A true physician is an educator. He recognizes his responsibility, not only to the sick who are under his direct care, but also to the community in which he lives. He stands as a guardian of both physical and moral health. It is his endeavor not only to teach right methods for the treatment of the sick, but to encourage right habits of living, and to spread a knowledge of right principles.
Our health is affected by numberless factors – some obvious and some less than obvious – including the physical, psychological, emotional, spiritual and environmental domains. All overlap and interact with one another. A difficulty in any one of these domains is a signal that the body is in a state of imbalance or disharmony.
Managing the symptoms only masks the body’s effort to alert us to the trouble brewing ahead. If the cause is not examined, the body sends stronger messages and the underlying condition is aggravated.
The ideal treatment regimen involves listening to the body and caring for the whole person with a combination of physical, psychological, social, environmental and energetic approaches.
Education in health principles was never more needed than now. Many transgress the laws of health through ignorance, and they need instruction. The only hope of better things is in the education of the people in right principles. Let physicians teach the people that restorative power is not in drugs, but in nature. Disease is an effort of nature to free the system from conditions that result from a violation of the laws of health. In case of sickness, the cause should be ascertained. Unhealthful conditions should be changed, wrong habits corrected. Then nature is to be assisted in her effort to expel impurities and to re-establish right conditions in the system.