Homeopathy & Conventional Medicine
The Drawbacks of the Medical Biomolecular Model of the Organism and its Pathology
Organisms are open systems; they react with and to their environment in certain ways. They do so according to their genetic predisposition, (gene makeup, our inherited genes from mom, dad and our ancestors, spatio-temporal patterns in the cytoplasm) acquired predisposition, (information gathered from the way we live our everyday life, our habits, etc.) learning
precepts, (memory, etc.) psychological frame of mind and consciousness at a specific time, age factor, etc.
The "makeup" of the person or the information content is in the form of different spatio-temporal patterns, electromagnetic wave fields, consciousness, self organization phenomena in the cellular water of the mictrotubules, etc. We will be referring to this information content as oscillatory and non-oscillatory perturbations, fields, waves, self-organization phenomena, dissipative structures, spatio-temporal patterns, etc. They will be pictorially represented in this book as waves and spatio temporal patterns. All these things, the changes in health that occur in the organism/cell due to new stressors or perturbations may be represented by different diagrams.
Diagram 1 depicts what happens to the organism as it evolves during its life from birth to death. As you can see on the left hand side we have the variables of Entropy and Free Energy. Entropy is the degree of disorder in the system and Free Energy is the amount of energy in the system that has the ability to do work. As I have depicted as the organism evolves through life, as he/she ages we have an increase in the Entropy and a decrease in the Free Energy. A, B, C, D . . . etc. represent different states of health for the individual.
So what this means and how aging is explained is that as we age we lose a lot of the Free energy in the system. The system as it ages cannot do optimal work as it once did when we were children, teenagers and it was building up our organism. Entropy, the degree of disorder in the system increases as we age until a point of death is reached. At this point we are at the same energy with our environment, we are no longer a system far from equilibrium, we are at equilibrium with our environment, our energy equals the energy of the environment and thus we are dead and the cycle of "dust to dust" has been completed for our physical bodies. Thus we can view life as change of phases.
In doing this we see that what affects our life is what passes as information in the guise of matter or energy from the environment. In other words all the information received from our environment leaves an imprint in our organisms. Whether these imprints will be long lasting is dependent on the type of information we are receiving, if we have received this same type of information before, the duration and intensity of this information and the state that our own organism is in which is defined by the genetic and acquired predisposition.
What this simply means dear reader is that if a man, woman, child or animal is exposed to a chronic stress that their organism has not been used to and if this stress persists for a long time then we will see that organism develop a certain pathology as a reaction to this stress. A stress in this case is any
information be it in the form of chemical [foods, drugs, etc.], emotional [ anger, rudeness, jealousy, etc.], physical [overworking]. All these stressors in different quantities and qualities will affect different organisms in different ways. Different human beings will be affected differently because no two human beings are exactly alike.
Even identical twins are different, for although they might have the same genetic information they do not have the same acquired predisposition because this is acquired in how we live our life everyday, what we eat, what we do, etc. That is why even in cloning, identical human beings or animals will, from their living experiences, develop differently from each other.
For example a gentle, mild woman who was raised by loving parents in a relaxed, peaceful environment might find it very stressful living with a husband who is rude and jealous and was raised by parents who did not show him affection. The husband became this way because of the way he was raised and other factors. Although the woman loves her husband because he has other good attributes, he provides for his family economically, he tries to be a good father, etc. she cannot understand the way he treats her. This ultimately will lead to emotional suppression if the woman cannot find a solution and if the husband does not change his attitude towards her. Emotional suppression I believe is very hard to deal with, since just trying to think logically about it will not solve the situation. When we have been hurt emotionally, time and being away from the person that has hurt us soothes our aching heart and we are able to put things in perspective once again. Thus going back to our definition of health a lack of freedom on the emotional level will lead to very severe illnesses. Thus the woman in our example might develop a chronic disease/ major illness because she has not found a solution to her problem with her husband.
Another concept I wanted to introduce to you is an idea put forth by Ilya Prigogine that won him the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Systems, far from equilibrium, such as the organism [the human being] can transform part of the energy of fluxes communicated to it from the environment into an ordered behavior of a new type called a dissipative structure. A dissipative structure can be defined as "self-organization" phenomena. It can take the form of waves, fields, different spatial or temporal rhythms or spatio-temporal patterns. These are characterized by symmetry breaking, "multiple choices" and correlations of a macroscopic range which will be explained below in the example of a Benard cell.
Simple examples of self-organizational phenomena are thermal convection, the formation of a Benard cell and the Belousov-Zhabotinski reaction in chemistry.
Let us first examine thermal convection or the formation of a Benard cell. Benard set up a simple experiment where a certain fluid (water) was limited by two horizontal plates.[note
Diagram 2] Left to itself the fluid would rapidly tend to a homogeneous or equilibrium state. There would be no temperature or density differences, no spatial inhomogeneities and therefore no notion of space or time.