If a super-intelligent alien was to visit our planet and search for a scientific theory of illness, she might conclude the our prevailing theory consists of “sell the drugs” and “damn the consequences”. She might also know that the scientific theory of illness consists of:
Illness Theory #1: Every illness has a cause.
ELEMENTARY ILLNESS is an illness with a single cause and its negative consequences.
COMPOUND ILLNESS is an illness consisting of two or more elementary illnesses.
Does our medical system have a theory of illness? You might be surprised to learn that there is no prevailing scientific theory of illness. There are many so-called theories of illness, but none that achieve the simplicity of a scientific theory. Illness seems to be everywhere in practice, but nowhere in theory.
Why is there no scientific theory of illness? Continue reading
There is no such thing as natural health. There are natural medicines, and unnatural medicines.
Health comes from nature.
It makes no sense to add the adjective “natural” to nature.
To do so is nonsense, because it implies that there is such a thing as “unnatural health”.
“Health is whole. Health is slow and steady.
Health is wide and deep. Health is honest and true.
…. an illness is a hole in your health.”
– The Healthicine Creed.
There is no such thing as “unnatural health“.
Therefore: There is no such thing as natural health.
to your health, tracy
Much of today’s medical practice ignores the concept of cure, has no clear definition of cure, no understanding of cure for most illnesses. In healthicine, we recognize that cure is critical to health improvement and maintenance. What is cure? Before we can understand the concept of cure, we must first consider the concept of illness. Continue reading
Many years ago, I was a heavy smoker. Actually, I started as an intermittent smoker, and built up to over a pack a day – some days. Gradually, I developed “smoker’s cough”.
How do we cure smoker’s cough? How do we know when it is cured? Continue reading
How do we find the best lawyer? We can ask around – who wins the most cases. We can even research different types of lawyers, specific to our needs, to find out who does the best work. How do we find the best builder, or architect. It’s not hard to research who builds what, and choose a good builder – specific to our needs. If we want to build a house – large or small, or an office tower, large or small, we can easily find out who builds in our area.
But let’s suppose we have a disease. Maybe you already have a disease?
Choose a disease, for this discussion. Don’t choose a disease that is easily cured by medicine, like an antibiotic, or a fungicide, any doctor can cure those. Don’t choose an injury illness, that is only cured by healing. And don’t choose a cancer disease – we could use a cancer for this exercise, but it would make the discussion more complicated.
Choose a disease, and let’s play “how to find the best doctor“. Ready?
How do we find the best doctor for our disease? Continue reading