Having grown up following the horrors and paranoia after dropping nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the commitment of an entire generation to ban the bomb and later to banish nuclear weapons, this has struck terror and incredulity in me and much of the world as well.
I have been astonished to see and hear spokespersons for the opposing sides describing completely opposite narratives, both of which evidently cannot be simultaneously true, such as each side claiming that the other is the aggressor. On top of this is the strident, apparently effective strategy adopted by the invader of closing off communications portals and websites, restricting access to the real time actions, while at the same time constructing their own version of events. Brazen, i.e. untruthful speeches even in international bodies such as the United Nations, expressing what is evidently not occurring on the ground goes completely against all I and I suspect many others have been brought up to believe, i.e. to tell the truth.
The contradictions displayed and vocalized by the opposing sides bring to mind “Doublethink” as expressed by George Orwell in his dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, originally published 8 June 1949.
- “Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.”
- “Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing.”’
- “War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength, and 2 + 2 = 5.”
Lest we lose touch with the Covid pandemic, the following sites provide alternative assessments and analysis of Covid and vaccine issues:
PH Online Issue 277 has been assembled to present a multi-faceted array of Editorial Features, Letters to the Editor, Book Reviews and Research Updates embodying in its fullest meaning Integrated Medicine for the 21st Century, including editorial features describing numerous aspects and clinical characteristics across the many realms encompassing Spirit / Mind / Body.
The following articles describe and discuss psychospiritual, mind and mental-oriented approaches to achieving optimal health:
Tao Of Expectations
The Treasure Hunt
Effectiveness of EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques)
Unlocking Your Potential: Mental and Physical Exercise Essentials
Self-Empowerment: Mind over Matter
This group of editorial features focus upon clinical conditions and their treatment approaches:
What Is Inflammation of the Lungs, its Causes and Treatment
Cognitive Dissonance: Is 2021 A Wake-Up Call?
Migraine Sufferers Top 10 Million in UK
Watercress - The ‘Forgotten Super Food’
These articles concern bodywork – cranio-sacral, chiropractic massage – sleep and insomnia and dental treatment approaches:
Working With the Healing Properties of Inflammation
5 Tips to Beat Insomnia and Sleep Better
What Is Chiropractic Massage Therapy
7 Tips on Properly Brushing and Flossing With Braces
Of course, as practitioners or consumers of Integrated Medicine are aware, the diagnosis, discovery and treatment options for each individual’s health complaint are not necessarily simple nor immediately evident. And it ought to be borne in mind that many medical diagnoses have no as yet known causes and thus may be attributable to some unknowable phrase such as “stress” or a “virus”.
There are many disciplines encompassing alternative / complementary medicine including Ayurvedic, Chinese, Nutritional medicine or Homeopathy or Bodywork modalities including cranio-sacral or cranio-osteopathy or chiropractic or massage, each with their own integral systems of diagnoses and treatments. This is why, in my view, training to become an Integrated Medicine practitioner today is a most exciting prospect, offering a full and satisfying vista for knowledge, discovery and fulfilment.
I commend PH Online Issue 277 to all readers of Positive Health for your enjoyment, education and clinical advancement and sincerely hope that by the time we come around to publishing PH Online Issue 278 – 28 April – fighting, bombing and massive refugee exodus – will have calmed down or ceased, and that life may have returned to some semblance of normality.