The Main Characteristics of Integrated Medicine

The ‘Basket’ of Treatments
The Circle of Therapists

The Main Characteristics of Integrated Medicine

The Main Characteristics of Integrated Medicine

By Dr. Dany Lousky

The scale (ladder) of health has four dimensions and describes the person’s changing needs, the abilities that the person can develop in every dimension, and the need to move between the dimensions for the purpose of balance. Complete health is possible through balance among the different needs in every one of the four dimensions.

The motive for change describes the contrasts that are fixed in the world of every person and that create movement and change. The temporary imbalance that is created by the encounter between good and evil, dark and light, certainty and uncertainty, fear and love, are an expression of the movement between the desire to receive and the desire to give and they are the basis of change and movement in the scale of health. Movement up or down on the ladder of health is possible through internal change, which originates in the change of the form of the desire to receive to the desire to give and the reverse.

Lousky medicines are simple human actions (that enable the practice and training of the intelligences) such as sleeping, showering, positive thinking, a good deed a day, hugging, kissing, sexual relations, walking, going to a new place. In each one of the simple actions there is the desire to give and the desire to receive. The direction, given by the patient for each one of the simple actions, allows internal change and creates movement up or down on the health scale.

The treatment basket includes treatment methods according to dimensions such as meditation (spiritual dimension), guided imagery (intellectual dimension), integration of arts (emotional dimension), acupuncture (physical dimension). Every treatment method has a natural place in one of the dimensions and it is the treatment method that is suited for the treatment in that dimension. There are many treatment methods that supply the different needs in each one of the dimensions so that every therapist and every medical center can choose from the abundance of the methods what is suited for him and for his patients. Integrated medicine necessitates the choice of treatments according to dimensions, limitations, and needs of the patient population.

The circle of therapists is a treatment process of ten stages; this is a genetic continuum for the change of reality. The therapist must act according to the changes to obtain a correct outcome. There is no meaning to the time that the therapist must act in each one of the stages. Sometimes the transition from stage to stage is very rapid (seconds) while sometimes it is very long (years). Sometimes the progress is sequential, while sometime it is necessary to go backwards and then forwards and then backwards again, all according to what is necessary and to the feedback obtained from the treatment process.
The integration of the tools in integrated medicine is the key to the success of the treatment. Every one of the five characteristics of integrated medicine is like a body limb; the integrated action among the five limbs allows balanced and whole movement.

The vision of integrated medicine is the integration between the scientific approach and the holistic approach. According to the vision, in the operating room of the medical centers there will be a physician who is trained in the holistic methods and a holistic therapist who has received basic scientific medical training. The physician and the therapist will assess the patient and will reach a joint decision on the continuation of the process. When in the examination a physical problem is diagnosed, the course of the treatment will be scientific and medical and in parallel or after the treatment holistic treatments will be incorporated. When there are no physical pathological findings, the course of the treatment will be holistic and in parallel there will be medical checkups and scientific follow-up. The holistic treatment will include work in the holy space, personalized treatments, work in development groups, and support groups for the patients and their families. This way ensures the integration of the different approaches so that the patient will be in the center. The objective is the management of the patient’s health instead of the management of the illness.
To measure the subject’s level in each one of the 32 intelligences a questionnaire was constructed. The purpose of the measurement is to identify the strong abilities and reinforce them, to identify the weak abilities that constitute a threat and risk and correct and improve them. At the end of the process, the task is to identify the sources of imbalance so as to eliminate them. The map of intelligences will indicate a hierarchy of abilities in all areas of life.
To measure the subject’s level in each one of the 32 intelligences, a questionnaire of 320 statements was constructed. The process of the construction, validation, and empirical examination of the questionnaire was both long and fascinating. After the selection of the 320 statements, work with additional dozens of subjects and with a large number of therapists, rabbis, and academics was conducted to examine the suitability of the statements to the intelligences, through the reference to phrasing, to the length of every statement, and to the simplicity of understanding of every statement.
In addition, the process of the validation of the questionnaire included obtaining the opinion of a number of experts from the field of psychology. The reliability of the questionnaire was examined for a sample of 90 subjects. For each one of the 32 intelligences reliability analysis was performed, including the calculation of the correlation between the score of every statement and the overall score of the research participant in the intelligence (without the score of the statement). Statements that had a correlation with the subject’s overall score (without the statement score) lower than 0.1 were removed from the questionnaire. After the questionnaire was prepared, intelligences were examined and diagnosed among the patients and on the basis of the diagnoses many treatments were conducted successfully

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