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Historical Origins and Philosophy
Biological Medicine is born in part out of the health care practices of European homeopathy and homotoxicology, anthroposophical medicine, traditional Chinese medicine, and the ancient medical system of Ayurveda. The primary goal of Biological Medicine is the support or the restoration of teleological forces of development and self-healing. It basically involves methods of diagnosis and therapy whose guiding principle is the maintenance and furtherance of the human bio-system and its regulatory mechanisms. Biological Medicine is holistic in that it holds the view that the living system is a matrix of interconnectedness - physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
Biological Medicine is committed to the balance and harmony of the individual¡¯s outer environment and inner milieu. Hence, environmental toxins, life-style, social and professional influences, one¡¯s ecological terrain and genetic information are all vital factors in the individualized evaluation and treatment of one¡¯s health.
Regulate, Adapt and Regenerate
Therapeutic methods are oriented to the individual¡¯s unique life stresses and patterns of disharmony. Healing methods are designed for the capability to regulate, regenerate, adapt and self-heal. This is achieved through the unique combination of ancient health-care wisdom together with current scientific technological advancements.
The term ¡°regulate¡± when applied to Biological Medicine refers to the inherent flexibility, dynamicity, and natural rhythm of the organism. The therapeutic promotion of the body¡¯s regulation process is of central importance, and in many European scholastic circles this form of medicine is called ¡°Biological Regulatory Medicine¡±.
The term ¡°adapt¡± when applied to Biological Medicine involves the concept of achieving and maintaining equilibrium within changing environmental, emotional and psychic circumstances. This involves maintaining the integrity of the central and autonomic nervous system, humoral and cellular immunity, endocrine function, and the other energetic vital forces that govern adaptation to one¡¯s environment.
The terms ¡°regenerate¡± and ¡°self-heal¡± are similar in defining biologically oriented therapy. All healing in essence is ¡°self-healing¡± and involves the regenerative forces of the organism. The biologically oriented practitioner helps facilitate this process generally through the use of a wide variety of non-invasive and non-toxic techniques.
Symptoms as Alarm Signals
In Biological Medicine symptoms of diseases are considered alarm signals that appear as patterns of ¡°regulatory disharmony¡±. Here it is seen that symptoms are the final manifestation of what usually is a long pathological chain of events. The initial causative factors often lie in much deeper dimensions, far removed from the apparent symptom. Symptoms such as allergies, inflammation, pain, headaches, exhaustion, depression, tension, sleeplessness, indigestion and recurrent infections are all signs that the body isn't adapting to its' environment and/or its internal milieu is disturbed. These are classic responses to an overload of drugs, toxic chemicals, pollution, poor quality or "allergy providing" foods, psychoemotional stress and other causative factors (See etiologies).
Biological Medicine stresses patient participation through education, and self-care through life-style and dietary changes. It promotes prevention and early intervention of non-toxic approaches. Biological Medicine employs the use of non-invasive diagnostic aids that view not only structural imbalances, but also functional, regulatory, energetic and psycho-emotional conditions.
Biological Medicine employs, as required, the application of natural substances, physical forces, and psychological methods in an effectively coordinated manner. It often utilizes natural remedies and substances that are produced through ¡°vital¡± processes (homeopathic potentization, spagyrics, botanical alchemy, sound translation), as well as other physical, energetic and psycho-emotional techniques that support and not suppress the regulatory functions of the organism.
Biological Medicine treats individually causative factors that in-turn resolve more than just patho-physiolgical symptoms. It enables practitioners to identify the causal chains that manifest illnesses through an integrated approach. It combines the results of scientifically verifiable tests that evaluate bio-chemical individuality, genomic propensity, and functional metabolic processes, together with bioenergetic testing and regulatory diagnostics. Individually tailored therapeutic protocols may then be selected to resolve one¡¯s unique set of causative factors.
In contrast, conventional allopathic medicine primarily treats symptoms of patho-physiological conditions (usually labeled with Latin names according to symptomology) often using patented chemical agents that are designed to suppress the body¡¯s regulatory mechanisms. Consequently, extensive pharmaceutical efforts have been made in developing powerful agents against fever, against inflammation, against diarrhea, against cough, against insomnia, against life (anti-biotic). As a result, conventional allopathic medicine has developmentally become chemical therapy restricted to the identification and elimination of individual symptoms of disease. Disorders are structurally and patho-physiologically placed into categories with diagnostic code numbers for the administration of generalized treatment modalities. Unfortunately, the underlying causes (toxins, terrain imbalances, dietary indiscretions, functional disturbances, psychoemotional factors, etc.) are seldom acknowledged or treated. The simpler the linear relationship between the medicinal/chemical agent and its desired effect, the simpler the effort required measuring this relationship. Within this paradigm it appears that the simpler such relationships exist, the more ¡°scientific¡± the therapy is considered.
Conventional medicine tends to manage the disease instead of addressing the underlying cause. Prescriptions are written to alleviate symptoms without trying to understand why the symptoms came about. Often times dysregulation is the further impact of these drugs on other systems of the body as well. This kind of treatment often overlooks the overall physical, mental and social health of the patient. For medicine to advance it is essential that it become biologically oriented and work for the organism through the application of non-toxic treatment focused on the causative factors both physical and nonphysical.
At the core of every illness are psychoemotional and/or environmental influences that have overwhelmed the body¡¯s regulative and homodynamic mechanisms. These influences over time are analogous to filling up a barrel. Once the barrel is full it overflows and symptoms appears. The influencing factors that fill each barrel are unique to the individual, and each individual is different in their adaptation and regulation to these factors. This process may act suddenly or may act insidiously over months or even years.
Etiologies usually exist simultaneously and develop causal chains (one begetting the other). Disease barrel etiologies and causal chains are uniquely expressed within each individual. This may be in part due to genetic predisposition, emotional/mental characteristics, bioenergetic factors, social circumstances, and numerous other factors. It cannot be overstated that we are all biochemical, genetically, and psychoemotionally unique. Hence, it makes ¡°bio logical¡± sense to treat individuals differently base on etiological influences and constitutional characteristics. Unfortunately, within the current medical paradigm it is more ¡°convenient¡± to group similar pathophysiology into a disease-codified entity and treat it the same from individual to individual ¨C usually with chemicals that suppress regulatory mechanisms.
For clarity, etiologies may be divided into antecedents and triggers. A few of the more common etiologies are listed below:
Toxic Loads and Triggers
The inordinate stresses and demands of our secular and materialistic society, together with our ever-increasing toxic environment and devitalized food have placed us into a gravely compromised position. Cancer, autoimmune diseases and numerous other degenerative diseases are in epidemic proportions. Conventional medicine is in a time of great upheaval. The paradigms that were useful in solving the problem of infectious diseases in the past do not provide adequate solutions for the many chronic and degenerative diseases prevalent today. It appears that a new way of thinking, a new way of looking at health and disease is required. Actually, many ¡°traditional¡± medical systems, such as traditional Asian medicine and Ayurvedic medicine, offer ancient proven solutions for modern problems. It is upon such ancient practical knowledge that current Biological Medicine is founded.
This web site is set up as a pathfinder with links to numerous web sites and other resources relative to Biological Medicine. It is dedicated to choice and options in health care and is designed to freely promote information about all avenues (new and old, low-tech and high-tech) that relate to what could be considered roots and branches of biologically oriented medicine. This site is regularly being updated.
¡°A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive benefit from his illnesses.¡±
Hippocrates, Regimen in Health