Creating Waves of Awareness
Cure is the concern of every physician. In the training, we learn
1. Anatomy = structure of the body
2. Physiology = how the body works
3. Pathophysiology = how the disease works
The construction of the body is a fundamental concept. This basic concept reflects life and is useful in order to live the life. Without legs, we do not get ahead. Without arms, we can do nothing. Without digestive organs we cannot process food and information. Without heart and circulation, we cannot live a separate drive and have no rhythm. Without lungs we cannot share air or another. Without kidneys, we cannot clean ourselves. Without sexual organs, we cannot reproduce our potency, without which we would have no butterflies in the stomach. Without brain and nervous system, we cannot communicate with ourselves, so produce no harmony.
So we need a blueprint, look like the body needs in order to lead an independent life. Therefore, it makes sense to deal with anatomy.
Likewise, the functional sequences are interesting in training called "physiology". It's good to know how an organ works. The types of function are indicative of the pulse-generating background.
But the pathophysiology takes up most of the training. Here is considered the detail, cut into slices under the microscope, bombarded with ultrasonic waves at the device or at the X-ray machine. It is read thick books that are dedicated to the various pathologies. Unfortunately, always under the premise: how is the disease and how it spreads.
This is where the fallacy:
If I devote all my attention to the dis-ease, I think it found in life. I look back no more, as the ill person feels. I ask him anything. He has no chance of being able to recognize it as well. If he has bad luck, I tell him also that he has only a short time to live (nocebo).
Using this method, I pay homage to the disease! I therefore support the state that I actually want to abolish. I ignore the person who is ill. I focus on the diseased state. I forgot what I originally begun: for health and health maintenance.
Thus, in conventional medicine, which determines the formation process, have been forgotten for centuries, which is why people come to the physician. It is about people, not about what makes him to be sick. We need ways to enable him again to think healthy, feel healthy, and live healthy. Here we must remember that everyone is different. He is different from any other people in this world. Only the blueprint we have in common. That is why we get along with so few genes (about 25,000 instead of 125,000).
So we prefer to ask our patients,…
• how he feels
• what makes to be ill with him
• where he is hampered by being ill
• how he experienced this sick state
• what he wishes
• what would make him happy
• where he would prefer to live
• how he would prefer to live
Do we stop to give each disease a name. With the name you call someone to be with you. We do not want to call the disease to us!
We rename the symptoms so that we can find solutions. But just at this price: we are looking to break away from the problems that have caused being ill. And then we search for solutions, together with the patient. So we give him a chance to make a new life.
The old behavior was causing the state of being sick. We need a new behavior in order to live again healthy. To develop a new behavior, we need ability / awareness to imagine. We need pictures to see the new future. We need words to talk about the new future. We need ideas in order to be able to start in this new future.
This is the honorable duty of the physician:
• to find a cure that symbolizes health.
• to have ideas about how life can be happy.
• to make a ritual to symbolically represent this.
• Time and again, talk to the patient about how it will be good in the future.