“Founded on Naturopathy, Biological medicine is directed at the biology of the human being – “Biosystem”. The body is an open, dynamic system that seeks to be in balance within itself and with its environment.”
Regulatory blockages can occur anywhere in the body, even at a distance from the primarily affected organ or system. In this sense, Functional and Traditional Chinese medicine, with its concept of acupuncture meridians, are important systems for diagnosing and treating the body. These blockages often follow the path of meridians along which the illness or disturbance can be traced to the related organ or system. Some main causes of blockages are tissue hyperacidity, digestive problems, food intolerances, and drug and antibiotics, heavy metal toxicity, and infections, usually of the chronic and silent nature.
Consider the analogy of a “toxic disease barrel,” where the specific trigger is the only the latest insult to cause the entire accumulated disease load to finally overflow. This barrel is made up of constitutional/genetic factors, microbial or infectious factors, long term physiological and psychological stresses, and blockages on the specific organ or meridian systems.
The “internal milieu” or terrain of the body, which is the area inside and between cells, is an extremely important factor in disease and health. An internal milieu that is too “acid” or “demineralized” will have a disturbed metabolism and energy. This also becomes an environment in which bacteria, fungi, and viruses can thrive. This internal milieu is affected by stress, food and water, the toxicity of our environment, both internal and external, and the history of past traumas and injuries, both physical and psychological. This reinforces the natural law that disease is a Multi-Causal net-like chain.
“One of the most intriguing aspects of biological medicine is its array of diagnostic tests to map blockages and imbalances within the body’s system.”
Biological Medicine uses remedies to detoxify and restore healthy function treating many acute and chronic conditions.
- Immune system disturbances associated with recurrent acute and chronic infections such as chronic fungal or episodic viral problems and allergies.
- Nervous system dysregulation leading to depression, anxiety, digestive problems, and cardiovascular problems such as high blood pressure
- Hormonal system imbalances, not mere deficiencies, because hormones must always be assessed and treated in relation to each other, not in isolation.
- Pain syndromes such as Rheumatoid arthritis or Fibromyalgia, or neuralgic and vascular pain such as migraines or vasculitis.
- Heavy metal and environmental toxicities.
- Cancer and benign tumor diseases.
- Psychological and psychosomatic disturbances.
This is a very different way of understanding health and disease, at least in contrast to traditional allopathic (conventional) medicine. Yet it rests on some very ancient healing techniques, most notably Chinese medicine and more recently, botanical, homeopathic and Anthroposophical medicine. It is, overall a holistic, dynamic approach to the body and its functioning. Hence, the focus is on the support and restoration of health and self-healing.
Biological medicine also avoids cutting off the head (psychology/psychiatry) and mouth (dentistry) from the rest of the body, as they have a great deal to do with one’s state of physical health. Integrating these important systems back into a dynamic relationship with other bodily systems is a truly holistic naturopathic approach.