Comparison of Healing System
While the maintain medicinal getting ineffective, healing system is getting perplex and confusing at the same times. Here is the comparison of conventional medicine, Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), functional medicine, and integrative healing. There is no such a medicine or single remedy to cure-all, we need to put locus of control on ourselves to better take care of our holistic health
Embracing Holistic Health to Meet Your Higher Self
Throughout my life’s experiences, I have often found that my personal revelations are confirmed in a matter of seconds. When I wonder whether an idea is right or not, and where the inspiration comes from, I receive the answers by reading or observing people around me.
Needless to say, these answers are not all affirmations. However, during my self-healing journey, small coincidences kept happening. I eventually became convinced that the human mind can obtain and exchange information from the universe – a collective unconscious as an invisible natural force.
* Collective unconscious: Proposed by new age psychologist Carl Jung (b. 1875 – d. 1961), the collective unconscious refers to mankind’s common unconscious state and shared mental concepts, populated by patterns of instinctive images.
As a matter of fact, this sensible power is everywhere, guiding and protecting us at all times. It is a spiritual force; it cannot be fully explained through any of the simple principles that we are familiar with. This secret of the universe appears to resonate with the mathematical mechanism of the quantum field, which is vastly different from our macroscopic world.
From 2013 to 2018, I’d been treated with Western drugs for my long-term sub-health and stress syndrome. Ironically, I suffered more toxic side effects than support. When I started exploring Holistic Healing with the Mind-Body connection (P3-1 Mind Body and Spirit), I soon came to understand spirit as an equally important part of the Mind and Body link, building up a Trinity of Holistic Health. This interaction between spirit and mind is reflected in the microscopic morphology and biochemical reactions in the nerve system of our cells.
The invisible power of the universe offers infinite blessings, and health is the greatest one of all.
Eventually, I was lucky enough to get rid of my long-term acute and chronic stress syndrome, the inability to absorb daily nutrition, along with various sub-health issues and mysterious physical symptoms. I was curious as to how this happened, and so, I started researching the theoretical basis.
I soon discovered that the miracle merely resides in the integration of neuroscience and traditional Chinese medicine. Taking the latest neuroscience research as an example, it demonstrates that nurturing neurogenesis may even stand a chance to conquer cancer. But proving this solution in chemical medicine still requires a lot of intricate lab research.
More or less, many of us have experienced failures and weak points with medicinal treatments when managing chronic sub-health issues, degenerative diseases, or stress. We are surrounded by numerous "authoritative" definitions of “healing” and the “healing system”. Most of these are not objective, and they are misleading for various reasons.
Therefore, I believe that when sharing my self-healing experience and advocating for integrative Holistic Health, I must first fairly clarify the similarities and differences between various “healing systems”.
Conventional medicine – also known as allopathic or Western medicine – is the common approach to healthcare that most people are familiar with. It relies on medications and surgical procedures to diagnose and treat various illnesses and injuries. This form of medicine is rooted in modern medical science and is supported by extensive clinical trials and research.
✔️ Can save lives and provide urgent treatments
✔️ Usually covered by health insurance
✔️ Offers a wide range of specialties, including physical therapy and psychotherapy
❌ Focuses on symptoms rather than roots
❌ Relies heavily on lab tests and often overlooks patient experiences
❌ Treats patients based on specific body parts, neglecting holistic considerations
❌ Disregards important factors like nutrition, lifestyle, and mindset
Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)
CAM includes various therapies from traditional healing systems, like acupuncture, Ayurveda, chiropractic services, energy healing, Chinese traditional herbalism, and homeopathic remedies.
✔️ Practitioners often have more time for patients
✔️ Treatment can be personalized to individual health requirements
❌ Often not covered by insurance, making it expensive
❌ Requires a longer time to assess effectiveness, increasing cost and risk
❌ Lack of standardized training or accreditation for practitioners
❌ Focuses primarily on treating specific body parts, similar to conventional medicine
Functional medicine takes a more holistic approach by optimizing the body's biochemical function and integrating various related healing systems
✔️ Many practitioners have formal education in related fields like nutrition and biochemistry
✔️ Utilizes advanced medical tests beyond conventional labs
✔️ Considers every system of the body and multiple lifestyle factors
❌ Treatment and tests can be expensive and not covered by insurance
❌ Variations in the quality and depth of education in the field
Integrative healing combines the strengths of conventional medicine, complementary and alternative therapies, functional medicine, and cutting-edge technology to effectively address individual health needs.
✔️ Practitioners view patients holistically and provide comprehensive care
✔️ Collaboration among practitioners enables various treatments in one place
✔️ Integrative practitioners often have personal healthcare journeys, offering deep empathy and understanding
❌ Generally not covered by insurance
❌ Limited availability of traditional medical institutes investing in integrative healing