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Should our present day healing also consist of ancient healing practices?

I used to have OCD, Depression, built up anger,.... I went to a spiritual healer who channels one of the hindu angels, and the angel was able to heal me of all the above listed mental problems. My question now is that should we change modern day healing to incorporate ancient healing methods too. I find that today's healing is more about earning money, its more of a scam.


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    Jan 31 2013: How would you think about this Hindu angels if 'they' would not have helped you? Or 'they' helped you, yet failed on others? In other words, how do we evaluate the efficiency of any healing method? Conventional, or unconventional - ancient or modern? How do we know which method suits whom best on certain conditions? Nowadays and in conventional medicine, I find patients in separation of their 'whole' and only treated by their symptoms instead of searching the true cause of an illness. In alternative medicine there is a more personalized approach in healing, yet it seems to me, without much of statistical data analysis of its outcome and results. And the method you described seems to be out of any analytical consideration and is quite 'spiritual' and 'transcendent'. For some reason each 'discipline' separates itself from the others, or gets separated by them, but has it to be that way? Isn't the patient the measure of all medicine and his 'felt' or even 'measurable' condition after a treatment? The fact that placebos can have results is proof by itself, that we still have no clue about the connectedness of our physical end mental existence and how and by what it can be influenced and why... So if all disciplines would just reflect again and work together to finally get a better understanding of ourself as a 'whole', we would probably do better in general.
    • Jan 31 2013: We evaluate it based on the change in the patients behavior as you said.

      The rest of the questions you asked for such as how do we know who needs what and how much..., all of that was used and developed in the past when the alternative systems were in place. Now about us trying to retrace the past back may or may not be possible, but what can be done is that the current R&D teams can work and figure things out so that we have a whole variety to seek treatment from.

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