Bridging the Gap Between Western Medicine & the Understanding of Subtle Energy
As a medical doctor, I am very conscious that most of the major concepts that I have learned in Naturopathy, Homeopathy, Acupuncture, Taoist medicine and Ayurvedic medicine, have no equivalent or resonance in traditional, Western medicine. When I was a medical student, the curriculum to become a medical doctor was limited to anatomy, physiology, chemistry, microbiology, and other subjects that do not have the capacity to grasp the concepts of vital force energy, ch’i, prana or any other type of healing energy.
The concept of energy as it relates to the human body in conventional medicine is not given the attention it deserves, often limited to discussion of electrical current and completely dismissed as a viable option for healing.
In holistic, integrative medicine, the understanding of this energy/vibration field of the body is used in diverse ways but all with the same fundamentals of its interaction with the body and potential to heal.
In Ayurvedic medicine, energy is referred to as prana, and flows through energy systems described as nadis and chakras. In Oriental medicine it is referred to as ch’i and the energy system is mapped out as meridians. In Homeopathy, it is referred to as vital force energy. There are many other natural healing modalities that refer to this type of healing energy, frequency or vibration, and regardless of what they choose to call it, they are all speaking about the same subtle energies of the body. This common language or understanding amongst these traditions used to explain the subtle energy of the human body and its power to heal is sadly lacking in traditional medical education and training.
At Quantum University, we have developed an education that explores this new paradigm of Integrative Quantum Medicine and brings together traditional medical science with the understanding of vibrational/energy healing that is backed up by the latest research in Neuroscience, Neurocardiology, Epigenetics and more.
It has become essential to define a language in which the worlds of conventional Western medicine and integrative medicine can communicate with each other effectively in terms of energy/vibration. Very few people realize the importance of redefining a broader platform of understanding that will integrate both materialistic and energetic forms of medicine together. Medical interventionists on both sides will need to be able to speak the same language. In one system – energy doesn’t exist; in others – it means everything. Bridging this gap is necessary for practitioners to embrace this new paradigm of medical science and allow the integration of the subtle body into traditional medical education.
How does the mind relate to the body?
How can we understand the relationship between emotion, conflicts and chronic diseases?
I realized over time that the solution and cures for many diseases relied on the understanding of these factors. How would you feel if the mechanic that fixes your car had no clue about its electrical systems? Medicine is now facing the same challenge in trying to solve complex diseases with solely mechanistic and materialistic approaches – when the problem is at a much deeper level, requiring a more profound comprehension of the complexity of human reality.
Without a point of view such as the one defined by quantum physics, we can’t go beyond the seen to reach the unseen realities in the realm of non-locality. The new Integrative Quantum Doctor of the future will need to study the physical model of anatomy, but will also need to expand his or her knowledge to include what I call a subtle energy anatomy, based on the science of quantum physics and the most recent research in neuroanatomy.
Today, the field of medicine is changing – a new paradigm is coming forth that is revolutionizing the future of medicine. Health practitioners and medical doctors have an opportunity to expand their knowledge and integrate this new research-backed science into their practice.
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