New Paradigm Medicine
The Biava cell-reprogramming complementary medicine:
Basic concepts and Clinical trials
Traditionally, the branches of medicine have been dedicated to the maintenance of health as much as to the cure of disease. However, contemporary Western medicine is focused above all on the cure of disease. It attempts to correct cellular and organic malfunctions mainly by biochemical means. Its remarkable achievements have prolonged human life expectancy and eliminated, or produced cures for, a plethora of diseases. However, mainstream medicine is more accomplished in curing or eliminating diseases than in ensuring that the living system persists in a condition of health and vitality. Unlike in traditional societies, in the modern world physicians are called in to cure diseases in their patients rather than to maintain them in a state of wellbeing.
Enhancing health and preserving vitality call for complementing the philosophy of mainstream medicine with a more natural and holistic approach. There is a need to take into account the flows and balances that ensure health and vitality in the whole organism, rather than concentrating mainly on the causes of malfunction in a part. The realization that information is a major factor in the functioning of the whole organism offers a basis for extending the focus of attention to the whole system, without neglecting the part.
Medicine has made enormous progress particularly over the past 100 years, transforming mankind’s history. Life expectancy has increased beyond all expectations and quality of life has improved dramatically. Yet there are signs that this trend is slowing down, opening up new requirements, and at the same time new possibilities, for the medical sciences.
The emerging insight
Information governs the processes of life in every part of the organism, in the whole organism, as well as among organisms in a milieu. The role of information cannot be radically segmented in the living system: the information that governs the whole cannot be reduced to the information that governs the part. A disease surfacing as a cellular or organ malfunction in a part implies a flaw in the information that regulates processes in the whole organism.
Mainstream medicine attempts to rebalance vital processes in the part by imparting corrective information to that part. It conveys corrective information by the administration of molecular compounds primarily of synthetic origin. This offers a successful cure for many diseases, but fails to ensure the sustained vitality of the whole.
Limitations inherent in the reductive approach of mainstream medicine can be overcome. This requires first, that we pay due attention to the curative and health-preserving potentials of natural substances. These substances are produced in and by the organism or in its life-supporting environment, as the result of long chains of trial and error. They contain or complement the information needed to maintain the organism in a condition of health and vitality.
We also need to pay due attention to the interaction of body and mind. The reality of body-mind interaction is now rediscovered in the neurosciences: there is no radical separation between psyche and physis in living systems. The mind-body system is an inseparable unit able to perceive and give sense to the information that reaches it in its environment.
Attention to the beneficial effects of natural substances and extending the scope of attention to the entire psycho-physical organism are consistent with the aims and the mission of the medical sciences. They are not alternatives but complements to current practices, a logical development in the advance of the medical sciences.
In the light of new discoveries in the fields of physics, biology, epigenetic, neuroscience, psychology and psychosomatic, medical science needs a new paradigm. The living organism is extraordinarily coherent: all its parts are connected with all others multidimensionally, dynamically and instantaneously. What happens in a cell or in an organ also happens in some way in all the cells and organs: a connection that recalls the kind of entanglement that characterizes the behavior of quanta in the microscopic realm. The organism is also coherent with the world around it: what happens outside the body is connected with processes within the body.
Two Tasks and Approaches in Medicine
Asclepius, the ancient god of medicine, had two daughters: Panacea, who knew the remedies to cure diseases, and Hygeia, who possessed the secrets of preserving health.Modern medical science largely limits itself to the task of Panacea. New-paradigm medicine takes up the approach and accepts the task of Hygeia. It is not enough to cure diseases when they are already manifest; it is necessary to prevent the development of disease, of mastering the art and science of preserving health. This calls for putting into correct relationship to health not only the findings of the biological sciences, but also those of psychology, and of the psychosomatic and environmental sciences.
The medical practitioner needs to be not only expert in surgical technologies and biochemical treatments, but be a healer who understands the various aspects of the whole human being.