Throughout (Vincent Di Stefano, 2006) however with the development

Throughout the studies thus far of traditional healing practices over time, along with the development of modern medical practices, the healing philosophies of each culture, time period and governing doctrine have formed the basis of my fascination and interest within the history of healing subject. The comparative learnings of traditional practice and its place or relativity in today’s medical world has also been of high intrigue, given the commonplace overuse of modern sciences medical prescription when it comes to health, without regard for the patients overall sense of wellness and its reliability specifically when it comes to stress-related illnesses are of particular interest based on my own personal medical history and experience.  Most cultures throughout history have viewed the body as a unified phenomenon animated by mysterious life-giving forces (Vincent Di Stefano, 2006) however with the development of the sciences, experimentation and challenging views of Renaissance, medicine has taken a distinct reductionist path in its analytical evaluation of the natural world. Medicine is traditionally considered a healing profession, but it has neither an operational definition of healing nor an explanation of its mechanisms beyond the physiological processes related to curing. (The Meaning Of Healing: Transcending Suffering, Thomas R. Egnew, EdD, LICSW, 2015) In today’s society, medical decision making is based almost exclusively on subjectivity, some of it is imperative and beneficial, and some immensely flawed and potentially dangerous. In contrast, Traditional medicine has proven over the thousands of years studies to be quite effective in treating both chronic diseases and psychological illness, especially those associated with stress. It is evident there are huge gaps in the scientific evidence guiding modern medical practitioners decision-making, in reality, we are in the infant years of modern medical practices and the medical community must continue with the use of traditional healing practices along with the search for additional evidence and curative treatments for ailments based on modern medicines sciences.Modern Medicine has extended our lifespan and we can now treat disease and illness with more ease, and it may lessen the effectiveness of our symptoms and improve our condition, however, medicine cannot always cure us. When the issue or illness stems from something outside of what modern medicine treats, The use of traditional herbs and healing practices, along the focus on spirit, qi, or the vital force within is equally as important as it is my belief, that modern medical practices are too reliant on fixing the individual issue rather than the being as a whole. Conclusively, my beliefs in a sense of balance when it comes to medicine and healing practices have only gained strength and vigor, whether it be balance seen in ancient Greek medicine, intertwining the spiritual with the physical, the balancing of humors or the Ayurvedic medicine believe that each person is an individual and thus tailored balance of the three doshas is required, or the need for antibiotics, chemotherapy and the thousands of clinical research studies that continue to advance human healing and health.