Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Always Worse, Never Better?
The assumption in Alz treatment is just that--always worse, never better. Yes, at this point in the history of recognition and treatment it may seem that this is the case. But I don't think we should count out the marvel that lies within that big sphere above the neck. Because of the strange ability of human consciousness to learn, adapt, assimilate, and synthesize, we can participate in our own healing. We can "work around" difficulties, adapt to new protocols, align our individual consciousness with those of similar experience and broader possibility. The medical model of disease treatment may need to consider that where consciousness, memory, emotion, and intellect are concerned, you are really looking at a continuous feedback loop that MUST involve participation in the ongoing experience of the subject. Our collective experience may very well provide the learning and evolution that we need to "get inside" the disease...and this exploration may open new pathways, both figuratively and literally, to mitigation, and eventually some sort of cure.
Posted by Chuck Donofrio at 9:08 AM