The Healing System & Disease
Why am I Sick?
Every person is born into a certain level of health based on genetic predisposition, weak points, and the environment provided during early development. Along our lives, we encounter different disturbances: environmental, chemical, viral or bacterial, and even emotional traumas that place stress on the body. The body is intelligently designed with a healing system. This healing system is essentially the potential of the body to resist or re-balance after these disturbances. It is what keeps us healthy. It is the sum total of how all the individual systems: the immune system, nervous system, digestive, etc, are operating individually as well as together as one whole to keep you well.
We can see the healing system working after an injury to the skin where signals of initial injury are sent through the nervous system, blood clots, immune cells come to defend against bacteria, skin cells regenerate over time, and healing happens. If the healing system is weak, one or more of these vital steps is missing or slow which leads to prolonged wounds, infection, and disease.
Ultimately, disease is an indication of a weakened healing system. The body has the ability to heal itself but this potential can be limited at times which allows symptoms to develop. Why does certain diseases affect some and not others? As previously mentioned, each individual is born with their own set of weak points, when the healing system is not able to defend against disturbances than stress is placed on the systems that are predisposed to fail. When this happens, symptoms arise. Collections of symptoms have been identified and labeled as certain "disease conditions."
The uniqueness of the human being still remains within these "disease conditions." A migraine will still differ slightly from one person to another in how it feels, when it happens, and what relieves the pain. Beyond the migraine, we find even more variation in how the body is expressing imbalance: one person with migraines will have sleep disturbances, another will suffer from anxiety, still another person will have anger and irritability. For each of these cases, the treatment will be different. As you can see, the Corrigent approach is much more than treating a specific condition but about treating you as a whole person.
The physician's high and only mission is to restore the sick to health, to cure, as it is termed. - Hahnemann, Organon of Medicine