The other day I had an interesting conversation with my acupuncturist about the nature of what we do. We discussed the concept of healing, and whether the needles were even necessary to achieve our goals. There are now more and more practitioners practicing non-insertive forms of acupuncture, such as Shakuju and tapping therapy, and they are getting great results. If this is the case, could it be possible that the needles are just a method to focus our energy enough to create a change? This discussion led me into an interior dialogue about self-healing. We all know that positive thinking aids the healing process, and that belief goes a long way toward speeding up recovery time. So, why is it so hard for us? Why can't we just positive-think ourselves out of the flu, or a stroke?
I remember reading about the decline of intuition a few years back. Apparently, our intuitive abilities were much more sharply honed years ago. Then came the advent of technology. Why would you need the ability to sense that something was wrong at home, if someone could simply pick up a phone and tell you? And now, with everyone being mere seconds away from getting information at any conceivable time, we have almost no use for intuition. It has been stolen by evolution.
As I think about self-healing, I wonder if the same concept applies. When we are sick, we don't need to get in touch with our bodies to find out what is wrong-we simple google WebMD. And once we have self-diagnosed, we run to the doctor. Antibiotics have become the Gods of healing. We are so used to depending on science to cure us that we have allowed our own natural healing abilities to atrophy.