05
May
11

The Difference Between Western & Eastern Medicine.

Most cancer related diseases such as myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), which is a ‘pre-leukemia’ type disease, are the result of auto-immune problems. Sadly, in the case of cancer treatment, using chemotherapy and radiation cannot really cure the disease most of the time. It is like the case of “locking the barn door after the horse is gone”. In fact, this treatment’s main job is effectively destroy the erratic immune system which are killing the healthy cells, and after the chemo treatment, doctors hope that nature would take over to rejuvenate the body again, because our DNA has all the information or blueprint to heal itself. The problems is, most people do not know what cancer really is, what triggers it and how Western medicine treats it. My reasoning is this. Western medical philosophy or rather Western allopathy treatments targets the symptoms not the disease. This reasoning , according to Dr.Samuel Hahnemann, (a German physician who is known for creating an alternative form of medicine called homeopathy), is that once the symptomatic effects of the disease has been alleviated, the human body should be strong enough to heal itself; provided that the body has all the time to recuperate and has access to proper nutrition as well. So essentially, Western medicine targets the symptom not the disease, and the body would cure itself, provided that it has all the ‘resources’ to heal itself are available. So essentially doctors cannot really cure you but they only help facilitate the healing process. (Traditional Chinese Medicine) TCM and other alternative healing methods such as Ayurveda and Homeopathy targets the disease not the symptoms, that is the cause not the effect. TCM philosophy is based on Hot and Cold, so in a scientific sense ‘Hot’ refers to an overly acidic blood and ‘Cold’ refers to an alkaline or pH neutral blood. The real reason why diseases like cancer comes about is due to an overly acidic blood, which damages the immune system. Once the body’s ‘ecology’ becomes disrupted, which puts a lot of stress on the immune system, the system would go berserk and would go against the healthy cells as well. The immune system is programmed to only attack foreign bodies like viruses and bacteria but if it exists in a stressful environment, the immune system would not know friend from foe and would even attack the healthy cells as well. One way to remedy this is to neutralize the acidic toxins in the blood with alkaline derivatives which are organic in nature. Unfortunately, chemotherapy uses inorganic chemicals which are alkaline in nature but they do more harm than good, to achieve the same result.So most TCM and Ayurvedic treatments rely on alkaline based remedies. First and foremost they cleanse the system with herbs, and they strengthen the digestive system so that the food nutrients will be easily assimilated to heal and rejuvenate the cells quickly. They also recommend breathing exercises like Tai Chi or Yoga and a high alkaline diet, vegetarian mainly. The also recommend massages to expel the toxins in the fatty tissues. So basically it is not as invasive as Western medicine. In conclusion, proper diet, high alkaline, low carbohydrate and high protein diet is suitable for our generation. Getting away from highly polluted environment and exposure to chemicals is crucial. Learning to breath properly is also important, because CO2 build up also leads to blood acidity. Drinking lots of pure water also helps a lot. Most of all, living in a stress free environment helps. But I think the most important thing to do is to have a positive and optimistic frame of mind. Because if you are stressed, your breathing patten, digestive system or addiction to sugars and carbohydrates becomes worse, causing havoc to your body. I hope this helps. Cheers!

More information here:

http://www.santjuliadecerdanyola.net/similarities-and-differences-between-eastern-and-western-medicine.htm

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