Monday, November 11, 2013


The paradoxes within the medical construct are numerous.  The merging of health "services" with private corporative interests results in a landscape that is almost impossible to navigate...further, it becomes so polluted that the "environment" of confusion and chaos tends to result in simple apathy.  "It is the way it we just need to comply."   This confusion isn't by design, per se...rather a symptom of the realities and challenges of providing care to the masses.  However, although the "macro"system is essentially to large and integrated to adapt, the "micro" system is what matters...and, paradoxically, likely to yield the most beneficial impact to the individual care-seeker.  This "micro" system involves the interactions between the care-seeker and individual care is at this basic level that the most fruitful decisions are made.

With this being said, the overall strategy of "how to navigate" is still quite ambiguous and elusive.  However there is one simple term that can be imported into this discussion and should present some insight into direction, course, and focus:  SUSTAINABILITY.  The human organism is a self-sustaining system that is engineered to self-heal and self-regulate.  As with all things biological, it is subject to entropy...but it's elegance is mirrored by the infinite complexity and ability to "take care of itself" and adapt.  What does this mean?  This "organic" reality is paradoxically opposite to the strategic formulation of the "macro" system:  The idea that there is a "pill for everything" and that all biomechanical challenges can be "fixed" with simple inorganic concepts is purely mechanistic!  How is it possible to understand and accept that the human organism is infinitely complex, organic, and self-sustaning and similarly attempt to import mechanistic concepts in an attempt to "fix what is broken".

It seems that, if we consider the body similar to the ecology, we only need to provide the necessary stimulus that will help to promote sustainability and self-regulation.  Within the ecological context, this is equivalent to planting more trees, reducing pollution, reducing impingement onto natural resources, etc...  In the biological context, it means "help the body to help itself".  It isn't necessary to solve all of the mysteries of the human body...they are not ours to manipulate.  The only flaw is self-awareness...which lends to ideas of the ability to manage a complex system with simplistic strategies.  Focused strategies on respiratory development, hydration, lymphatic drainage, and reduction of general muscualr tension will facilitate exponential increases in the ability to manage and auto-regulate...essentially "fertilizing" the body so that it can more effectively receive and absorb positive stimulus.

As once quoted by DaVinci:  "simplicity is the ultimate sophistication"...supporting sustainability is well within the grasp of the individual care-seeker and care-provider and therefore should be a resource that is well examined and integrated into every rehabilitative strategy.


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