Health is much more than the absence of illness. It involves learning to live responsibly, which in essence is living in a way that promotes an internal state which helps to prevent illness. True health comes from within and not from a drug prescribed by a doctor. The human body is a magnificent creation born with all the tools to heal itself.
For example, if you are sick you have an amazingly complex immune system that is constantly on alert for enemies like harmful bacteria and viruses. Believe in your body’s ability to heal itself and this is what your body will do. The power of a belief is phenomenal.
The human being is composed of a group of integrative systems that all work together to ensure the body continues to thrive. Unfortunately, modern medicine regards the body similar to that of a machine, such as a car, that is composed of parts that need to be fixed, removed, tightened, loosened or adjusted. It is rare, except in cases of an accident, that a health problem is truly based on one single part of the body. In most cases, the observable symptoms may be localized to a specific body part, but more often than not, there are multiple body systems that are out of balance in some way.
Conventional medicine ignores this holistic and integrative approach and usually only focuses on one aspect of a person’s body. This brings rise to the need for specialists such as the cardiologist, the gastroenterologist, the neurologist, etc.
The use of pharmaceuticals and other pieces of technology by modern medicine are valid techniques in the healing process, but they only provide one form of healing. This is not enough to help a body get itself back into balance. The use of drugs serves only as a bandage solution and does not get to the root cause of the problem.
In dealing with health problems, it is very important to take a holistic approach and consider aspects of a person’s emotional, physical, psychological, social, and spiritual make up. Getting to the root cause of our problems requires one to go deep beyond the superficial approach often taken by modern medicine.