Certainly not waiting 1 hour in the waiting room to be prescribed antibiotics or anti-depressants. 😄
The limits of today’s medicine
Allopathic medicine has many advantages:
- Emergency care.
- Caring facilities, such as hospitals.
- Advanced medical technologies.
- Knowledge accumulation.
However, the current healthcare system faces certain limitations.
Pharmaceutical firms have economic objectives.
When profit takes precedence over health, abuses can occur:
- High costs.
- Limited access to care for disadvantaged populations.
- Biased medical research.
Some doctors are offered trips by pharmaceutical companies. In exchange, they are encouraged to prescribe certain drugs.
The current focus is on eliminating physical symptoms.
The underlying causes of diseases, mainly emotional or psychological, are rarely explored, which favors :
- Chronic illness.
The more symptoms I have, the more medication I’m prescribed, the more side-effects and drug interactions I experience, the more new symptoms I develop.
Unlike traditional medicines, which have thousands of years’ experience in administering natural remedies, conventional medicine lacks the necessary hindsight to assess the chemical treatments it proposes.
Many drugs designed to eliminate a symptom lead to little-understood metabolic reactions.
Rejection of the non-scientific
Modern medicine, some 200 years old, is the official medicine in many countries.
Traditional medicines have been sidelined as scientifically unproven.
Yet healers, druids and shamans have been treating people since time immemorial.
Science is still in its infancy when it comes to understanding the human body.
If I cut my arm, I’d better go to the emergency room. However, if I suffer from chronic joint pain, I’d better turn to traditional Chinese medicine.
Medicine of the future
The medicine of the future will be a combination of :
- Human medicine.
- Plant medicine.
- Energetic medicine.
The body is not an accumulation of separate parts, but an intelligent association of billions of cells.
Healing requires a holistic approach, which takes into account :
- The physical body as a whole.
- The emotional body.
- The mental body.
- The energetic body.
- The spiritual body.
Nature is a wonderful healer. Chemical medicines will be abandoned in favor of plants.
Animals will no longer be killed to heal human beings.
Closer ties with nature will lead to changes in diet and lifestyle.
Rather than eliminating symptoms at all costs, which is unnatural, self-healing will be stimulated by assimilating the message of illness.
Doctors and therapists will work together, and all the world’s medicines will be seen as complementary.
Patients will be at the heart of their own self-healing journey, and will be empowered to take responsibility.
Communicating with the body will be essential to encourage prevention, and to determine the medical course of action in the event of illness.
How will the medicine of the future be?
Despite its benefits, the modern healthcare system is reaching its limits, and has no choice but to evolve.
The medicines of the future will:
- Open up to natural medicines, to form a fully integrated medicine.
- Be preventive and holistic rather than symptomatic.
- Be free from financial interests.