http://www1.cbn.com/health/treat-the-cause%2C-not-the-symptom ---- I agree with this article attached to this link. My philosophy as a medical student and a future doctor is learning how to treat the cause of the disease, rather than treating the symptoms. I will aim to treat the person as a whole rather than treating the symptoms temporary and treating parts of the body as just a part that operates on its own. Because parts of the human body are just like humans in society, we rarely operate on our own. Parts of our health and wellness comes from how well we interact with others in the society and whether we have a reliable, authentic and supportive network outside of ourselves. Humans are social creatures by nature. Similarly, when our emotional health is disturbed due to stress, lack of sleep, and etc., I believe that it can affect our physical health such as we don't heal as fast during the time we are emotionally stressed or when we are imbalanced. My job as a future doctor is to...
"Wounding and healing are not opposites. They're part of the same thing. It is our wounds that enable us to be compassionate with the wounds of others. It is our limitations that make us kind to the limitations of other people. It is our loneliness that helps us to to find other people or to even know they're alone with an illness. I think I have served people perfectly with parts of myself I used to be ashamed of. ” Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D.
Here is a link to her website: http://www.rachelremen.com.
I really agree with Dr. Remen that many times wounding and healing are not opposites and that it is our wounds that enable us to be compassionate with the wounds of others. I love this quote tremendously.