Treating is Not Healing
Modern medicine is absolutely brilliant at saving your life when you’ve got a gross anatomical problem, like injury, poisoning, or malnutrition.
But conventional and even most alternative treatment regimens do not resolve symptoms for organically-generating diseases that aren't a result of injury, poisoning, or malnutrition.
Diseases like cancer, heart disease, diabetes, AIDS, stroke …or even the common cold.
As a result, organically-generating symptoms are almost always incurable. At least with conventional treatment.
But we’re very attached to our treatments. We’re so attached to the idea of “fighting” the symptom that we actually try even harder …but doing the wrong thing.
The reason why this philosophy of treating symptoms does not cure our illnesses is that organically-generating symptoms are a result of a traumatic stress experience.
The symptom is your body’s attempt to resolve that traumatic stress experience. To make you whole again.
The word “heal” means “to make whole.” Your body is constantly striving to do this.
The symptoms are your body’s emergency response mechanism, your body’s way of helping you to heal the trauma. Your symptoms are your body's attempt to heal.
But treatment seeks to defend against, resist, or outright battle those symptoms.
Sometimes this "fight" helps people to focus on and resolve the original stress that the symptoms are trying to heal.
If it doesn’t, though, the result of treatment can be more stress, more trauma, and more symptoms.
Listen to Episode 10 of the Mind Over Symptom Podcast to find out how to heal your symptoms at the source and use treatment to help that process.