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There are many times that I am asked the following question, “When is it time to seek medical intervention?”  Some will tell you that everyone draws the line at a different place.  I guess you can look at it this way, however I see no reason anyone needs to draw the line any differently than anyone else…let me explain:

I ask myself the following questions, and based on the response determine if it is time to switch gears in healthcare for the patient, myself, my friends, or my family.  That is important, because to me it does not matter who it is, I act no differently for my family with regards to health, as I do my patients.

1-Is this person in distress?

2-Is this distress affecting basic survival mechanisms to not occur (to the point where life seems to be quite delicate), such as breathing, eating, or elimination? If yes, then time for medical intervention until able to heal naturally.

3-Is the nerve system (the master control system) of this individual working properly?  If no, then adjust it.

4-If they are eating and drinking, is it, and has it been, proper? If no, then change it.

5-Is there an external stress that needs to be addressed for this individual to move forward?  If so, then get rid of it.

In all situations of health disturbance, there is the tendency for someone to over react.  This is common, and it is usually based on emotions.  You have to take emotions out of the questions, and out of the situation in order to get the proper steps accomplished for the betterment of health.

For example, I know your mother died of cancer, and I realize you have a lump on your kidney.  However, the kidney is working properly, due to the tests that you performed, and the lump came back as non cancerous….so lets not take your organs out please!

Everyday, women are having their breasts removed because their parents had breast cancer.  The organs are there for a purpose.  Remove the emotions, go through the questions, and restore the proper order to health.