Can Alternative Medicine Cure Depression and Produce Peace of Mind?

Conventional medicine is still struggling to accept a simple notion well understood by alternative medicine- that there is a direct link between physical health and mental health. This should come as no surprise considering the fact conventional medicine focuses so narrowly on treating acute symptoms that it ignores the larger, more interconnected issues of wellness and health altogether. Medical doctors tend to focus solely on the ten inches of the human body that is their expertise, often ignoring the continuity between the rest of the patients body, their diet and lifestyle. Conventional medicine prescribes one set of drugs for mental problems and another set of drugs for physical problems, all the while refusing to entertain the notion stating the root causes of both may bare a more-than-passing resemblance to each other. It chooses to primarily recognize a bio-chemical paradigm for both mental and physical illness, when mountains of clinical data indicate that is just not the case.


What Makes Some Medicine “Alternative”


Assembling a definition of “Alternative Medicine” which encompasses the entirety of the discipline is difficult (if not impossible) as people use the term “Alternative Medicine” to describe any method of healing which falls outside the realm of Conventional Medicine. Because Conventional Medicine offers a fairly limited scope of treatments revolving around administering prescription drugs, Alternative Medicine can be used to refer to a massive number of healing treatments hailing from every corner of the earth. For example- some people might consider both Energy Healing and Herbalism forms of Alternative Medicine, despite the fact they don’t seem to have much in common on the surface.


What are the Common Threads between Alternative Medicine Treatments?


Due to the diversity of treatments thrown under the umbrella of Alternative Medicine, it’s simple to assume the term is a simply catch-all without any underlying structure or set of beliefs. This assumption is inaccurate. While the world’s traditional healing methods often developed in isolation from each other, they all contain a few common threads. Some of these common threads include the common belief that healing is a matter of facilitating natural processes and not bluntly assaulting the body with powerful external forces (such as modern synthetic drugs) and the understanding that most seemingly physical health problems are really caused by the invisible spiritual energies which flow through all of creation. Also, that returning to health is sourced through re-achieving balance with these natural energies through plants, energy movement, lifestyle and dietary changes and using traditional healing techniques that prove effective.


However, the single biggest universally held belief within all Alternative Medicine traditions is the understanding a human being is a holistic creation- that a human’s mental and physical health are intrinsically, inseparably linked. Also, that there is another, equally important component – spiritual health. This connection to what we believe with our mental and physical health is undeniable and scientifically proven.


The Root Causes of Mental and Physical Disease


The vast majority of traditions whose healing methods fall under the umbrella of Alternative Medicine understand the same problems that produce physical disease also produce mental disease. The specific diagnosis of these underlying causes may vary within Alternative Medicine, but all causes are considered to produce a holistic illness within the individual who suffers from them. In other words, the disease is a symptom of the holistic problem. Therefore, a search for the root cause of the problem, such as an unprocessed traumatic experience, environmental or lifestyle hazard or negative emotional pattern is necessary before finding a real cure. Addressing the symptom may offer temporary relief but the illness will only reappear if there is not a manifest shift in consciousness and behavior.


Because of the vast array of healing modalities lumped into the term “Alternative Medicine” there are an equally wide variety of philosophical differences as to the root cause. Some Alternative Medicine practices place the root of all illness on poor diet, on consuming certain foods considered to be unnatural for humans to consume. For those practices, an unnatural diet will not only result in unnatural physical problems, it will also produce unnatural and unhealthy thinking (such as depression). For other traditions the root of all illness is entirely spiritual in nature, and both physical degeneration and depression are caused by the improper flow of spiritual energy within a human’s corporeal and incorporeal body. It is based on beliefs misaligned with the Creative Source of truth and love.


Regardless of the precise “root of illness” identified within a branch of Alternative Medicine, all traditional healing systems point to the reality that peace of mind and peace of body are one and the same.


If you are interested in learning more about the fascinating ideas that are the source of Alternative Medicine, health and wellness, and the true roots of both mental and physical debilitation, then you must check out the brand new documentary Life Force: Spiritual Health Explained. It offers interviews with the top minds in spirituality and healing combined with ancient wisdom that not only explains how it’s possible that holistic issues effect health and well being but what you can do to create positive change in just twenty-minutes a day.

What the Bleep’s Take on Soul and Mind Power

One of the most remarkable movies to come out in recent years is “What the Bleep Do We Know”, commonly referred to simply as “What the Bleep.” The movie’s genre is a little hard to pin down as it combines a variety of different film-making styles to explore its central message of the connections between the material and immaterial worlds. Utilizing documentary footage, animation and a traditional film narrative, “What the Bleep” showcases how a host of exciting scientific and spiritual concepts relate to an individual’s life, including their overall wellness and health.


What the Bleep, in Brief


To summarize “What the Bleep” very briefly:
The movie centers on a photographer who finds running into a number of life experiences that begin to awaken her to metaphysical concepts such as the effect soul and mind power have on the world. The movie explores these ideas through an exploration of both individual and group consciousness. These metaphysical ideas are discussed through both spiritual concepts and cutting edge quantum physics, which validates its spiritual concepts through scientific experimentation and mathematics.
“What the Bleep” constantly draws connections between how material reality and consciousness interact with each other. The core connection the movie draws between these concepts include

  • How the universe’s static appearance is an illusion. The universe is composed of elementary particles that constantly pop in and out of existence (going who knows where). Even the basic atoms of reality exist in the manner they do, solely due to their unique vibrations and NOT any sort of intrinsic characteristic.
  • How self-conceptions and interpretations of reality are highly subjective. The manner in which we act within the world, and as such the manner in which we reconstruct the world on both an individual and group level, is based on subjective perception and not some objective existence.


What the Bleep and Healing

Many of the problems the movie’s protagonist encounters are emotional and existential in nature, relating to her feelings of spiritual sickness. The movie explains some of the connections between though, biological processes, and the emotions which we experience. For example, our emotions are the result of certain chemical reactions within our brains, whose production and release are triggered by the manner in which we think.


By shining light on this connection between thought and emotion, What the Bleep explains how health and wellness are determined, at their core, by immaterial realities. The chemical components of our health and wellness are nothing more than symptoms, byproducts of our thoughts. The thought precedes the chemical reaction that reinforces the emotional and physical reaction.


Your Soul, Mind Power and Your Health

What the Bleep presents an intriguing and well-substantiated understanding of health. Your health my manifest itself in physical reactions, but it is primarily rooted in non-physical realities. At first this can be a terrifying concept to think about. If you have always believed health as primarily physical, a problem to be treated through physical medicines, then conceptualizing your health as a primarily a non-physical experience can make you feel like you don’t have any control over your wellness. It requires a paradigm shift to integrate this idea into the choices you make.


These feelings of lack of control are natural to experience, but they must be overcome. After all, you have more control over your mind power, over how you focus your thoughts and filter your perceptions, than you truly have over your physical body. The questions raised in “What The Bleep” are What do you focus on over long periods of time? And How does this effect how you feel? While other films lie “The Secret” touched on how to harness this energy for personal gain it left the viewer with incomplete information. Metaphysical mastery is not about gaining possessions, but as introduced in “What the Bleep” it is more about well being.


The first step towards understanding, and ultimately mastering, the non-physical roots of health and wellness involves continuing to educate yourself on these concepts. Watching What the Bleep, as well as other documentaries are a great way to begin. The latest offering, Life Force: Spiritual Health Explained begins where “What The Bleep” left off. It focuses on spiritual energy as a function of beliefs and choices made in alignment with those beliefs. This groundbreaking film will help you transform your consciousness to the point where you will easily begin to see how you can take control over your physical health by taking charge of your soul. The movie is integrated with a 90-Day Spiritual Health Plan to implement what is in the film into your life in just twenty minutes a day. Finally, there is a Master Class to take the concepts found in the film to a much deeper level, towards real spiritual mastery.




Holy Spirit, Chi, and What Wellness Really Means

One of the problems members of different spiritual traditions run into while attempting to communicate with each other is the fact they all use different words to explain the same basic principles. With a little research into different traditions it becomes clear that the only differences between one and the other is the words they use, the settings of the stories they tell, and the masks they throw over ultimate meaning to give it accessible shape and form. For example, let’s take a minute to consider the connections between Holy Spirit and Chi.


The Basics of Holy Spirit

If you know anything about Holy Spirit you know it as the third, and least mentioned, member of the trinity within the Christian tradition. According to the Christian understanding of the world the ultimate divine source is divided into the Father (God, Yahweh), the Son (Jesus Christ) and the Holy Spirit. Together they are known as the Holy Trinity, and while this makes it sound like Christianity is more polytheistic than it claims, many Christians understand the Holy Trinity as simply describing 3 different aspects of a single divine presence.


The first two members of the Trinity are easy to understand because they are personified as humans within Christian Theology. The Holy Spirit, however, is understood as an omnipresent divine presence. The Holy Spirit is found within the soul which resides within each individual and links all of life together.


The Basics of Chi

The concept of Chi comes from the Toaist paradigm of the world. Toaism is a spiritual tradition, which comes from China which revolves around the currents, flows and rhythms of the world, of which we are a part. The central concept of Taoism is Chi (sometimes written as Qi). To simplify the issue, Chi translates as Life Force. Chi is the spiritual essence and force, which flows within and throughout all of existence. Humans have Chi, Plants and Animals have Chi, the Earth as a whole has Chi as does the greater Universe.


Holy Spirit, Chi and Spiritual Healing

It should be clear that Holy Spirit and Chi are describing the same basic principle- that invisible spiritual currents flow throughout the world, animating and connecting everything.


There’s an interesting point to note about Chi. While it’s commonly translated as Life Force, the traditional Chinese character used to describe “health” translates literally as “original chi.” In many traditions vibrant good health is understood as the proper flow of this invisible spiritual energy within an individual’s life. This idea forms the basis of spiritual healing, the concept that wellness and health aren’t primarily biological processes- they are primarily spiritual concerns.


Allowing Holy Spirit to flow into your life and animate you is a core tenet of health in the Christian tradition. After all, it was Holy Spirit that Yahweh breathed into creation to give it life according to Genesis. Taoism and Traditional Chinese Medicine are filled with healing practices, such as acupuncture, which are primarily concerned with improving the flow of this vital force within your body, removing blockages and eliminating barriers towards an individual receiving and giving spiritual energy.


If you would like to learn more about the manner in which Holy Spirit, Chi, and all other forms of invisible energy produce vibrant good health then you need to watch the new documentary on the spiritual foundations of health and wellness, Life Force Explained. This groundbreaking documentary not only explains how spiritual energy has different brand names, but how it affects health and well being. Also, it shows you how to harness this energy yourself for a healthier, happier and longer life.