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Healthcare proposals should include and enable traditional medicine (traditional forms of medicine)

November 11, 2009

Why would anyone limit the resources available to people in need, while at the same time refusing to recognize and compensate valid legitimate traditional forms of medicine and those who provide service?

This is because insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies and hospitals are being run like businesses that intend and whose objective is only to make profit, businesspeople and politicians who make policy only looking at profit and the bottom line, instead of caring about people and making policy looking at public health and well being. We can not allow the AMA to to deny valid legitimate forms of medicine and dictate what treatments people/patients can seek for their ailments and illnesses! “Americans should not be limited by the AMA as to what treatments they can seek for their ailments and illnesses”. —‘Cherokee girl for change’

Traditional medicine is not covered or discussed nearly enough, and must be covered and referred. Be aware that what is being called alternative medicine, while newly popular and an effective and legitimate alternative to conventional allopathic (western) medicine is actually older than allopathic (western) medicine and are the traditional forms of medicine used by peoples all over the Earth for over 40,000 years at least, if not ages.

The purpose of medicine is to deal with and treat the cause of illness and ailments, a basic principle behind all forms of traditional medicine. Traditional medicine is proactive and preventive in treating the cause of illness and ailments, and in maintaining health in combination with allopathic medicine. (Allopathic medicine is meant to diagnose and treat the physical body, injury and trauma or traumatic injury, and typically addresses the symptoms with prescription medication while ignoring the cause and failing to provide proactive and preventive care). Some people argue that traditional medicine being covered by health care opens the door for fraud and ‘quacks’, and while medicine is an area that contains many opportunities for fraud, and we wouldn’t want fakes, frauds and ‘quacks’ treating patients just to scam people and insurance companies, we see it as an opportunity to ensure that these are trained professionals and close the door on fraud and the ‘quacks’! Traditional medicine is not meant to replace conventional allopathic medicine, instead meant to accompany and augment while offering an alternative to prescription medication, for those who seek an alternative to prescription medications and are presently being treated by traditional forms of medicine. Most developed countries recognize both branches of medicine, allopathic (western) medicine along with traditional forms of medicine, and the traditional medicine practitioner in most cases has completed apprenticeship and education equivalent comparatively to that of any allopathic (western) doctor, including internships and residencies, and is a DOCTOR, qualified to provide medical treatment for the MIND (mental/psychological), Emotions (astral), BODY (physical), ENERGY (etheric/bioplasmic), and SPIRIT.

We understand peoples initial trepidations with supposed spiritual ‘faith healings’ or the ‘laying of hands’, where the practitioner uses the method taught by St. Francis of Asisi, invoking to be an instrument of divine healing. While medicine is an area that contains many opportunities for fraud, and we wouldn’t want fake healers or doctors treating patients just to scam people and insurance companies, the method taught by St. Francis of Asisi, and based on scientific principles, is valid and legitimate. While people have extraordinary abilities and skills as instruments of our creator with which to help people heal, ONLY CREATOR, and the patient themselves being receptive to divine healing and willing to make the necessary changes in their environment and lifestyle, can heal a person/patient. NO PERSON CAN HEAL ANOTHER PERSON/PATIENT or BE A HEALER, a practitioner or ‘doctor’ of traditional medicine can only serve as an instrument of creator’s divine will, intention, agenda, and action, to stimulate the  being; mind, body, energy, and soul (spirit) to heal itself naturally, with creators blessing and energy, invoked, guided and focused by the ‘doctor’ (practitioner). This is a basic principle behind all forms of traditional medicine, from the simple spiritual ‘faith healings’ or ‘laying of hands’ to more advanced forms and methods, used by peoples all over the Earth for over 40,000 years at least, if not ages.

Health care proposals should include and enable recognizing and subsidizing traditional medicine (traditional forms of medicine/healing), with observation and regulation. Consider the idea of compensation for legitimate forms of traditional (‘alternative’) medicine and counseling, including faith based forms of traditional medicine, that are valid and do provide effective treatment to patients, in the healthcare bill, and require insurers to compensate or reimburse traditional medicine and health care. While medicine is an area that contains many opportunities for fraud, many forms of counseling and (‘alternative’) traditional medicine are legitimate, including faith (spiritual) based forms of traditional medicine. Most developed countries recognize both allopathic (western) medicine along with traditional forms of medicine, including faith (spiritual) based medicine. Congress should enable faith based and other forms of traditional medicine along with allopathic (western) medical evaluation and treatment, as part of a comprehensive integrative approach to patient health and well being.

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