As a doctor, I was taught to never use the word, “cure.” Cure is a four-letter dirty word in medicine. I have come to believe that this vilification is due to the fact that almost all of conventional medicine, with its carefully maintained persona of being the supreme manifestation of the healing arts, is almost exclusively based upon the concept of remission not cure. Remission is celebrated as a win, but is it really?
One can readily buy hats, coffee cups, t-shirts that emblazoned with the word, “REMISSION.” Of course remission feels good and provides relief, which many people are definitely needing, but one must be very clear that at some point in your treatment plan you must go beyond remission and seek a cure.
Before your read further, I want to be clear that cure is a product of the restoration of optimum functioning of the body. Remission is a temporary, drug-induced illusion of a cure. It may seem like I am saying a lot about a little, yet tens of millions of people are stuck and somewhat satisfied with chasing pharmaceutical remissions as a primary goal, when there is another and debatably better way. It is as though some people feel that life itself is some ongoing remission of one bad thing or another. If one does not learn to live in balance, use healing treatments that work to restore the integrity of the body, live with a strong mindset of healthy living, focused upon the goal of prevention, it is indeed true.
The unspoken belief propagated by the mainstream is that, “If we cannot figure out how to heal you even with all of our high-tech facilities and tests, then no one can, so be satisfied with our drug-induced illusions of health and remission.” Almost every medication used today for chronic illnesses are designed to be taken for the rest of a person’s life.
Is your treatment plan headed for “cure” or will it only create remission? Do you know the difference between cure and remission?
The answer to this question is pivotal in understanding the different treatment philosophies in the world. Remission is on the mind of every person treated with conventional medicine, “Am I a ticking time bomb?” “Will the hell that I have gone through just come back someday?”
There are fortunate individuals who take just antibiotics and experience a restoration of asymptomatic life. From the poll I had on here the other day it appears that most people reading these Health tips have been treated with huge amounts of antibiotics for extended periods.
The following will provide you with definitions from medical dictionaries so that you can come to your own answer. The definition of health, cure, remission, allopathic and biological medicine are pivotal in coming to your answer.
1. The overall condition of an organism at a given time.
2. Soundness, especially of body or mind; freedom from disease or abnormality.
1. Restoration of health; recovery from disease.
2. A method or course of treatment used to restore health.
3. An agent, such as a drug, that restores health; a remedy. (Although the word, “drug” is used in the dictionary, if it restores health, it is not a remission-seeking, symptom-masking drug.)
a. Medicine; Abatement or subsiding of the symptoms (not the causes) of a disease.
b. The period during which the symptoms of a disease abate or subside.
A health care philosophy pertaining to conventional medical treatment of disease symptoms that uses substances or techniques to oppose or suppress the symptoms.
COMPLEMENTARY OR INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE: A health care philosophy that incorporates a mixed philosophy of conventional allopathic and natural medicine.
BIOLOGICAL MEDICINE or BIOREGULATORY MEDICINE: A pure, unmixed philosophy of health care that recognizes that all aspects of the body, mind, and spirit must be addressed and brought into optimal integrity before lasting restoration of health can be achieved.
How Do You Know if You Are Being Treated For Remission?
When in remission, one is only talking about the suppression of symptoms and therefore the causes remain underneath the medication and the symptoms even if gone for a period of time without medication, has a strong likelihood of returning since the actual cause of the illness was never addressed.
- When you take a painkiller for the symptom of chronic headaches, during the period of no pain …you are in remission.
- When a person takes antibiotics for a chronic infection, such as Lyme disease, without addressing the underlying systemic issues that lead to the actual “dis-ease”, and because the bacterial overgrowth is indeed a only symptom of underlying problems in the body…you are most often only in remission.
- When you take an antihistamine for allergies, the underlying cause of the allergies is not being addressed…you are in remission while your allergy symptoms are gone. Consider how others around you may not have any allergy symptoms. What makes it where you have bad allergies. The answer to that question is what your doctor should be treating.
- Simply having Lyme bacteria and co-infections in a person’s body does not mean that person will ever come down with the disease. This means the presence of bacteria is not the ultimate cause of LD. The bacteria might be thought of as the spark, while the weaknesses in the body are the dynamite! No weakness equals no explosion.
- When the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis are suppressed or slowed down through drug therapy…you are in remission.
- When conventional chemotherapy and radiation destroy cancer cells, the tumor is only the most evident symptom of systemic problems, therefore without addressing the many causes of the cancerous process…this is remission.
- If you have a knife stuck in your leg and you take morphine and the pain goes away…you are in remission!
How Do You Know If You Are Being Treated for Cure?
- When you remove the knife and stitch up the wound and it heals…you are cured.
- When the totality of the underlying problem issues in your body are being addressed…you are headed for cure.
- When the causes of MS or ALS, Parkinson’s, EDS, and other neurological illnesses are effectively being addressed…you are headed for cure.
- When your doctor does not expect you to take the medication forever…you are likely headed for cure.
- When the treatments create new symptoms or damage any aspect of your health, all in the name of cure, this is not a cure, this is switching one illness for another.
When Remission is All That is Left
Of course, if the body has been destroyed beyond repair, then drug-induced remission may be all that is left.
My point is that most mainstream medicine is not even attempting to facilitate the restoration of the function and integrity of the body as a primary treatment strategy. I feel it is worth pursuing restoration even late in an illness, because we have seen dramatic restorations of health, and apparent long-term, drug-free, lasting health returns when the body is provided with the corrective treatments it needs, in some of the toughest cases.
When all of the various causes and interferences to the optimum integrity and function of the many systems and tissues of the body are removed and the optimum integrity and function of every aspect of the body, mind, and spirit are restored, in any named illness…you are cured…the pain goes away, the paralysis reverses, the bacteria become none pathological, the tumor disappears. The symptoms will not return unless you redo the things that set the problem in motion in the first place.
If the tissues have been damaged beyond repair by the illness, the medications, toxins, trauma, and such, then it a true restoration of pristine health and quality of life is not possible at this time, however optimizing the structural and functional integrity of the rest of the body is still better than leaving the body in the a total mess and only masking the symptoms with drugs.
Your Doctor’s Treatment Philosophy Makes All The Difference
The primary difference between the remedies of Biological Medicine and drugs of Allopathic Medicine is that every remedy is used with the sole purpose of restoring some aspect of dysfunction of the body, which once corrected the remedy can be discontinued. Not all, but the majority of drugs seek only to suppress symptoms and therefore these drugs must be taken for the remainder of the person’s life.
One of the most disrespected aspects of natural and conventional medicine’s view of the human body, and its suffering, is that there is little understanding and respect for the wisdom of the body.
It is this understanding and wisdom of what problems the body is attempting to adapt to that differentiates the Doctor using Biological Medicine (BioRegulatory Medicine) from that of conventional, allopathic medical doctors who justify their suppressive treatments by the disappearance of the symptoms, in spite of what the body is attempting to overcome, and in spite of the secondary side-effects. Pain is the body’s way to let you know something is wrong, not a sign that you are deficient in pain-killer drugs. A fever most often occurs in the healing phase of an illness, yet Tylenol and other anti-fever drugs are an allopathic medical doctor’s go-to drug of choice. The very first treatment often determines the bad course of what ends up being a chronic, life-changing illness.
Finding the Right Doctor
People are often very angry that doctors cannot fix them after years of damaging symptom-suppressing drugs. The reality is that all of those years spent suppressing the symptoms allowed the true underlying causes of the symptoms to progressively get worse without you knowing it. Much better is it to find a doctor at the earliest sign of problems who will address it at its cause right from the start. Even in the natural medicine realm there are often very few who treat with a pure treatment philosophy. Know the difference between Integrative Medicine, Complementary Medicine, and often other forms of natural medicine that blend symptom-suppressing drugs or toxic medications with natural remedies and treatments.
The highest achievement of any doctor is to successfully facilitate the restoration of body’s ability to heal itself. While the doctors at the Biologix Center cannot always achieve complete restoration of health for every person, to strive towards this goal is superior, in my opinion, seeking only remission and hiding the symptoms with pharmaceuticals.
Most of the best Biological Medicine hospitals of Europe and those few Biological Medicine clinics in the United States have completely moved away from the treatment of diseases and have moved to the incredibly huge task of systematically of going painstakingly through every issue that can be found in the entire organism of the human. From this stance “dis-ease” often falls away.
The philosophy of Biological Medicine seeks to provide the body with the building blocks and corrective bio-information and therapeutics to restore the optimum integrity and function of the entire body, mind, and spirit. From this treatment philosophy the causes and the symptoms of “disease” falls away, and “Health is restored” resulting in cure…in spite of the presence of bad bacteria! Some of our latest innovations at the Biologix Center appear to be making history regarding the complete elimination of the bad bacteria, making restoration of health dramatically easier.
Deciding to Do the Work of Truly Healing
So based upon these definitions, are you headed for cure or remission? People often think treatment is expensive. What is expensive is illness stopping your ability to earn a living, and to live your life to it’s fullest potential for years. Whether you choose to let us help you or you opt for another clinic, please consider what tools and treatment philosophy the doctor is using. Avoid doctors even in the natural medicine realm that only do pieces and parts doctoring.
Call the Biologix Center today to start your journey towards a true restoration of health!