When faced with disease, the first question on your mind tends to be “Is there a cure?”
If the answer is “yes,” we rejoice, but if no cure is known, devastation sets in.
Rather than losing hope, we can take comfort in the fact that we can still be healed.
Yes, I said that even those with incurable diseases can be healed.
You may have heard me say that I do not diagnose or treat any specific disease, but I seek out healing opportunities to aid the body in returning to its natural healthy state.
Healing is what I do.
You see, “healing” and “curing,” although commonly used interchangeably, could not be more different in their meanings.
Curing is the removal of symptoms and the remedy of disease to return health to a pre-disease state. Healing is a restoration of wholeness, not just to the pre-diagnosis level, but to a level that is new and comparatively better than before the onset of disease.
Healing is not the removal or cessation of symptoms, but rather an integrative process that transcends the physical and includes mental, emotional, and spiritual vitality and wellness.
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
The reality is that health-care is about healing, while sick-care is about curing.
While it’s certainly exciting that medicine, medical research, and technology can effectively rid the body of many of the illnesses that only 20 or 30 years ago would have resulted in death, they still can’t effectively teach us how to regain our health and heal ourselves from chronic illness.
The problem is that chronic disease is responsible for 7 out of 10 deaths in North America. Negative thought patterns, toxic relationships, poor diets, sedentary lifestyles, and poor stress management contribute to dysfunction that cannot be cured, but needs to be healed.
No matter what condition, disease, or symptom you are experiencing, whether or not a cure is available, a commitment to the healing process will move you in the direction of health.
In this article we looked at where the medical model went wrong, why healing and health were left behind, and how you can ensure a that you and your family have a true system of “heal”thcare. Read on here.