Integrative Imperative

If you’re roughly my age or older and maybe younger, the idea of taking an integrative approach to health and healing as a wholistic matter is probably approached with some caution.   Honestly, though  our health is in our hands and with a little thinking it seems pretty clear that despite a lot of Western medicine wanting to isolate body parts and issues in to different systems, it’s all part of a whole.  Isn’t it?  At least, I think I’m in agreement with a lot of this.  The deeper it’s investigated, the move it seems not only legitimate but something that we need to embrace.

University of Kentucky - Duality of Aspiration and Wisdom

Integrative Imperative
by Michael Doyle

In these troubled times, it is imperative
That we think about things integrative
Joining together the body, spirit and mind
Empowered toward wellness as we find

The body heals the body it's openly said
Let that roll around in your head
Half the time, placebos appear to function
As traditional and alternative come into conjunction

Doctors are learning to listen and to integrate
As patients have taken greater charge of their fates
It has become a thing of proven worthy relationship
Learning to turn to nutrition, wellness and even worship

It's a truism that disease comes from behavior observed
And that only in the right living do we gain life deserved
Integrative medicine is not new as is too often told
But really it is a return to the wisdom of the old

Traditional medicine avoids things like pills
What is needed is to look at meditation not cheap thrills
Mindfulness is a think of good and decent thought
It is, indeed, the path toward our wellness well sought

(c) May 29, 2020  Michael Doyle
All Rights Reserved

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