The notion of "Universal" in Medicine: Understanding the impact of the unknown outplay on
Given the sensitive nature of what truly ‘Healing’ and ‘Universal Medicine’ means for every person in 2018, I felt to share a consistent observation of my own experience in Medicine. Neither advocating or negating a version of Medicine or the other, the chosen title actually stands for the grandness of what Medicine is for the universal health of all people beyond their chosen profession, religious affiliations, political borders and cultural beliefs.
Once known as the Art of the God(s), Medicine viewed through a detailed study of our human history reveals that it is forever about people. Countless healers and physicians have walked the rich fabric of our human civilisaton which spans over more than 50,000 years. As we have evolved from the family-centered communes to the current complexity of hospitals and health care systems, Medicine has rebuilt over numerous foundations of philosophy and science of healing. Therefore, it is not surprising we see a diverse range of herbs, oils, remedies, surgical techniques, pharmaceuticals and ways of caring for people affected by illness and disease when we traverse the globe.
As the astronauts have repeatedly shared with us in their moments of inspiration, our planet has no marked boundaries or borders when viewed from above. It is just one large body of blue and white in the immense expanse of space with its trillion or more stars in our visible known universe alone. Likewise, they saw no visible boundaries or borders in Medicine except those created by people for people at a given time.
“While the chest pain is better and my tests are all normal,
what is then the cause of the pain?”
(A middle-aged man, circa October 2016)
Healers and physicians are often asked to heal, but also to explain the cause of illness and disease. My conclusion is that people genuinely desire to prevent their ills if given the right opportunity and time. This is a pivotal principle of Medicine: prevention (in Latin: praevenire = to anticipate or to precede).
We live in a time where we see more of the common diseases and increasingly more of the unusual diseases. In addition to the hundreds of millions who live every day with obesity, diabetes, cancer and so on, heart disease remains the leading cause of death for both men and women in every developed country of our world. Paradoxically, we are recognising more people who have chest pains (‘angina’) despite ‘normal’ tests such as the traditional gold standard diagnostic test of coronary angiography. Referred as ‘syndrome X’, our current thoughts are these people suffer from abnormal inflammation within the blood vessels of the heart (coronary arteries) to cause spasm or even, clots that cause heart attacks or even irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmias).
Do you know that more than 50% of women who present with chest pain and undergo angiography have no ‘explainable’ cause of their pain? This means no definite medical diagnosis at the time of physician assessment. This also means increasing presentation to their doctors, hospitals and long-term risk of suffering and even death if we are to truly read what our statistics is telling us. The ‘normal’ tests may mean low-risk in the textbook criteria of Medicine but not without risk if the symptom continues because nothing can help a person to understand his/her illness, let alone prevent.
“Life is Medicine”
(Serge Benhayon, circa 2016)
Since the early May 2006, I have been learning the different aspects of healing in the capacity of a humble student because of my lifelong vocational interest in ever ‘expansive’ philosophy of Medicine. I would conclude that my greatest gift as a human being is my humbleness to learn, and to master what I have learnt. Under the conclusive notion of 'universal', my model of Medicine practised every single day is as ‘universal' as it can be within the discipline of Medicine. Where my professional vocation is absolutely committed as a physician of our modern day Medicine, my life as a man is equally inspired by how 'universal' I can be in my relationships with my body, my wife, my family and extended network of friends and colleagues.
As confronting as it may be for those already practicing Medicine and/or many forms of Alternative/Complementary Medicine (CAMs), the future expanse of ‘Universal' Medicine offers a glimpse of what our future Medicine may look and feel like if we are to openly accept that the human being is influenced at an energetic level beyond the biochemical reactions of sugars, ATP and electrolytes within our brains.
The fact that every living body has an energetic impulse is not new, which surprisingly is not emphasised enough to our medical students or even our law students. The Voltaire experiment in the 17th century Renaissance has shown us that even the humble frog has electrical impulse that runs its muscular contractions. As much as we feel so enlightened by our scientific knowledge base in the 21st century, our lessons have derived from the nature which helps us to realise the uniqueness of a human being. Indeed, I have personally learnt deeply from pigs and sheep through their anatomy and physiology, so I could fine-tune my Art of Medicine for people in their time of need.
If we are to see that our human brain can process and consolidate memory, then the images, words, numbers and even the musical tunes are stored in patterns of energetic/electrical impulses within our cells. Ultimately, the discipline of physics tells us that different energetic impulses must alter the rotational patterns, configurations and movements of the particles that make our very living cells. Scientists and doctors are experimenting with the glimpses of what we know in visualising the universe and the human body through this knowledge alone.
While we have not yet documented that every part of our bodily organ can also store memories within their cells, the brightest of our scientific minds tells us that the confirmation of this reality and more is inevitable. Why? Because every important organ is now known to have their own internal clock and endocrine system so they work in inter-dependence with and not dependent of the brain. Because physical training that is thought to rely on muscle memory actually alters brain network and likely, consciousness. Because the so-called ‘phantom pain’ is real because the brain still feels the amputated limb(s). Because the progenitor stem cells can grow a whole organ without the written codes of a human being. And because every living being is a miracle of genetic interplay that we take for granted but the nature does it on everyday basis over billions of years.
To add the wonders of the universe from the birth to the death of a star or a planetary system and even to grasp the astronomical extent of how a black hole alters the space-energy continuum, no amount of ‘evidence-based’ Medicine or Science with its multitude of well-designed experimental and observational studies will ever fully explain the miracles that only a majestic divinity (=God) could gift us even before we have ever placed our feet on this planet. At least, this is true for our current time of awareness.
Given the limitless expanse that even the notion of healing can be in the practice of our everyday Medicine, the principle of 'universal' in Medicine proposes that behind every human illness and disease lays the imprint or the remnant of energetic ill that does not belong to our human body in its nature state of energetic integrity which can be reciprocally included under the umbrella of 'harmony'. Glimpses of such harmless ‘harmony’ is tangibly experienced by observing every young child at play: joy, openness, curiosity, flexibility and youthful energy that is irreversibly lost in our ageing and adulthood lives.
Have you ever stopped and wondered why an adult has illness and/or disease in the first place when his or her childhood photo shows the complete innocence of having none of such? Yes, I agree that congenital genetic diseases are constant reminder of a contradictory anomaly. However, 85 to 90% of our global disease epidemic is now related to ‘non-communicable diseases’ (NCDs) which by definition is determined by complex epigenetics (= ‘environmental and genes’).
If what the paradigm of 'universal' in Medicine illuminates for humanity is the increasing numbers of people affected in epidemic proportions for the most countries of our world, then ‘choice’ and ‘behaviour’ are the two key ingredients in the production line of human diseases. Where many learned scholars, clinicians and scientists propose different framework of solutions, integration of 'universal' in Medicine challenges every human being to heal the underlying energetic causation of a physical ill from a place of integrity, harmony, trust and above of all, love in alignment with God. If even a concept of God is so terrifying, then at least connect to the immensity of the miracle that created the universe and the human being.
“Behaviour is Medicine”
(Serge Benhayon, circa 2016)
Regardless of what is presented by some in our society, one cannot neglect that there is a richness of wisdom and propositions by the above prophetic words quoted by the internationally renowned philosopher, writer and practitioner. ‘Behavioural' Medicine is not new as its principles blurs into Psychology, Medicine, Social Sciences and Public Health. Nonetheless, the 'universal' in Medicine takes the humanity to a deeper level of truth. Therefore, is it not that each of our ills derive from a pivotal choice that is either in reaction to what is true, or in agreement to what is not true? Where Biological Sciences have led us to the multitude of molecular pathways and signaling molecules, the 'universal' in Medicine takes us to view our behaviours from a global energetic perspective. This conclusion can be clearly shown by a notable case which represents thousands of others I’ve observed in those who lives by what is represented through ‘Universal Medicine’.
“What if non-physical or more precisely, ill energetic outplay contribute earlier to the presumed ‘clots’ or ‘spasms’ that is thought to cause the increasing cardiac epidemic before the visible and diagnosable thrombosis or intra-arterial plaque formation?”
As increasing number of men and women now present with "clean coronary arteries on angiography who continue to have chest pains and arrhythmia” (Am Soc. of Cardiology, 2016). So, what if more unresolved issues of the early human development through behaviour may likely contribute to the presumed ‘clots’ or ‘spasms’ that is thought to cause the increasing cardiac epidemic? Or, even the invisible ‘damp’, phlegm, sputum or even pus in people’s lungs that no-one can diagnose on tests of every sort? What if the deeply entrenched human psychology and behaviours contribute to altered molecular structure and cellular interactions that ultimately lead to illness and disease? Would not this imply that the responsibility of Medicine is its pre-primary prevention of helping people to restore energetic harmony in their body? For our medical sciences to advance, It is likely we will need to expand our model of scientific investigation to truly measure the effects of bodily changes beyond the current statistical methods.
“Holy things are revealed only to holy men. Such things must not be made known to the profane until they are initiated into the mysteries of science”
(From Hippocratic Writings, translated by J Chadwick & WN Mann, 1950, Penguin Classics)
Additional readings of interest to the Readers:
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Cannon RO. Microvascular angina and the continuing dilemma of chest pain with normal coronary angiograms. J Am College of Cardiology 2009:54(10:877-885.
Lim S et al. A comparative risk assessment of burden of disease and injury attributable to 67 risk factors and risk factor clusters in 21 regions, 1990-2010: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010. Lancet 2012:380:2224-2260.
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Sharma K & Gulati M. Coronary artery disease in women: a 2013 update. Global Heart 2013:8(2):105-112.