Boundaries Between Healers and Doctors

Conventional Medicine and Healing are two very different things and they should never be confused. It usually takes several years of training and practice to be an effective healer and probably the double of that in order to be a medical practitioner.Conventional medicine focuses on diagnosis and treatment of physical symptoms where healing focuses on the bio magnetic field (aura) and the systems within it. Both require different knowledge and different abilities.

One could in fact state that it is probably more difficult for a medical practitioner to train as a healer than it is for many others and, equally, that it would not make much sense for a healer to study medicine since the approach is virtually opposite.

Healers, rightly so, are not allowed to diagnose or prescribe medicines and should a client come with a physical disorder, a healer is required to advise him/her to see a doctor and explain that healing is complementary to conventional medicine. This is because healers have no medical training.

Doctors cannot possibly on the one hand prescribe medicine to those who are not seriously ill and on the other hand explain how healing focuses on the causes of symptoms and not on the actual symptoms. Equally since most doctors work long hours they would not have the time to also practice healing.

One could state on a positive note that both doctors and healers are about healing. They just focus on different parts of the individual, coming from ‘opposite’ points of view. Both are right and complement each other. May be it is also good to state that one cannot be an expert in two completely different fields.

Healers usually only need to have a very basic knowledge of anatomy & physiology since they do not diagnose or focus on any [physical] symptoms. It would be helpful if doctors could have a very basic knowledge of the human energy field even if they do not focus on that part of a client. It is just a matter of having a general knowledge so if a client tells a healer about a certain organ or body part, the healer does not need to ask what is meant and if a client tells a doctor about issues within their auric field, s/he can relate to what is said and not dismiss it.

We believe that it is vital that doctors and healers start to work together, keeping the correct boundaries, since this would be to the benefit of many.

One thought on “Boundaries Between Healers and Doctors

  1. Dr Gareth Thomas

    This is beginning to become a problem and needs to be addressed by both parties i.e. conventional and complementary medicine.

    All too often, we see statements that relate to the struggle between these branches of the healing arts. We forget all too often the person in between i.e. the patient.

    Surely, it is possible to create an equality of choice in relation to what a person requires to assist them in not only regaining health when unwell, but actually taking health to another level, as a state that relates to a person living a fulfilling, happy, successful and abundant life.

    All too often, healthcare professionals (conventional and complementary) stray into each others professions, without considering what their actions are creating for future generations, as well as their own discipline’s reputation.

    Giving a conventional healthcare professional reduced complementary healthcare training because of their medical backround, is as risky as giving a complementary therapist too much conventional medical knowledge.

    The result: ‘A little bit of knowledge can be dangerous’

    Both healing modalities (conventional and complementary) contains on the whole people who are concerned with the health and well-being of their patients or clients.

    The drive to help another person, is an essential quality to possess for anyone in either discipline, however, it must be coupled with appropriate periods (National Standards) of training and a realistic, experience centered approach to a persons health and well-being. Otherwise, using a little bit of knowledge in one field coupled with a lot in another (opposite) field creates an imbalanced and confused way of approaching health and tends to be only for the benefit of the practitioners sense of self or ego.

    In short, it is time to respect each others disciplines, set strong boundaries between conventional and complementary medicine in relation to provision and education, so that the patient (whom this is all about) receives all possibilities and roads to health and both conventional and complementary medicine can be recognized as equally as important when considering the health of an individual on all levels.

    With kind regards

    Dr Gareth Thomas
    Dentist & Complementary Therapist & Tutor

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