Not Just Cured But Healed by Valerie Cheers Brown

While I also believe you can cure yourself, one gigantic lesson I learned in the past few years is that healing is not the same as curing. While curing myself by not needing nor relying on modern man medicine, you can cure without healing, and you can heal without curing.

In medical school and residency, most training is focused on curing. Very little attention is focused on healing.

You might heal a broken bone or heal a gaping surgical wound. But healing a person? Why is this not important?

While I believe it is up to us as human beings wanting to heal ourselves through meditation, faith and believing in our blessings from God, but we must want to heal first and foremost and what we think is what we are and will be.

This I firmly do believe now!

But healing and curing are inherently different. Curing means “eliminating all evidence of disease,” while healing means “becoming whole.”

After watching the incredible movie “First Do No Harm” starring Meryl Streep, I began to understand just what God will do in our lives if we want to heal ourselves we must take our own lives into our own hands and do research and find cases which were not only healed but cured if we dig deep enough.

Even though portions of the movie were fiction it was based on a true story.

Synopsis of the movie: When Lori Reimuller learns that her young son Robbie has epilepsy, she first trusts the judgment of the hospital staff in how best to bring it under control. As Robbie’s health slides radically downhill, however, she becomes frustrated and desperate, and so does her own research into the existing literature on treatments. When she decides to try an alternative treatment called the Ketogenic Diet, devised long ago by a doctor from Johns Hopkins, she is met with narrow-minded resistance from Robbie’s doctor, who is prepared to take legal action to prevent Lori from removing him from the hospital. This movie is an indictment of those in the medical profession who discuss only the treatment options they favor.  Several of the minor characters portrayed by people who have been not just helped, but cured by the Ketogenic diet.

Indictment in latin is indictamentum and according to Merriam Webster Dictionary means “a formal claim of criminal wrongdoing against a person.”

The Hippocratic Oath is One of the oldest binding documents in history, the Oath written …and to teach them this art – if they desire to learn it – without fee and covenant;But it may also be within my power to take a life; this awesome responsibility.
What is the Hippocratic Oath?
The Hippocratic Oath (Greek ὅρκος horkos) is an oath historically taken by physicians and physician assistants. It is one of the most widely known of Greek medical texts. It requires a new physician to swear, upon a number of healing gods, to uphold specific ethical standards.
What oath do physicians take?
The Hippocratic Oath is one of the oldest binding documents in history. Written in antiquity, its principles are held sacred by doctors to this day: treat the sick to the best of one’s ability, preserve patient privacy, teach the secrets of medicine to the next generation, and so on.
Who established the oath for physicians?
The Oath of Hippocrates of Kos, 5th century BC: I swear by Apollo the physician, by Aesculapius, Hygeia, and Panacea, and I take to witness all the gods, all the goddesses, to keep according to my ability and judgment the following oath:
Do you have to take an oath to be a doctor?
Many people think that doctors still swear the Hippocratic Oath. It is not compulsory but in fact many medical schools now hold a ceremony where graduating doctors do swear an updated version.
According to Melissa the author of “Today I Found Out…Feed Your Brain” she wrote an interesting article which stated:
Are doctors bound by the Hippocratic Oath?

Myth: Doctors are bound by the Hippocratic Oath.

stethescopeA binding agreement, as much a social contract as Social Security or Medicare, the traditional Hippocratic Oath holds those who swear to it to a strict code of professional and personal conduct. Contrary to popular belief, though, most doctors never take this oath, and, actually, most of us are probably glad they never do.

 Original Hippocratic OathAlthough scholars disagree about when it was written, or even who wrote it, the general consensus is that the Hippocratic Oath was penned about 2500 years ago. Most commonly attributed to Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, the ancient vow demands a lot from doctors, including a certain level of chastity, charity and swearing to pagan gods. It provides in pertinent part:

Who was Hippocrates and why did he write such an oath?

According to  Hell J Nucl Med. 2008 Jan-Apr;11(1):2-4.

“Hippocrates is considered to be the father of modern medicine because in his books, which are more than 70. He described in a scientific manner, many diseases and their treatment after detailed observation. He lived about 2400 years ago. He was born in the island of Kos and died at the outskirts of Larissa at the age of 104. Hippocrates taught and wrote under the shade of a big plane tree, its descendant now is believed to be 500 years old, the oldest tree in Europe–platanus orientalis Hippocraticus–with a diameter of 15 meters. Hippocrates saved Athens from a plague epidemic and for that was highly honored by the Athenians. He considered Democritus–the father of the atomic theory-to be his teacher and after visiting him as a physician to look after his health, he accepted no money for this visit. Some of his important aphorisms were: “As to diseases, make a habit of two things -to help or at least to do no harm”. Also: “Those by nature over weight, die earlier than the slim.”, also, “In the wounds there are miasmas causing disease if entered the body”. He used as a pain relief, the abstract from a tree containing what he called “salycasia”, like aspirin. He described for the first time epilepsy not as a sacred disease, as was considered at those times, but as a hereditary disease of the brain and added: “Do not cut the temporal place, because spasms shall occur on the opposite area”. According to Hippocrates, people on those times had either one or two meals (lunch and dinner). He also suggested: “…little exercise…and walk…do not eat to saturation”. Also he declared: “Physician must convert or insert wisdom to medicine and medicine to wisdom”. If all scientists followed this aphorism we would have more happiness on earth.”

“According to the Hippocrates method of practicing medicine the ancient Gods believed in Gods practices of healing which are so needed to be practiced right now today when modern practice brings little or no hope if you ask me!” Their oath was as follows:

I swear by Apollo the physician, and Asclepius, and Hygieia and Panacea and all the gods and goddesses as my witnesses that, according to my ability and judgment, I will keep this Oath and this covenant . . . to teach them this art . . . without fee or covenant.

I will use those dietary regimens which will benefit my patients . . . and I will do no harm or injustice to them.

I will neither give a deadly drug to anybody who asked for it, nor will I make a suggestion to this effect. Similarly I will not give a woman an abortive remedy.

I will not use the knife. . .

Whatever houses I may visit, I will . . . remain[] free of sexual relations with both female and male persons . . .

What I may see or hear in the course of treatment . . . I will keep to myself.

If I fulfill this oath and do not violate it, may it be granted to me to enjoy life and art, begin honored . . . . if I transgress is and swear falsely, may the opposite of all this be my lot.

Outmoded Requirements and Prohibitions

The restrictive, ancient vow poses several problems for the modern practitioner. First, the oath forbids physician use of a knife, a key instrument involved in nearly every medical practice. Second, its prohibition against abortion violates U.S. law, and would alienate over 40% of the population. Third, its restraint on euthanasia runs counter to the modern trend toward physician-assisted suicide.

Fourth, who swears to Apollo anymore, let alone the much lesser known Asclepius, Hygieia and Panacea?

Fifth, many doctors treat, or at least give medical advice to, those close to them, including spouses and sexual partners, which is prohibited by the oath.

Sixth, the oath is potentially a binding contract, which, in our litigation-heavy society, could provide a dissatisfied patient with yet another avenue to sue her doctor.  [Typically, when a patient sues a doctor, it is for malpractice – a claim that often must be brought within 1-3 years. Contrarily, when someone sues for a breach of contract, they often have a longer time period in which to sue.]

Modern Oaths

Although most do not swear to the original Hippocratic Oath, the majority of doctors do take an oath – often when they graduate from medical school. Despite early disinterest, physician oaths began to come into vogue after World War II.

During the Holocaust, doctors in Nazi concentration camps committed previously inconceivable atrocities against prisoners. Experimenting with extreme temperatures, radiation, untested drugs and vaccines, unnecessary and sometimes bizarre surgeries and infecting captives with deadly diseases, the exploits of concentration camp physicians shocked and horrified the world. Sane doctors realized stricter rules, and a code of ethics, were needed.

In 1948, the 2nd General Assembly of the World Medical Association adopted the Declaration of Geneva, appearing below as amended:


I solemnly pledge to consecrate my life to the service of humanity 

I will practice my profession with conscience and dignity;

The health of my patient will be my first consideration;

I will respect the secrets that are confided in me 

I will not permit considerations of age, disease or disability, creed, ethnic origin, gender, nationality, political affiliation, race, sexual orientation, social standing or any other factor to intervene between my duty and my patient;

I will maintain the utmost respect for human life;

I will not use my medical knowledge to violate human rights and civil liberties, even under threat.

Future of Medical Oaths

Seen as essentially providing only general moral and ethical guidance, many physicians today find physicians’ oaths lacking. Some point to the number and diversity of specialties in modern medicine and note that one, generalized oath is inadequate. Others identify that the oaths often conflict with necessary medical experiments, or simply do not address them.

Still others find the oaths lacking when it comes to managing infectious, fatal diseases. Strict adherence to an oath would demand that physicians treat patients infected with lethal, highly contagious diseases, like the Ebola virus, regardless of circumstance or preparedness. Likewise, an oath may prohibit a doctor from sharing patient information that would help epidemiologists and others during an epidemic.

Despite their shortcomings, doctors’ oaths are likely here to stay. As Dr. Howard Markel recently noted:

It is unlikely to become superannuated. It serves as a powerful reminder and declaration that we are all a part of something infinitely larger, older, and more important than a particular specialty or institution . . . . The need for physicians to make a formal warrant of diligent, moral, and ethical conduct in the service of their patients may be stronger than ever.

While doing my usual reading I found a very interesting article, “Doctors That Don’t Take The Hippocratic Oath Seriously, written by Sean Krainert, August 18, 2015:

Why do many doctors today in 2015 tend not to take the Hippocratic Oath serious?

Sean wrote: “Although the Hippocratic Oath is named after the Father of Modern medicine, not all modern doctors respect and follow its words.”

“There are many stories that reveal how many doctors have deviated away from the oath they had to promise to follow when becoming doctors. But two recent shocking accounts of doctors behaving badly have drawn attention to the profession. These particular situations found that while their patients were under the influence of anesthetic drugs, doctors chose not to follow their oath, according to the Weekly Observer.”

I used material from different articles which I read to put this story together and hope we can find other stories which will show that taking our own lives into our own hands is what we must do in order to  live long prosperous lives where we can help others.

I have a testimony myself about what God will do in our lives if we believe in His healing. We must want to live in order for these things to happen in our lives. We must be willing to step out on faith also, and want to use ourselves as a healing tool who shares our testimony with others in order to give hope!

I am not saying don’t do what the doctor orders, but if we don’t get better, don’t we want to live and if and when taking all of these medications, which most of them have not even been approved by the FDA where they use and try them out on us, don’t you believe that we must try using grown food to heal ourselves as doctors use prescribed medications and surgery on us?

All I am saying that if and when we may have surgery and we feel worse than we did before the surgery, how do we help ourselves?  We must have to have the will tand faith to want to be healed and with God all things are possible if we believe in Him and what He provides for healing our mind, body and mainly our souls!

Do we not believe what is written in the scriptures where God explains why there are trees and grown food which will help with repairing our own body, mind and soul?

And by the river upon the bank thereof, on this side and on that side, shall grow all trees for meat, whose leaf shall not fade, neither shall the fruit thereof be consumed: it shall bring forth new fruit according to his months, because their waters they issued out of the sanctuary: and the fruit thereof shall be for meat, and the leaf thereof for medicine.  Ezekiel 47:12 KJV

In conclusion, “By sparkling a light on the dim side of physicians practice, we stress to doctors both young and old that this conduct is unsuitable.  We ought not just cease from expressly acting in such a way additionally getting out to other doctors who use patients as guinea pigs or give false hope to patients who are humans with lives and family’s who solely depend on you for healing.  A particular look at the Pharmaceutical Industry also needs to be more conscious of what their prescribed medications are doing to people’s lives and human lives mean way more than making a buck.”

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