THE human body is designed to support itself in nutrition, respiration ( and its delivery
to the tissues via cardiovascular system) , excretion, locomotion and reproduction. The entire functions of the human body
are controlled by the cellular DNA. The human cellular wisdom bestows total competence not only in
its physiological function but also in dealing with the adversity.
DIS- EASE is a manifestation of the body's
defense to attack, the various signs and symptoms just reflecting the physiological alterations resulting within the body.
These physiological alterations restore normal function and homeostasis. Hence the dis- ease experienced is nothing but a
harmless and useful manifestation of the body's defense.
Research by Dr Piero Anversa
at New york Med College & Univ’s of Udine & Parma in Italy shows that Heart muscles not only regenerate /multiply after a heart attack , but
in heart transplant patients , primitive [cardiac] stem cells, from the patients
bloodstream ,or the remnants of the old heart ,migrate /travel to the new heart and grow new cardiac muscle & bld vessels,
building as much as 20 % of the donor heart. This was concluded after researchers found male cells in the donated female hearts
to a male receipient. Thus human hearts can repair itself ,
as modern research suggests.
in this website examined each physiological system and its compensatory mechanism against common diseases in detail.
It is to be realized that the body known best how to cope with disease and that no support from outside will change
the course or outcome of most diseases significantly ‘Wildavsky’ a physician writes “the best estimates
are that the medical system affects about the 10% of the health indices i.e. whether you live at all, how well you live and
how long you live”.
Also our assumption that all manifestations of disease are counterproductive and harmful has to be reevaluated. The physician has to use his clinical knowledge to not only support but also to reassure
the patient that the body is doing almost everything there is to be done via its manifestations.
The physician cannot be sickened by the patients sickness and has to have the courage to ask the patient to tolerate
with patience and respect the body’s wisdom in all its manifestation.
After all we are here not to worship what is known but to question it.
WHAT THEN MUST WE DO?
We have to change our attitudes.
We have to understand
that ideal life style habits like good healthy food, water, air, exercise, good thoughts go a long way in keeping us healthy.
Civilization has made our life style irregular.
Food habits, polluted air,
sedentary life styles, smoking, Alcohol, drug abuse have all contributed towards diseases. By correcting life styles, we can
go a long way in aiding our already efficient body to combat disease.
- We must understand
that inside our body there
are billions of symbiotic beneficial bacteria, fungi , etc living in perfect harmony with our bodies which we must learn to
An occasional infection with
bacteria in one site of our body may not necessitate aggressive antibiotic therapy as this will also destroy the symbiotic
bacteria all over the body. Further this is assuming that the body is incapable of its own defense.
All healing in the body occurs with Inflammation,
called ‘ ITIS’
e.g Tonsillitis , Bronchitis etc.
Pain is an essential component
of inflammation. Hence we must learn to associate it with healing since pain does not permit us to exert and rests the inflamed
- Also all organs of the body are self cleansing.
Food pipe cleans itself by
vomiting & diarrhea, Urinary tract by frequent urination, ENT by sneezing & Nasal discharge , Respiratory tract by
Cough, Gynec Tracts by Menstruation & discharge. So we must believe in the body’s
D. We must know that the body is always right
knows best how to
cope with disease that no support from outside will change the course or the outcome of most diseases significantly. That
the doctor can only ease the pain, provide comfort to us, advise us on life styles, provide tech knowledge
for us to understand
the disease. We must learn to trust our bodies and live secure in the knowledge
that all that happens, happens for good. And we must realise that DEATH IS NOT ADVERSE and that THE DOCTOR IS NO GOD.
in Oxford Companion to Medical Studies writes“ most of medicine is about relief of, and comfort in suffering. and in
the main very little to do with saving life"
As it is rightly written in Love & Bailey’s Bible
inability to leave well alone,
from too much
zeal for what in new &
what is old
knowledge before wisdom
art. Cleverness before common Sense
patients as cases and
the cure of a disease more
Sir Robert Hutchinson
1871 - 1960
To which We may humbly add-
disrespect for the body’s wisdom
contempt for the disease process
disregard for microorganisms
fear of death and disease
associating illness with death
dissociating pain from healing
awe of medical advances
underestimation of body defences
undue expectation from the doctor
from disbelief in the rules of destiny, God or Nature,
Good Lord Deliver us.