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Healthcare proposals should include and enable traditional forms of medicine

Petition published by neokuji on Dec 04, 2009
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Target: The President of the United States, The U.S. Senate and The U.S. House

Petition Background (Preamble):

The purpose of medicine is to deal with and treat the cause, a basic principle behind all forms of traditional medicine. Traditional medicine is proactive and preventive as well in treating the cause of illness, and maintaining health, in combination with allopathic medicine, which is meant to treat the physical body, injury and trauma or traumatic injury, and typically addresses the symptoms with prescription medication while ignoring the cause and failing to provide proactive and preventive care.

Traditional medicine is not meant to replace conventional allopathic medicine, instead meant to accompany and augment while offering an alternative to prescription medication, for those who seek an alternative to prescription medications and are presently being treated by traditional forms of medicine. Most developed countries recognize both branches of medicine, allopathic (western) medicine along with traditional forms of medicine, and the traditional medicine practitioner in most cases has completed apprenticeship and education equivalent comparatively to that of any allopathic (western) doctor, including internships and residencies, and is a DOCTOR, qualified to provide medical treatment (MIND= mental/psychological, emotional (astral), BODY=physical, ENERGY (etheric/bioplasmic), and SPIRIT.

We understand peoples initial trepidations with supposed ‘Christian faith healings’ or the ‘ laying of hands’, where the practitioner uses the method taught by St. Francis of Asisi, invoking to be an instrument of divine healing, and in some cases where the supposed power of Jesus is used to supposedly heal people. While this is an area that contains many opportunities for fraud, and we wouldn't want fake healers treating patients just to scam people and insurance companies, the method taught by St. Francis of Asisi , and based on scientific principles, is valid and legitimate.

While people have extraordinary abilities and skills as instruments of our creator with which to help people heal, ONLY CREATOR, and the patient themselves being receptive to divine healing and willing to make the necessary changes in their environment and lifestyle, can heal a person/patient. NO PERSON CAN HEAL ANOTHER PERSON/PATIENT or BE A HEALER, a practitioner or ‘doctor’ of traditional medicine can only serve as an instrument of creator’s divine will, intention, agenda , and action, to stimulate the being; mind, body, energy, and soul (spirit) to heal itself naturally, with creators blessing and energy, invoked, guided and focused by the ‘doctor’ (practitioner). This is a basic principle behind all forms of traditional medicine, from the simple Christian laying of hands to more advanced forms and methods, used by peoples all over the Earth for over 40,000 years at least, if not ages.

Why would anyone limit the resources available to people in need, while at the same time refusing to recognize and compensate valid legitimate traditional forms of medicine and those who provide service?

Petition:

Healthcare proposals should include subsidizing traditional forms of medicine/healing, with observation and regulation.

Please be aware that what is being called 'alternative' medicine, while newly popular and an effective and legitimate alternative to conventional allopathic (western) medicine, is actually older than allopathic medicine and are the traditional forms of medicine used by peoples all over the Earth for over 40,000 years at least, if not ages.

Please, consider the idea of compensation for legitimate forms of traditional (‘alternative') medicine and counseling, including faith based forms of traditional medicine, that are valid and do provide effective treatment to patients, in the healthcare bill, now. Senate Bill 1679 and the Kerry-Hatch amendment to Senator Baucus' America's Healthy Future Act of 2009 would require insurers to compensate or reimburse traditional medicine and health care. While this is an area that contains many opportunities for fraud, many forms of counseling and ('alternative') traditional medicine are legitimate, including faith (religious or spiritual) based forms of traditional medicine. Most developed countries recognize both allopathic (western) medicine along with traditional forms of medicine, including faith (religious or spiritual) based medicine.

The purpose of medicine is to deal with and treat the cause, a basic principle behind all forms of traditional medicine. Traditional medicine is proactive and preventive as well in treating the cause of illness, and maintaining health, in combination with allopathic medicine, which is meant to diagnose and treat the physical body, injury and trauma or traumatic injury, and typically addresses the symptoms with prescription medication while ignoring the cause and failing to provide proactive and preventive care. Traditional medicine is not meant to replace conventional allopathic medicine, instead meant to accompany and augment while offering an alternative to prescription medication, for those who seek an alternative to prescription medications and are presently being treated by traditional forms of medicine. Why would anyone limit the resources available to people in need, while at the same time refusing to recognize and compensate valid legitimate traditional forms of medicine and those who provide service? Congress should enable faith based and other forms of traditional medicine along with allopathic (western) medical evaluation and treatment, as part of a comprehensive approach to patient health and well being. As well, please, advocate for singlepayer healthcare, with Community First Choice Option and CLASS Act (for the elderly, handicapped, autistic, disabled, etc.); H.R. 676 & S. 703.

"Americans should not be limited by the AMA as to what treatments they can seek for their ailments and illnesses". ---‘CherokeeGirl for Change’

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