Highlight On The Causes of Disease:
External, Internal, Medicines
Definition of Disease:
“A pathological condition of a part, organ, or system of an organism resulting from various causes, such as infection, genetic defect, or environmental stress, and characterised by an identifiable group of signs or symptoms.”
It has become customary of most human beings to believe that disease is a part of our daily life however what we think of as a “disease” is actually an imbalance of one of the body’s core physiological processes
While it may be convenient to lump together symptoms and call them “diseases,” that isn’t the way to address what is making us sick. It's not the way to think about medical care in the face of a changing pattern of health problems as we live longer lives — but lives that are increasingly limited and burdened by subpar health.
We know an event in one system can affect something else in another system. We even know that an improvement in one system may adversely affect something in another system.
Studies have shown that the state of mind as well as spirit is what also needs to receive attention, when the body is challenged by a state of disease. With that in focus, addressing the cause, utilising nutrition (for mind and body), breathing, visualisation, flora balancing, body cleansing, immune activation and support, clean water in gratitude, prayer, silence, touch, massage, laughter and love all are utilized to correct imbalances. An approach of integrative consciousness that also recognises the need to heal the attitude.
“We ought not necessarily (to) consider illness our enemy; rather, we may see it as an event, a mechanism of the body, that is serving to cleanse, purify, and balance us on the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual planes.” The book of Sufi Healing
External Causes of Disease
Everyone has a lifestyle, and while certain aspects such as how much one eats, exercises, smokes and drinks can be managed directly, not everything can be fully controlled. For instance, there can be toxins in the patient’s home or work environment that are not easily removed. A lifestyle, diet, and environment that are optimal for one person might be poison for another.
External causes of diseases are of a physical nature and they encroach upon the body from the outside environment. They are also called external pathogenic factors. Some of these include:
- Antibiotics & vaccines
- Chronic infections (bacterial, fungal, parasitic, viral etc.)
- Environmental pollutants
- Lifestyle (alcohol & drug use/abuse, diet, lack of exercise, poor posture, poor sleep, stress etc.)
- Malnutrition – it plays a far greater role in disease than previously understood
- oxic burden (chlorine & fluoride in water, food preservatives, root canal and mercury fillings)
Internal Causes of Disease
Internal causes of disease are not only those which arise from pathogens. Causative factors of poor health studies show are also connected to emotions, if they remain unresolved. Anger, joy, worry, grief, fear, anxiety, fright all contribute to the health of the patient.
A slightly expanded list of these gives:
- Unrestrained or inappropriate joy, laughter (what we might call hysterical over-excitement) affects the heart.
- Worrying, over‐thinking and obsession affects mainly the spleen
- Grief, sadness and worry affects the Lungs
- Sadness also affects the heart
- Fear and deep anxiety affects the kidney
- Anger and frustration affects the liver
- Shock affects the heart and the kidneys
- Spinal alignment
- Energy alignment
Change the Underlying Causes of the Disease
- Realise: chemo & radiation do not change the underlying causes of cancer!
- Change the internal environment and use restrained medical intervention.
- Be with people who have faith, hope, a sense of humour and who are encouraging.
- “Crisis” is written in the Eastern languages with signs that mean both: danger and opportunity
- Cancer whilst it is seen as a “danger” to life, it is also an “opportunity” for the patient to change their lifestyle.
- Remind yourself that happiness brings endorphins that supercharge their immune system.
- Good thoughts and good nutrition remain key to healing.
- There is wisdom in all life that knows how to fix disease, just provide the body with the correct physical and metaphysical resources to do its job.
- Remind patients to feed their minds with good thoughts, beauty, laughter, music, play.
- That it is imperative that they feed their hearts with love and forgiveness and that they should remain confident in their abilities and have a sense of purpose.
- Provide the body with good nutrition.
Mainstream medicine has become a colossal “one size fits all” system. The focus has been to diagnose a disease and match it with a corresponding drug. This process does not take into account that we are all individuals and different; every person is genetically and biochemically unique. There are no “magic pills.” What works for one person may not work for the next. We should take into account biological variability and tailor a solution for the individual.
Allopathic medicines are, for the most part, not designed to heal, but to manage symptoms. Because this is the case, when a patient with a chronic condition is given a medication, they are often told they’ll have to take the drug indefinitely. This is also why, as time goes on, medication lists normally become longer and dosages become higher.
We should see symptoms as the body’s warning. In terms of health, we should find out why the symptoms are there in the first place. Very few people are sick from a pharmaceutical deficiency.
Pharmaceuticals are formulated to block or inhibit certain overly active metabolic steps associated with the symptoms of a disease. This process of blocking/inhibiting often blocks a specific biological target that's important for normal functioning in other places within the body.
Taking blood pressure lowering drugs resolves the issue of high blood pressure, but often has side effects on the male’s sexual potency. The patient’s ulcer may be under control, as a result of the antiulcerant, but it may be causing anaemia. Or if the patient’s arthritis pain may now be manageable due to the powerful anti-inflammatories they are taking, those same anti-‐ inflammatories may be contributing to their risk for kidney disease.
A good question to ask yourself when assessing treatment options is, “What is the most effective option that causes the least amount of side effects?” If an allopathic medicine fits this criterion, then it might be the best option for you to recommend. Sadly, however, it just so happens that medications often do not fit these criteria.
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