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Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary defines "cure" as:
1. The course of treatment of
any disease, or of a special case.
Webster's II New Riverside University Dictionary defines "cure" as:
1. Restoration of health.
Notice the differences between the medical dictionary and the non-medical dictionary in the definitions and their orientation.... Why are there two completely different definitions?
The Dorland’s medical dictionary orientation is about "treating" the disease. Dorland's also defines a treatment as: “The management and care of a patient for the purpose of combating disease or disorder.” The non-medical dictionary orientation is about a method or process of restoration or correction.
While Dorland's dictionary does not define the word "combating", Webster's dictionary defines it as:
1. To fight against in battle.
A conclusion can be made that modern medicine is about "fighting, combat, armed conflict, battle and struggle". All of these events usually produce casualties and almost anyone that has experienced our medical system can in someway relate to these definitions. Using this strategy, can we honestly relate to our problem being cured or our wellness being restored, or has the problem simply been suppressed?
As in the all too common headache, we typically take aspirin or some other pain medication, but it does not get rid of the cause of the headache. It suppresses the most obvious symptom, pain. There can be numerous causes of a headache from a misaligned spine or neck, an allergenic response to a substance, cranial pressure, a tumor, inflammation, or even sinus congestion, to name a few. To infer that pain medication fixes all of these plus the other numerous possibilities is missing the opportunity to taking responsibility for our healing and authentically make a difference. Unfortunately, all too frequently and without much thought, we use the easy and most convenient strategy, even if it is ultimately harmful. We rarely consider the harm (side effect) until it also starts to produce its own obvious symptom.
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