Keeping an open mind if often easier for us as patients than it is for the medical community. However, I have run in to many people facing a life-altering illness who think treatment is to be done one way and one way only. I was watching “Grey’s Anatomy” last night and one of the patients in the hospital awaiting treatment was a hands-on healer. She went and healed various patients in the hospital much to the chagrin of the medical staff.
The true test came when one of the doctor’s child was critically injured and was on a respirator. The doctor approached this woman to do a healing so her son could breathe. After the healing, miraculously and thanks to the writers the child was able to breathe on his own. The point here is that healing can take place in many ways besides pharmaceuticals and machines.
When deciding on a treatment plan it’s important to discuss all types of treatment options with your doctor and other treatment providers. Remember, everyone needs to be kept in the loop so there aren’t any surprises. If you’re going to an acupuncturist, tell your physician; and tell your acupuncturist about the medication your taking because it will impact the pulses she’s trying to bring into balance.
I’ve worked with people to bring about healing through art. I find that ultimate self-expression is often a great catalyst for the body to step up to the plate and find its own balance. If you believe in prayer look into the work by Dr. Larry Dossey. It’s all individuals so don’t take a universal treatment protocol as your only answer. Get your doctor to see you as an individual and not as a disease.