An Introduction to Systems Theory
By Luke Pryor
When you go to the doctor, how often is the doctor trained in concepts involving the whole body? The answer is not very often, western doctors are fascinated by compartmentalizing the body into smaller and smaller areas. For example, if we are having skin issues we go to a dermatologist, if we are having an eye issue we go to the ophthalmologist. It’s very important to realize however that every system affects every other system, and that the sum of the components is greater than what we often think.
Compartmentalizing can be beneficial in many circumstances, you want your heart surgeon to specialize in heart surgery. But in regards to many facets of health such as the energy one has, and resistance to disease, systems theory is the most practical method. Let’s take for example something like diabetes, many different systems are at play with this disease. There can be an infection of the pancreas, involving the immune system, chronic dehydration is usually present affecting every system, there is usually a problem with cell permeability to insulin as well, partially affected by calcium metabolism which is in turn affected by the thyroid! So as you can see every bodily system plays a part in almost all the major diseases of our time.
In regards to the new system of healing, systems theory will start to play a larger and larger part as health practitioners begin to realize its importance. Usually, one does not need to concentrate on specific conditions, one only balances the system and symptoms disappear. Some the of the most important ways to balance the system include: Balancing the oxidation rate, balancing the na/k ratio inside the cells, balancing yin/yang, and remineralization of the system.
For more information check out this article by Dr. Wilson M.D.
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