Our health is often something we take for granted until we lose it. As the Joni Mitchell song goes, “you don’t know what you’ve got ’till its gone.” Health is home. We know the territory and how to get around. Life is enjoyable and invigorating. Losing your health is being yanked out of the comfort of home and dumped in a strange city where they speak a strange language and follow strange customs. Suddenly life is a real challenge, and more a matter of survival. You feel like the ‘burned’ agent in Burn Notice.
You might seek help from the official system, but likely discover that the official system isn’t really much help to you in chronic, complex cases and often just makes things worse. There are lots of well-meaning alternative approaches available, but other than closing your eyes and picking one, or asking around for a good recommendation, it’s all a little confusing and uncertain.
If the journey involves more than a walk across the street, or even across town, you need someone with the right map. For some, the journey is not that complicated or long, and common approaches, such as diet, exercise, supplements, can work but what if your journey is more involved? Here the best guide is the one with the best map. Christopher Columbus had access to some very detailed maps, charting features not normally found on maps in his day. Without that, he would not likely have ventured across the ocean.
Most maps only cover the physical terrain, and then often superficially; they don’t reveal real topography (mountains, swamps, canyons, etc.) or the deeper underlying geological structures that can impede progress and even block it. Also, most approaches based on the more superficial maps deal with surface issues (symptoms). Without the right map, they cannot get at the deeper underlying causes. If you are stuck in a swamp, they may help you fight off the alligators (parasites, pathogens, toxins, etc.), but they cannot provide a way out of the swamp. Soon you get so focussed on combatting symptoms that you forget the objective is to drain the swamp.
Heilkunst provides the most comprehensive map of chronic, complex health issues we know of. It can help in acute, emergency situations, of course, but it’s real value comes in helping you or a family member to get back to health, or if health has never really been there, to build a strong health foundation.
Treat a symptom and get relief for a while; remove the cause and get relief for life. Health is a journey and the better, more comprehensive the map you use, the further you can go.