Traditional/Naturopathic/Chinese Medicines Overview
Most people believe that the human body is a conglomeration of muscles, bones, organs, nerves, blood and lymph – which is true. But I want to show you why we are so much more than these basic systems by integrating Physics, Anatomy, and Physiology.
When Medical Doctors (MDs) look at the miraculous human body, they see an array of soft tissues and fluids, arranged into elaborate, interrelated systems. The way in which they function is called the Mechanics of Anatomy and Physiology. If a non-vital part fails, it is surgically removed. If a vital part fails that it is replaced.
In conjunction with various surgical techniques, they attempt regulation of systems and alleviation of symptoms with Pharmaceutical medications. But, as you will soon see, everything affects everything else and we are creating a tangled web that is three dimensional and limited in scope.
An extremely important element, often discounted in this system, is the profound impact of proper nutrition, and the debilitating effect on the human body of nutrient deficiencies. The average MD has one class on mainstream nutrition in medical school and that is it. Adequate exercise is our major pitfall in America; we are technologically advanced, and physically debilitated.
When a Naturopath looks at the Human body, they see both what the MD sees, and our systems interrelationship with Dietary, Environmental, Emotional, and Stress factors. While the MD chooses pharmaceutical medications and surgery as primary forms of treatment, the Naturopath chooses natural supplements, dietary restructuring, exercise, light, clean water, emotional support, and adjustment of environmental factors as a first line of defense. Pharmaceuticals and surgery are a last resort. Energy flow is a factor, but largely unaddressed in both the traditional Medical and Naturopathic models.
The Chinese Medical/Human Model
When a Chinese Medical Doctor looks at the body, they see what the MD’s see, and an elaborate system of energy pathways in the body with centers called Meridians. This medical theory adheres to the fact that energy must be free flowing, and that blocks in vital qi energy lead to disease and disorder.
They focus on both liberating blocked Qi energy through acupressure, acupuncture, and Tai Chi – and herbal treatment of the disorder itself. Sonic Whole Body Vibration technology was developed with the cooperation of the Qi Gong Association. This prestigious association promotes the theory of movement of blocked energy as a key to regaining vital health.