occur.

In truth, cures are commonplace. Continue reading

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From The Elements of Illness to the Serenity Gap

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

Illness Element: an active element of illness consists of a cause and its consequences – the signs and symptoms of the illness.. The cause might be internal or external. Continue reading

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I Can’t Make it Out to Work Today, I’ve got Two Colds and a Flu

I won’t make it out to work today,
I’ve got two colds and a flu,
I’m sniffing and sneezing,
My head’s all stuffed up.
And now I’m hot, and cold too.
My body is aching,
My bones they are creaking,
I’m barfing and running to poo.
I can’t make it out to work today,
I’ve got two colds and a flu.

(and I think I’m hung-over too…(and it was a long weekend too). )

Did you ever have two colds at once?  How would you know? There are over 100 different types of virus that can cause a cold… Surely it is possible to get a cold, and then to get another cold within a few hours, or days, or even a week.

I always wondered about the folk wisdom:

“with proper treatment, you can cure a cold in 7 days,

if you leave it alone, it will go away in a week”.

But sometimes a cold lasts 10 days, or two weeks, or maybe longer.  Maybe a 10 day cold is really a 7 day cold and another 7 day cold on day 3 of the first day?  Maybe a three week cold is actually three weak colds?

Maybe it’s unfortunate that colds are so common, and so easily cured that few have noticed ‘two colds at once’?

And what if you have a cold, and then you get the flu?  Or if you have the flu, and then you get the cold?  Can you have two flus (that doesn’t even look like a word) at once?

How many different kind of flu are out there at once? Flu tends to go in waves, epidemics, so in general there is only one wave passing through – although it is possible to get two if you are in a flu area when another wave comes thru.  I think two flu infections are more serious than two colds.

Which is worse, a cold and a flu?  Or a flu and a cold?

No matter which comes first, I’m suspect it weakens your resistance to the other.

But maybe I’m wrong.  Maybe the first one puts your immune system on high alert – and therefore second is weaker.  I’m not sure I want to volunteer for this type of medical study…..

Take care this summer season, to your health, tracy


  1. I’m not sick. I had this silly poem running around in my head and had to put it down for the record.  I retired years ago, so I don’t have to go out to work today, although there are lot of chores. I just had to share…
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Every Illness, Every Cure

Modern medicine has no theory of illness and no theory of cure. It’s time.

How many different types of illness are there? Three, or four.

How many different types of cures? Three, or four.

What are the basic types of illness? How are each of them cured?

Every illness can be cured. What do we call an illness that cannot be cured?

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How to Cure Any Illness

If we want to cure any illness, we need a clear definition of ‘cure’ for each and every type of illness. Then, we work to determine which type of illness we are attempting to cure, to define the process required for curing. Finally, we proceed to find the cure, using a process that checks and verifies itself as it proceeds. Let’s begin:

Step 1.  Define CURE.

Cure: n. A cure is the end of an illness.  ( Reference: 1)

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.

There are three basic types of illness:

a. causal illness: the illness is active because the cause is active.
b. injury: the cause is gone.
c. blockage: where the illness consists of an inability to perform naturally healthy functions. A blockage might exist in the body, the mind, the spirits, or the community aspects of healthiness.

Cures: There are four distinct types of cures: curing, healing, transformation, and prevention.  One for each type of illness and one more for good measure.

Types of 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. 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 – but not every instance of a cause results in illness.

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.

temporary cure occurs when the cause of an illness is temporarily addressed. Temporary cures can lead to chronic illness if the cycle is repeated.

A chronic cure cures a chronic illness has a chronic cause, which can often be characterized as a habit. A chronic cure must not only address the cause, it must also address the chronic nature of the cause.  Chronic illness often requires changing the habits of the patient, once the cause has been identified.

While an illness is not cured, it creates injuries.

2. Healing is an ongoing curative process that repairs 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.

Imperfect healing can lead to a blockage or a disability.

3. Transformation: Removing, and thus curing, blockages that reside in the body (physical), the mind (mental), the spirits (spiritual) or the community (communal and social). (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.

A blockage that cannot be cured is a disability.

A disability is not an illness, because a disability is incurable. A disability is converted to a blockage by transformation, by curing it.  A blockage is converted to a disability by giving up in attempts to cure, by accepting it as final.

4. Preventative cures address causes before illness can arise.

Note: When a cure is completed, no more medicines are required.


  1. Webster’s: Cure: 3. “a complete or permanent solution or remedy. 
  2. Oxford: Cure: 7. “A means of healing”.
  3. Stedman’s Medical Dictionary: 1. “To heal, to make well
  4.  Oxford: Cure II 4. “To treat surgically or medically, with the purpose of healing

== End of Definition of CURE===

Step 2: Determine if the illness is a causal illness (has an active cause), an injury (the cause is gone) or a blockage (which might be transformed into an injury.

Step 3: If the illness is active, if it has an active cause, identify and address the cause.

If the illness is an injury, facilitate and aid healing.

If the illness is a blockage, attempt to transform it.  This may result in an injury that can be healed.

Step 4: Test if the illness is cured.

The process for curing an illness is more complex in theory, and of course a lot more complex in practice. This image shows the theory of curing illnesses as a process flowchart.

Final note.  Many ‘diseases’ actually consist of multiple active illnesses, with multiple causes.  It is not possible to cure an illness consisting of multiple causes with a single cure – the illness can only be cured one cause at a time. This can be tedious and time consuming, but it is the only path to cure.

to your health, tracy

ps. Most medical dictionaries and medical reference texts do not define ‘cure’.  As long as we ignore the concept of cures, we will remain ignorant of the cures that exist. Cure is a forbidden word in today’s practice of medicine.

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