More than a treatment, I’d like to consider this proposal more of a therapeutic plan because its basic objective is to improve the dynamic and structure of the bio-system, rather than the single correction of symptoms. They can call it “general state”, but I believe that what it means is very evident. Earlier on, it was made clear that this vision does not underestimate or ignore the existence of the symptoms, but views its relevance and value differently from the norm.
Although it is true that
a global appraisal of the
bio-system produces deep and stable results, one shouldn’t forsake the
existence and care of "diseases".
It is necessary to have good ideas to treat the general
(the system) as well as
the particular (specific problems). In the last thirty or forty years a
spectacular increase was noticed in the number of diseases capable of being
treated successfully by means of acupuncture.
Of course, in this type of medicine the signs (objective data) and the symptoms (subjective data) are not interpreted in the same way as in regular medicine. I don’t know if it is true that a button is a good enough sample, but, here, goes an important one: fever or hypothermia.
It’s remarkable how
little success nature has had against our medical culture in terms of the fever,
a defensive mechanism in the context of inflammatory-infectious processes, for,
while it " organizes our defenses" by virtue of the general effect
that it has on the body, it transforms the body into a small bonfire able to
incinerate innumerable microbodies on the attack.
this fundamental defensive resource is not highly regarded:
fearing it as if it were the culprit, it is violently suppressed giving
the aggressor the upper hand in a battle that could be better fought if the
fever acted naturally, fulfilling its defensive role. It is only an example, but
it is caught up in the mad supposition that to cover a symptom is to "cure
it". Thus, a consultation will be essential when symptoms of doubtful
inevitable commentary regards the time that the treatment demands. Like in any
other medicine, the patient’s response is not predicted ahead of time, but, as
a general rule, there is a certain correlation between the timing of a process
and the time that a treatment demands.
other hand, if the idea of a global therapeutic approach is accepted,
of the treatment will have to be adapted to that objective. Rather, there are
stages in this schedule, weighed clinically, by the
testing system and by the
patient’s own perception. The combination of these factors will eventually
determine the discharge date.
medicine the perceptions of the patient are extremely important, so much so,
that one of the objectives of the treatment is to expand them, helping
experience the organicity of feeling, the
energy flow. The blocks begin
to disappear, and, therefore, it is important to refer to them in order to
orient the therapy correctly.
On the other hand, diseases are not cured from "the outside": the decision to heal occurs in a very deep place of the being, a site related to the nucleus of the person. The set of measures coordinated by clinical medicine could be more efficient in helping to create a favorable atmosphere for " making that decision". Medical treatment can be useful or effective, but, no matter how wonderful or overwhelming its results, it cannot be catalogued as curative (to cure means to take care of), just as a definitive state called "health" does not exist, since only a situation in which the luminous side dominates and develops a new personal life project can be achieved.
While not insubstantial,
it is exactly what is to be expected of a
treatment that does not make any magical promises or transforms the patient into
a mere lifeless body on which to operate. A
good treatment is something like an intelligent question posed to a hopeful
body. That’s why both parties’ active and committed participation is
required: In this case as well, balance is required for a good doctor-patient
Is it necessary to transform oneself into a fakir, monk or health missionary?
all. What’s more, I believe that opting for one of these alternatives creates
a new neurotic condition difficult to surpass: the arrogance of sanctity. The
crazy desire of absolute purity is not an ideal , but, a kind of alibi.
not to propose “deprivation”
or " Redemption by pain
" or " the return to good habits " as a solution. We’re putting forward certain adjustments or adaptations
based on one’s own needs. Since everything changes and this change itself is
subjected to new changes and to the rhythm of life, it is futile to place
deprivations that nobody is going to fulfill in a steady manner.
project is not meant to create plastic or stainless steel aseptic beings
because, in addition to being cruel, it would be an ineffectual utopia: Everyone
ends up doing exactly what they can, although they can do more than they
is the subject of the four aspects that compose a plan with therapeutic
objectives. It is a word with modest pretensions, since it means, "servile,
that takes care of something or somebody". But, as revealing as infirm,
that means without firmness (in-firmus) or healthy: "sane, in good
judgment". So, being ill is to lose one’s firmness
(and the joy of living). Here are the four pillars of the treatment:
Acupuncture and orgonomy
chapter 6: How are acupuncture and orgonomy used?