How We Treat Chronic Disease
all, what is a chronic disease? Simply put, any disease which can't be cured by modern medicine
is a chronic disease. Some examples would be Asthma, IBS, Crohn's Disease, Fibromyalgia, Hashimoto's,
Hypothyroid, Interstitial Lung Disease, Osteoporosis, Arthritis, Psoriasis, Eczema, Multiple Sclerosis and
the list goes on.
What's more, the list appears to be getting larger. The
number of children and adults with Asthma is increasing. In the 1960's Autism affected 1 boy in 3000,
now it is 1 in 75!
So, with all of the technology available in today's modern health
care, why is there an increase in these disorders? In my
opinion there are 2 basic reasons.
Firstly, our modern approach to medicine is not holistic.
That means that many times we take the approach of second guessing the body's innate mechanisms in order to
change the way a tissue or system is behaving. For example, 90% of all drugs prescribed in the US today
are prophylactic in nature meaning they only treat a symptom. Therefore, the patient with skin
inflammation is given a topical steroid cream to reduce the inflammation.
This is what we call a drug: symptom approach. This
approach certainly works to a certain extent. It is good for the short term controlling of
symptoms. However, it fundamentally disrespects the intelligence of the body. This approach is
like cutting the wires to the fire alarm. Therefore, the fundamental reason that the disease has
manifested is ignored allowing the body to remain sick.
The second reason is the increased amount of toxins in our food,
water, and air. This also includes toxins created by mental and emotional challenges. The worst
part is that most of these toxins are accepted as healthy and normal by the medical system and the FDA.
Our food is contaminated with preservatives dyes and artificial sweeteners. There are abundant
chemicals in the air and water. Many vaccinations contain heavy metals. Our food is often
canned, boxed, frozen or processed in some way.
This increased toxic load stresses the digestive system, the
liver, the kidneys, lungs and brain creating many of today's chronic diseases. However the medical
system doesn't recognize it because the pollution of the body is a slow process that may not manifest
symptoms for decades. Couple that with a health care system that is really a Crisis care system that
responds to immediate symptoms only and you have a recipe for increased incidence of chronic
This situation has become well recognized by many doctors and
natural medicine practitioners. Thus we see the huge increase of Alternative Medicine
Practitioners. However, even in the world of Natural Medicine the same drug: symptom philosophy to the
treatment of chronic disease has crept in. However, instead of drugs, nutritional supplements are
prescribed. Thus the patient with IBS, Candida and Adrenal Fatigue for example is prescribed
probiotics, digestive enzymes and adrenal glandular formulas. The drug: symptom approach has now become
a supplement: symptom approach.
Our approach is different. The system of medicine I
practice is called Ayurveda. It is simply the oldest Natural Medicine system on the planet whose roots
go back to ancient India more than 5000 years ago.
those times there were no additives to the food, no toxic chemicals dumped in the water, no preservatives and no
drugs or even supplements. However, the practitioners of those days have left us extremely detailed texts of
their healing philosophy and practices detailing their ability to successfully treat all of the same diseases of
today. Furthermore, they were experts in the natural therapeutics of diet, herbs and lifestyle
changes in order to enhance the reception and delivery of Nature's Intelligence to every cell in the body.
Their philosophy was simply if you are healthy you can't be
When examining their approach, one is first struck by the
tremendous respect that they had for the intelligence of Nature. The ancient doctors didn't see
any difference in the intelligence that creates a star in the heavens or a cell in our body. They were
keenly aware of the balance and processes of Nature that work to make our body, mind and heart healthy.
Their first emphasis was to not fall sick and if sickness did occur, find the main etiological factor and
correct it. They of course utilized treatments to control symptoms, but never at the expense of
correcting the cause and never in a way that created further harm to the body.
The Ayurveda that I practice comes directly from this ancient
tradition. I have been fortunate to study with Dr. Ram Kant Mishra or Vaidya Mishra whose unbroken
family lineage of Ayurvedic doctors dates back more than 5000 years. Therefore, his teachings reach
back to those original developers and innovators.
When you come in for an evaluation, we will start by seeing your
pulse. This ancient technique allows us to see the subtle imbalances in the different tissues and
systems of the body. We can determine what kind of toxins have accumulated and where. From that
information, we then design a individualized treatment protocol that includes nutritional prescriptions,
herbal prescriptions and behavioral recommendations. This home program will be modified to meet the
needs of your system as your body heals and comes more into balance.
In addition to your home program, we provide regular treatments
in the office to enhance the reception, flow and delivery of Nature's Intelligence to the targeted areas and
tissues of the body. This treatment is called The Transdermal Marma System and is one of the jewels of
Vaidya Mishra's family lineage. It allows us to directly and immediately nourish the body with
intelligence to heal even before correcting the digestive system and neutralizing physical toxins which
takes some time.
This treatment is deeply relaxing and refreshing to the body,
mind and heart.
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If you have
any questions about Ayurveda and if it may be able to help you, please email me