Could Medicine Be Killing You?

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Symptom Relief vs Symptom Prevention…

Lissa Rankin, M.D. discusses our present medical system that provides more “symptom relief” than “symptom prevention.”  She points out that it’s not just the doctor’s fault.   Doctors are asked to medicate patients so they can “get back to the game” of their stressful lives.”  Stress prevents our bodies from healing themselves because our self-repair healing mechanisms are disrupted.  They’re “deactivated every time your body’s in stress response.”  Instead of doctors working with patients do discover what might be activating stress responses, they might be “doing the unthinkable.”  They “might actually be killing you.  We might be reducing your life expectancy, the quality of your life and your whole life span.  And that is NOT ok.”

She suggests that there is a different way – “we need to reclaim the soul medicine that medicine used to have” and seek for a marriage between true healing and “the band aid.”

Dr. Rankin believes “medicine is being loved just as you are; medicine is helping those in need; medicine is expressing your creative genius; medicine is always seeing the glass half full; medicine is the unconditional love of animals; medicine is laughing out loud; medicine is speaking your truth; medicine is knowing that you belong; medicine is communing with nature; medicine is nourishing the body with real food; medicine is tapping into Source; medicine is being unapologetically YOU.”

She’s not suggesting other modern medicine isn’t needed because it absolutely is.  She is just saying that “we’ve taken the biochemical approach to medicine too far.”

Great stuff!  Check it out….

Lissa Rankin, MD is a physician and New York Times bestselling author of “Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself”, and the founder of Dr. Lissa Rankin’s Whole Health Medicine Institute training program for physicians and other health care providers….  Dr. Rankin is on a grassroots mission to heal healthcare by repairing the doctor-patient relationship, while empowering both patients and health care providers to marry the best of Western medicine with mind-body approaches scientifically proven to activate the body’s natural self-repair mechanisms. Join the revolution at HealHealthCareNow.com and follow Dr. Rankin on her blog at LissaRankin.com or on Facebook

 

Special Thanks To TED For Posting This Video At tedxtalks.ted.com!  All screen shots are from this video!

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