Medicine for Humanity

By Cherise Holt, Nurse, Australia

A group of health professionals gather at a conference with the purpose of sharing through research and experience, so as to educate and support each other in their common specialities of health and medicine. Professors, Doctors, Scientists and Nurses have travelled from around the country with special guests from across the world to contribute, communicate and impart knowledge from their experiences or simply to ascertain further understanding of the health issues and complications that are presented with their patients each day. I appreciated being here, as I understand the importance of science and medicine to our health and our wellbeing.

For me, the most interesting portion of the conference was the presented case studies. A patient’s disease symptoms were discussed (in a confidential and professional manner) so that colleagues can share from their own expertise to reach diagnosis and treatment options with the patients’ best health interests as the aim. Offered alongside the symptoms is a brief outline of their medical history, including any other illnesses, medications, family history, age, sex, marital status, (children), religion if applicable and whether they smoke cigarettes or drink alcohol. It was here that I couldn’t help but feel that something was missing, like I had a puzzle in front of me with many missing pieces. Although the ability to diagnose and manage the immediate symptoms could be made, the puzzle still felt incomplete.

Today conventional medicine and science is used to perform tests and diagnose the illnesses and diseases that present in our bodies. Our healthcare system works intensely to manage people’s symptoms, their treatment options and any subsequent side effects. It monitors the progression of disease and balances the involved risks and complications. A good outcome is a variable notion as the body’s response can be unpredictable and whilst symptoms can be managed for now the ideas of surgery, transplantation or mortality are undoubtedly fear-provoking in many patients. Statistics inform us that a number of diseases are on the rise, with increased complications and co-morbidities. How can this be, given that we live in an era with unprecedented knowledge of the human body? There must be more to our health and the way in which we see and practise medicine.

What if medicine was not just the solution to our ill health?

In the past few years I have been deeply inspired by the presentations of Serge Benhayon on the subject of medicine and have since begun to view the way that I live as my greatest form of medicine. This means that if I was to present to you my personal medical history it would not only state examples of current health as listed above but it must include everything and every way that I choose to live my whole life. With honesty and complete responsibility it would include the food that I eat but also the way in which I buy, prepare and eat such food, the way I connect to me and bring the quality that is naturally me to others, to work, the way I walk, speak, sleep, think, how I am with my body and any emotions that I hold on to …everything! Even as I write this I feel the enormity of what ‘everything’ actually means. I know I am by far not perfect with my way of living but there is no judgement on myself as this has been a grand revelation that has shown me just how far away I had chosen to become from my natural way of living.

What will be the future of our health in our humanity?

In the symposium I observed the support and discussion that my medical health colleagues shared. They have many years of training, knowledge and expertise behind them; but I also felt the sadness and overwhelm that was underlying and apparent to me. Our health profession is primarily run by people (members of our humanity) who seek to provide solutions and invent new medicines for the rest of our humanity; a solution to best support and heal another. But without the study of a human being as a whole – with the inclusion of one’s physical body, their way of living and the knowing of the quality that each human being naturally holds – the puzzle will remain incomplete. As a student of my own way of living I have gained much inspiration from studying Universal Medicine’s online audio presentations. Whilst it saddens me that conventional medicine and complementary medicine predominantly appear worlds apart, correspondingly I feel the grand opportunity and immense joy when I ponder on our future.

We as humanity deserve healthcare founded on the highest forms of integrity, where self-responsibility shapes an honest and deeply loving relationship with self and then with others. Humanity will gather in the field of medicine, not to heavily carry the responsibility of how other people live through their own choices, but by living in a way that inspires and reflects to our brothers our undeniable equality and the simplicity of true support.

373 thoughts on “Medicine for Humanity

  1. It is obvious to me that the majority of the medical system is struggling to find quick-fix solutions to the ill-health of the world but these solutions, in the main, are simply bandaids that will only temporarily cover up the issues while they continue to fester underneath waiting to burst out again. I love how you have looked at the health of each one of us as not just how we are feeling but how we live, what we eat and drink and how we are in relationship to those around us. Maybe if the medical profession expanded their views of what is true health to incorporate what you have shared they will slowly come to discover long-term answers instead of quick-fix solutions.

  2. What if we started from the premise that we deserved amazing health? I think our standards of what we accept as healthy are dropping lower and lower, to the point that if we don’t have a serious illness or a terminal disease then we are classifying ourselves as healthy, when we might be tired, or have a sore back or bloating or whatever, it’s like we live with these things on a daily basis like they’re normal – but do we not deserve true vitality?

  3. There is a huge weight of expectation placed on the medical profession to be able to fix the person in front of them; to come up with the best drug, the best surgical technique and the best on-going care. But there is definitely something missing in this medical equation and that is the responsibility for the level of care each of us brings to our lives. We may have a medical condition that needs healing but it is the way we live in each moment of our lives that is the key to the health of the body we take to the doctor. Self-responsibility is, to me, the missing piece of the medical equation.

  4. “Statistics inform us that a number of diseases are on the rise, with increased complications and co-morbidities. How can this be, given that we live in an era with unprecedented knowledge of the human body? There must be more to our health and the way in which we see and practise medicine.” A great point Cherise. Despite ever more money being poured into drugs and treatments today even the expected life span is reducing for the first time in ages. Why isn’t true prevention – in the form of life-style medicine being championed? Oh of course, there’s no money in it. Am I being cynical or is there some truth here?

  5. Where I live in Europe there is at least one pharmacy on every second or third street. At least it feels that way because they are so common! With such numbers there must be so much demand for medications. It makes me wonder whether we are generally sicker as a race than we care to realise.

  6. Such a beautiful sharing Cherise, the more we take responsibility for our own health and healing the more we reflect to humanity the possibility that there is another way to live that can support our health and well being.

  7. It makes simple sense that if we have amazing medicine when it comes to the body and it’s physical and physiological aspects. Yet we keep getting sicker and increasingly so – then there is another aspect of the human being that needs medicine beyond what is currently offered. That other aspect I have found in Universal Medicine as it is medicine for the being while conventional supports the human.

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