For people who are prepared to take their health into their own hands and make positive healthy changes in their diet and lifestyle, there is a very good chance they can heal even long-standing migraines and headaches – without any need for medication.
So my question is, when a health problem like headaches or migraine are overwhelmingly caused by our daily diet and way of life, why does our society look for a drug treatment to help?
I love the whole modern scientific approach to understanding our bodies, but I just cannot fathom why western medicine is so poor at understanding the true causes of illness. So far, I think it is primarily because of the scientific approach mostly focuses on the small, the minute physical and biochemical workings of the body. It rarely looks at the bigger picture of how a person’s daily way of living creates either health or illness.
I have been studying macrobiotics and Oriental medicine for nearly 40 years, which begin by taking the wide view of a person’s life – their food, activity, stress levels, relationships, and life aims, and looks at how imbalances and unhealthy habits over weeks, months and years create imbalances in the body, which can then manifest as symptoms and illnesses. This approach has therefore developed a very in-depth and comprehensive understanding of the causes of illness.