How will medicine be in the future? Is integrative medicine, practiced already today in some countries enough? What would be “integral medicine”?
In www.TheWisdomFactory.net I had a conversation with Matt Dorsey, integral practitioner and acupuncturist whose mission is to bridge the gap between the present practices which often belittle and exclude the other.
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The closest thing we have to integral medicine is functional medicine. Integrative medicine is a step up from mainstream, Orange, allopathic medicine and includes a lot more, but it’s more like Green (sometimes Orange). Functional medicine starts to look at the relationships between things, both within the UR quadrant and across all quadrants.
The main litmus test for me as to whether or not a medical system or modality is soundly at integral altitude or not, has mostly to do with who the patient is (or where the wound is). If its not based on the healer’s own inner personal and vocational work towards wholeness, its not quite integral yet. Caregiver burnout, compassion fatigue and “the fixer run amok” are common wounds to treat coming out of green and 1st tier, especially in medical professions. From there, the 2nd tier trajectory of “who the patient is” expands from 1) the healer to 2) the healing community to 3) the healing systems. The aging, suffering and dying of healers is a vital theme in all this.