Saturday, April 7, 2012

James Hyman and others ask, Why is Alternative Medicine the Alternative?

Why is "alternative medicine" the alternative? Healer James Hyman discusses his work.

More people are seeking  "Reiki", "Healing", "Homeopathic", "healing hands", "healing touch", "alternative therapies",  and "complementary therapies", as a "cure for cancer", or other "natural therapy" as a "cure for anxiety" disease, physical or psycho-spiritual ailment.
Ever since the 1960’s, "energy healer" James Hyman, as an early student of "Stanislav Grof",  "shaman", Roger LaChance, Christine Day, and hundreds of masters, is currently known as being a “shamanic healer,” or a “shamanic energy healer” and offers his healing, creative work in online, skype and in person transformational, healing sessions.

James Hyman has identified a way, as an "energy healer", to "release blocks" and other "negative patterns" from the “human energy field”. Because he studied hundreds of systems of "energy healing', "shaman healing" and "emotional release", he calls his work "Deep Emotional Release" and “quantum theta energy healing.”

People are referring more and more to complementary and alternative medicine as the information that organizations like the AMA and the FDA and other government organizations have "suppressed highly effective natural medicine and alternative medicine therapies" and other valuable information relating "healthy natural cures".

Holistic therapies  were taught in most medical schools until 1910, when John D. Rockefeller and the AMA decided to denounce  natural/holistic therapies and embraced drug-based medicine. During the 19th century, homeopathy (a discipline of natural medicine) flourished, and death rates from cholera, typhoid, and scarlet fever in homeopathic hospitals were between 1/2 and 1/8 of those in conventional (allopathic) hospitals. Yet, when the American Medical Association was founded in 1847, a clause was placed in its code of ethics stating that any member who consulted with a homeopath would be kicked out of the membership. Doctors who did were indeed banished from the newly formed, powerful organization.

Congress followed their recommendations and empowered the American Medical Association (AMA) to certify or de-certify any medical school in the country on the grounds of whether or not that school met the AMA’s standards of “approved” medicine. Thus, the natural/holistic healing schools and communities were decimated, and the number of medical schools dropped from 600 to 50 within 15 years. The AMA gained a new foothold of power to decide what is and isn’t medicine, and has worked ever since to discredit, persecute and outlaw natural therapies.

Rockefeller and the Carnegie Institute bankrolled a study by a high school science teacher, Abraham Flexner, who clearly doubted the scientific validity of all forms of medicine other than the use of treatments such as vaccines to prevent and cure illness, and any alternative treatments as tantamount to "quackery" and "charlatanism". Medical schools that training in the healing arts, were told either to drop these courses from their curriculum or lose their accreditation and underwriting support. A few schools resisted for a time, but eventually all complied with the Flexner Report or shut their doors.

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