I recently had a discussion with someone who sells health insurance for a living. It was not a pleasant discussion, as he is totally convinced that only western medicine could possibly be effective. In fact, he insisted that someday I would develop diabetes and cancer and go to a hospital, because “that is where real medicine happens!”
Amazing. Because he really believes that! He really believes that everyone develops some chronic disease and that those diseases require western medicine to control and treat them. And he really believes that western medicine is the only medicine that works. It’s very sad.
Of course, having been involved in natural healing for many years, I have experienced its effectiveness on multiple occasions. I, personally, would no more go to a western hospital for cancer than I would drink bleach to get rid of a sore throat! (At this point I think I need to emphasize that you should always consult your health care provider for any serious illness or condition. My personal preferences are in no way to be considered medical advice or recommendations!) But we need to make sure we are not treating natural medicine the way most people treat western medicine.
In western medicine, people eat lifeless, boxed food. They drink diet sodas or vast quantities of high fructose corn syrup. They don’t get out in the fresh air and sunshine, or exercise; instead, they sit in cubicles breathing various carcinogens all day, then go home and sit in front of the TV with its electromagnetic frequencies bombarding their cells’ precious protons. Then, WHEN they get sick, they go to the doctor and get pills that alleviate the symptoms for a while. Then they go back and get more pills that counteract the symptoms of the pills they got before. But they don’t change the things they are doing that are making them sick. This continues until they finally die.
Natural medicine doesn’t work that way. Natural healing methods don’t aim for symptoms, for the most part, although they frequently can alleviate them. Most natural healing modalities go after the root of the problem. That’s why sometimes you don’t experience immediate relief from your symptoms – or sometimes, you even feel worse for a while! You are healing from the inside out!
BUT! If the root of the problem is that you are eating carcinogens on a daily basis, and you don’t STOP eating carcinogens on a daily basis, the healing materials and energy are fighting a losing battle.
Imagine you are in a boat, and the boat starts filling up with water. You can bail all you want, but until you plug the hole, you’re not going to get anywhere.
So using natural healing methods means you need to look at the WHOLE picture. You can’t just say, “Oh, I have a headache, I’ll use some PanAway™ and be done with it.” Sure, use some PanAway™! But why do you have a headache? Have you been eating properly? Sleeping enough? Are you exposed to allergens, or too much stress, or not enough humidity?
Natural medicine is not a band-aid. It is so much more! But it WORKS WITH your body, it doesn’t just cover up the warning signs the way many common pharmaceuticals do.
If you are experiencing illness or pain, or even just a “not-right-ness”, that means there is an imbalance in your body’s systems. You need to find and correct that imbalance. Then you will experience true healing and restoration. That doesn’t mean you will necessarily go back to a perfect body – if you have had an accident or have had a chronic illness for a long time before getting it under control, you may have a new balance point.
And always, remember that healing is God’s business. He gave us tools to use, but it’s always between you and God to have His perfect plan for you come about. As a favorite pastor friend likes to say, God always heals, and sometimes He cures.
But we still have a lot of control over what we have to deal with in regards to our health and well-being. Use the control you have! And ALL medicine will work better for you, western and natural!