Friday, February 14, 2014

Medicine Of Tomorrow

What is the medicine of today?

Well, I practice it.  I am a graduate of a US medical school. We practice 'evidence-based medicine'.

Who pays for the studies? Well, it's usually a big drug company that provides the 'evidence'...except in the case of Mangano who created his own research body, and proved that a drug was causing harm, and got it taken off the market for use in cardiac surgery.

Evidence, right? And medical research leads to new protocols, new treatments, and then in turn, to new technologies.

We also practice 'evidence based medicine' in that we do histories and physicals, asking for symptoms and searchings for 'signs' of the presence of disease. For example, you might present with the symptom of abdominal pain in the right lower quadrant of your abdomen (the appendix area).
We examine your abdomen at some point, starting at the area of least pain first. Then when we get to Mc Burney's point (one third the distance between the anterior superior iliac spine and the umbilicus--which is right over the appendix) we push once, and hard.

If you are in so much pain you practically jump off the table, the test for appendicitis is positive. And it is called a 'chandelier sign' because you practically hit the chandelier. Actually, any peritoneal signs of inflammation will probably cause a 'chandelier sign'. So in the past where we would proceed with exploratory surgery, now we get you scanned with ultrasound, CT or possibly MRI for other symptoms, and get an image that a radiologist says is 'positive' for appendicitis.

Then we cut.

We book emergency surgery.

Everything in medicine is 'evidence based', both in what leads us to our treatments, as well as the decision-making process to figure out what is the appropriate treatment to give.

Except for one thing:  the intuitive process that is based on all of the patients the doctor has ever treated before, that base of experience and training, that leads to the clinical 'hunch' almost every doctor has in a given situation.

This is the medicine of the future.

It is understanding the energy body, how it works, and how imbalances (in energy work that are called Dis-Ease) lead to manifestation of disease in the physical body.

It is not 'mind over matter'. My father was a Religious Scientist. I went to church with him a lot, plus mom's Catholic church. 'Thoughts are Things!' they would say. It is true to a point. But really, what makes the whole thing work is 'Thoughts and FEELINGS are things!'

So both the physicians of the future and the patients are going to explore the thoughts and the emotions that accompany Dis-Ease. Dr. Bernie Siegel started this exploration in his cancer patients--noticing a pattern. Some want to die. Some want someone to heal them, or maybe, take a pill. And some are totally invested in getting well no matter what, and put one hundred percent of their effort into the process.

And as a sign, an unconscious sign of empathy and wanting to experience that 'rebirth' of his cancer patients, Dr. Bernie Siegel shaved his head.

He was 'connected' to his patients more than most.

He was a pioneer.

Doctors of the future will be spiritually robust, and trained to use their intuitive gifts in the care of their patients.

They will be taught in medical school about the energy body, and healing, of which Reiki is one method of working with this aspect of the human body.

Insurance companies will realize the incredible savings that are offered by people having good health. And all of the corruption that leads to others getting rich off the medical treatments, and medicines, will be taken OUT of the medical system.

People will not be stressed and exposed to environmental toxins like they are now, which weakens the aura and the body, making one susceptible to disease.

In the end, everyone will know, Science and Spirit are One Circle--both lead each into the other--for healing to take place.

Aloha and Mahalos,

Reiki Doc