I see it all the time. You have a chronic disorder like diabetes, cancer, arthritis, cardiovascular or auto-immune disease. Doctors only manage disease, so you decide to investigate alternatives and fix it yourself. You might have a session or two of acupuncture, Reiki, or aromatherapy. Fix yourself a colourful salad, purchase the latest fad supplement, invest in a juicer and start bouncing in the garden, trying not to land, head-first, into the ornamental fish pond. Nothing works.
It’s easy to blame a therapy or therapist but the most common reason for failure is because you are practicing ‘Water Pistol Medicine’.
What do I mean?
Imagine your house is on fire. You call the Fire Department in a panic. Minutes later, you are relieved to hear the sound of the siren, only to look on in disbelief as the fireman leaps out of the truck holding only a water pistol. Your house burns down.
Now apply the same to your health. Your body is sick. You buy an over the counter herbal supplement and follow the directions. You don’t improve. Deflated, you conclude herbal supplements are ‘useless’ and purveyors ‘quacks’. They aren’t really. You have just been squirting a water pistol on a house fire.
NOTE: Manufacturers have made supplements so weak they are virtually useless. They had to do this because they were being sued for millions by opportunistic lawyers who used ‘healing crises’ (a positive sign your vitality is improving) to claim herbs were harming patients.
Let’s change the scenario. You call the Fire Department and the fire truck arrives. This time they attack the fire from all sides with 10 hoses, aggressively and continuously so there is no chance of the fire re-igniting. They save the house.
What do you think will happen to your disorder if you do the same? Attack your disease ‘fire’ with multiple alternative ‘hoses’... cellular and regenerative detox, massage, sauna, herbs, hydrotherapy, emotional and psychological healing, exercise, acupuncture (or other ‘energy’ medicine) and flood the body with nutrients. What if you also resolved toxic relationships, found the money to pay your bills, escaped back to nature, learned to relax, and de-stressed? Wouldn't all that have a better chance of extinguishing your disease ‘fire’?
Now you may not be able to afford all those different therapies, have the time, or know exactly which therapies to have in your healing toolbox. But at least you now know why you haven’t been getting anywhere. You cannot extinguish a raging inferno with a water pistol.
So, what CAN you do? Well, just as there is a ‘fire brigade’ for fires, there is also a ‘fire brigade’ for disease. Detox, Wellness or Healing Retreats. The good ones specialize in putting out fires. They can look at a fire and know how many hoses are needed, add or take away more hoses if necessary. If you research their methods and are sufficiently motivated, you can even create your own retreat, at home, as I did.
Dr Richard Schulze (before he was shut down by the FDA) stated he cured thousands of late-stage cancer patients. His 30-day ‘Incurables’ program, with aspects of Ayurveda, helped me heal myself of serious chronic and degenerative disorders. His isn't the only possible method but what is noteworthy about Richard's approach is he uses lots of fire hoses and attacks disease conditions, aggressively.
This is so important to understand I wrote about it in my book ‘Fire Your Doctor Cure Yourself’. In it, I identify the most common mistakes we make, preventing healing and explain how you can become your own Fire Brigade.
Don’t do as I did. Spending two decades getting it seriously wrong, spending a small fortune, before finally getting it right.
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