''Perfect health is only possible through perfect balance''
''The cure or the part should not be attempted without treatment of the whole. No attempt should be made to cure the body without the soul and, if the head and the body are to be healthy, you must begin by curing the mind…. for this is the great error of our day in the treatment of the human body, that the physicians first separate the soul from the body’'
Plato: 5th Century BC
Two and half thousand centuries later, mainstream medicine fails to embrace this concept so succinctly put by Plato and continue to prescribe drugs to the part of the problem instead of addressing the whole. In fairness, their medical training equips them with very little else. Visiting a doctor will only lead to the conditioned response that 8 years of medical training prepares them for. Cut it out with surgery if its bad or have a drug if function is impaired. When side effects develop, another drug is administered to combat that, until you are so out of balance, you no longer remember how it used to feel to be the vital vibrant person you once were.
‘It is not the bacteria that causes the dis-ease, but the dis-ease that causes the bacteria’
In other words if our ‘bad’ thoughts, attitude continue unchecked it can become the perfect breeding ground for bacteria to grow and multiply.Let me draw a comparison between homeopathic medicine and mainstream (allopathic) medicine.
Both homeopathy and allopathy are Greek words and if broken down, ‘homoepathy’ means similar suffering and ‘allopathy’ means opposite suffering. Below is a clear definition outlining the difference between homeopathy and allopathy. By going to a homeopath for any health problem or ailment, you will be prescribed a remedy that is similar to your symptoms. It is understood that when the body or mind produces symptoms it is a sign that the body is attempting to heal itself and that the symptom is not the problem in itself but a ‘healing’ response to the real problem occurring at a deeper level.
A common analogy to this is seeing the oil warning light going off in your car because the oil levels are dangerously low and believing that if you knock off the warning light system, the problem has gone away! Explained this way, one can see the absurdity of what doctors do in attempt to make people better.
The allopathic route may make you appear better because you are no longer experiencing symptoms but ‘the original dis-ease remains unabated. If it continues to not be effectively addressed, then the body in its infinite wisdom will start to display distress signals at a deeper level in the hope of being heard. The allopathic route will continue to prescribe more drugs or surgery in the vain attempt of making the symptoms go away.