The Integral Vision of Health II

Emotions and the body, intimately interrelated.

Until recently no one believed that the nervous, endocrine and immune systems could be connected, let alone that their relationship was essential for the proper functioning of the defensive system. Hormones, neurotransmitter substances and cytokines (proteins that regulate immune system cell interactions) are the mediators between emotions, controlled by the nervous system and the immune system, which would explain the neuroendocrine control over the immune system.

The body maintains a continuous dialogue with us and we must learn to listen to it and let ourselves be guided by the messages it sends us through the symptoms we experience. The person who is aware of this reality understands that the disease can be the means by which to modify his or her attitudes towards life and build a future in accordance with his or her real potential.

Likewise, issues related to the big questions, to universal principles, to spiritual foundations, to the search for meaning and value around the disease are aspects as important or more important than those that have to do with the body and the psyche. In this sense, the integration of the spiritual dimension in the treatment of disease is becoming increasingly relevant.

To explain the world through science alone is superficial.

To access the truth, one must have a scientific and spiritual perspective.

and spiritual perspective.

Dr. Eben

For traditional medicine, the healing of the organism is the main objective to be achieved. It does not take into account the greater meanings and essential values in the face of illness, and the recovery of health in the face of illness is limited to a single purpose of healing focused on the disappearance of the ailment at a purely physical level.

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It focuses its attention on the reality of the body, thereby forgetting the existence of greater dimensions that include aspects such as those related to the mind, soul and spirit. The conventional approach to health reduces its intervention to the extinction of physical symptoms and the search for wellbeing. It is stated that the important thing is to maintain a good quality of life. A fundamental and essential objective, of course, but neither the only nor the final one. What is truly essential when we are faced with this type of situation that shakes our inner security and shakes our existential stability is to be able to find a greater meaning that magnifies us as people.

Receiving a diagnosis of cancer should lead us to a state of deep introspection, where we can appreciate, within ourselves, a greater force that allows us to glimpse the splendor and fullness of our exceptional nature, without disease, pain and the possibility of death stealing an iota of our inner tranquility.

It is said that the word cancer does more harm than the disease itself. Today we are considering the consolidation of a new medicine that considers the whole person, appreciating the physical variables as well as the environmental, emotional, mental, social and spiritual ones. A medicine that does not remain encapsulated in the symptom and points its interest towards the discovery of the “intrinsic” causes that underlie the organic imbalance and offering therapies that include in their conventional treatments practices that favor the natural healing processes and activate the innate intelligence of our organism.