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Why Medications Often Do Not Work! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Allen Lawrence, M.D.   
Wednesday, 14 December 2011 01:12
Currently Western medical profession, whether they wish to accept it or not, acts as if illness is a deficiency or one or another medication. Medical doctors too often treat people with medications rather than considering that their patients illnesses may have other causes than medication deficiencies.

On one hand, the average physician expects that the medication he or she prescribes will work in every situation, on the other hand they know that is not true. No medication works in every patient all of the time. The physician writes the prescriptions and must advise the patient that they may have to return to “adjust” the dosage or if it does not work, change to another medication. The patient often asks if what he is being given is the “strongest” medication available. What he is really asking is if the medication will work, work fast and require more of him then simply taking the medication. He does not want to return and he wants to spend as little dollars, time and effort as is possible to get better.

There is a sense a type of collusion between the patient and the doctor, the physician knows the medication may not work, but hopes it will. The patient also knows this is true, but doesn’t care they just want to get better with the least effort and risk possible. Both fear that this process won’t work and both really don’t want this to happen, both want to put as little effort into curing the medical problem as is possible. What is often desired and even expected by both the patient and his doctor is “magic.” Could it be possible to simple take a pill and all of the problems of both the patient and the doctor, would simply go away. A perfect world.

Huna, however, can possibly help us to understand why this type of magic is not working, or at least why it does not work as frequently as both patient and doctor might want it to work. First and foremost, illness is not really a deficiency or one or another over-the-counter or pres ration medication!” This most of Western medical thoughts which currently underlies the practice of medicine is simple nonsense. It is in a way completely unscientific and hence belies the medical practitioners belief that he is operating from scientific principles.

The problem is both are wanting and relying upon the use of medications alone to treat complex problems that are manifesting as physical, mental, emotional and spiritual symptoms or illnesses. It would treat some part of the persons body chemistry, but it may not treat the problem which is causing the symptoms. Hence, mediation often are used to treat symptoms and not causes. To resolve the cause and to reverse the conflicts that are undermining the immune, healing and repair systems may require treatments that are not medication based.

As physicians, we have all noticed that in many situations, possibly more than we would like to admit, medication works for a while and then just stop working. We have all noticed where medications have not worked at all. And we have all been aware of when medications have made the problem worse. The typical answers often given to the patient by the physicians is 1) “It was the wrong medication for this specific problem.” 2) “You need a stronger medication.” 3) “You need a combination of medications.” 4) “You did not take it long enough.” or the prize answer, 5) “You did not take enough medication.” What is rarely thought about or discussed however, is if prescribing medication was in itself the right treatment. Instead most physician will often respond to a lack of results by picking one of these five proposals and then acting on this. The physician may raise the dosage of the medication, add a new medication, suggest waiting for a while more to see if there is a better affect, or simply changes to a new and “better” medication. The thought that this specific illness may not simply be a deficiency of one or another medication may never even enter the physicians mind. If it does occur it may well flitter though the physicians mind like a butterfly setting down only softly and making very little impression, at least not enough to do much about changing his approach to the treatment of his patient.

The patient may from time to time think to himself, “Maybe, I need something more than medication?” but since this is almost heresy in our Western medical culture to be responsible for your won treatment, and it is likely that this patients physician will in some way make it know who of the two is the “real doctor”, “who has the license to practice medicine,” the patient will often quickly give up this line of reasoning, take his medication and wait for the magic.

The wise practitioner would most certainly think differently, he would know that illness while manifesting outwardly in the body, rises from the within the subconscious self, which in Huna is commonly referred to as the lower self. He would know that illness is in fact an intelligent communication from the lower self, which runs the body, and that the only real treatment if we are not dealing with a vitamin-mineral deficiency, toxic poisoning or injury, is to look for the triggering conflict within the lower self. Only through resolving these unresolved underlying conflicts which are triggering the specific illness can we reverse it and heal the problem.

Above, we suggested that there are exceptions to this rule, that vitamin- mineral deficiencies, toxic poisoning or injury may in fact cause injury to the physical body which then means that the illness or its symptoms are not caused by conflict within the lower self. This can happen with certain nutrient starvation syndromes such as a diet too low in certain vitamins or minerals, or too low in protein, or too low in fiber, too high in refined sugar, processed foods and food additives or chemicals that may be toxic to the body. But there is another factor that may help, at least temporarily, if not permanently, in regards to using medications to treat lower self unresolved conflicts. When we take medication there is what has been erroneously labeled a “placebo effect.” In Western medicine the concept referred to as the “placebo effect” suggests that the mind causes a worthless fake of a medication to have a “short lived” positive effect. With this commonly misguided logic in relationship to over-the-counter and prescription medications the Western practitioner often misses the subtle meaning for what is often negatively referred to as a “placebo effect.”

What we suggest happens is really one of several different phenomena. One reason the placebo might work is that the patient steeped in Western medical dogma so wants a magical result that he is willing to “believe” that what he is taking is magical and will work, so it works. Another reason would suggest that the patient recognizes that he is doing something for himself and that by taking this taking action, even if it means taking medications, causes the lower self to release or heal the unresolved conflict hence healing the illness. In shamanistic medicine, as well as modern Western medicine, we can think of this a making a “sacrifice” and when this sacrifice has been accepted by the lower self , or in cases of real life threatening illness, by the High Self, the problem is resolved and forgiven and the body, mind, emotions or spirit can accept this and allows healing.

Medication may not work when they are used to heal a problem medications cannot heal. Medications may not work when other solutions are needed to allow or cause healing. Medications may not work when they are not empowered by the individual to release unresolved conflicts that are causing the illness in the first place.

 

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