Thursday, August 26, 2010

Of superbugs, superdrugs and a superpower

August was an inconvenient month for the medical fraternity. In the battle of superdrugs versus superbugs, those pesky little fellas had won yet another round!

Even the Indian government was not amused. How dare The Lancet name a superbug that’s turned resistant to antibiotics after our capital city! How dare the esteemed medical journal name blacklisted bacteria ‘NDM-1’ or ‘New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase-1’! But the politics of medicine is an altogether different story. Read more...

To counter “drug-resistant superbugs”, conventional medicine typically clamps down with an iron fist, using stronger and stronger chemical forces to stamp out disease and its many symptoms. So to fight fire with fire, researchers go into overdrive and come up with even deadlier antibiotics. Gotta get those annoying superbugs any which way, right?

So now, there are two battles raging in your body – the disease process and a battle of egos between researchers and germs!

Take a look at these poor fellas…
 ... at least they’ve found a way to battle the antibiotics’ onslaught.
Human beings, in the meantime, are waiting for deliverance, for doctors to outwit those nasty germs. You never know what those lowly but hardy ‘pathogens’ might come up with next!

The Life Force
At the core of homeopathy is a belief in the life force – an innate, dynamic energy that instinctively and automatically tends towards self-preservation. It is the life force that keeps us alive and kicking every living moment. It is this very same creative energy that powers our need for survival and intensifies at the very hint of a perceived threat.

The vital force unites mind and body; it maintains the very integrity of the human being; and it connects this integrated and unified human being to the environment and the universe. It is a positive, self-sustaining and self-preserving energy that powers our very instinct for survival. It is ‘life’ itself.

The life force is 'life' itself
The life force also naturally tends towards a state of balance – mentally, emotionally and physically – and is therefore is self-regulating. The body is will thus go to any lengths to fend off threats and heal itself in order to return to a state of balance. That is why we possess a natural tendency to self-heal and regenerate.

Disease Is A Sign Of Healing
Are they really out to get us?
Ever since Louis Pasteur proposed his germ theory of disease more than a century ago, conventional medicine has painted a grim picture of microbes as vicious little devils waiting on the fringes to move in, attack us and make us sick.

The truth is disease is the result of an imbalance in your body’s internal environment. This takes place when your immune system – the body’s best defence – is compromised or overwhelmed due to one or more reasons such as infectious microbes, unhealthy eating and sleeping habits, prolonged exposure to toxic or polluting substances and prolonged stress.

However, given the body’s knee-jerk reflex to self-heal and repair itself, your system still fights back valiantly. Hence, sickness – fever, pain, inflammation, even infection, nausea, headaches – is indeed a positive sign. It means the gloves are off! The outcome of this contest – destructive processes versus immune system – depends on how healthy you are and the reserves at your disposal.

Health is a state of balance
Sometimes, as in the case of chronic disorders such as diabetes, persistent hypertension, immune-deficiency syndromes and tumours, there is a systemic shift, leading to a systemic breakdown. At some point, the body’s defences get perverted and twisted, the process becomes self-perpetuating and you get trapped in a diseased state.

Your body’s defences can no longer heal you but they nevertheless keep up the fight. In the meantime, the destructive processes keep chipping away at your tissues, organs and systems. The result is chronic and serious illnesses such as metastasising tumours, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes and cardiac problems and a stroke.

That’s when you need a system that understands your body and respects it, and homeopathy unlike allopathy does just that. The popular misconception that homeopathy is a ‘mild’ and ’long-term’ form of treatment and that it does not address serious, life-threatening conditions is exactly that – a misconception. In fact, MindHeal specialises in just cases and experiences dramatic and quick results.

I will explain how that’s possible and much, much more in subsequent posts. Suffice to say for the time being that when the human being is viewed as a complete whole – mind and body – an experienced practitioner can unlock a powerful healing force.

In my next post in this two-part series, we will discuss how homeopathy harnesses the life force and helps you tap into the awesome power of self-healing. Yes, all this with those ‘little white pills’.

Re-awaken the healer in you...
- Dr Anita Salunkhe, MD

MindHeal Homeopathy is based in Chembur, Mumbai. To find out more about The MindHeal Way, call: 022-25230530 / +91-9930363981. Or write to Website: We’ll be happy to answer all your queries.