(Gk. pneuma = spirit)
Pneumapathy is a system of medicine focused on healing of the human soul and spirit. As such, it stands apart from other forms of medicine that focus on healing other aspects of the human. Other systems focus on either the mind (Psychology, Psychiatry) or the body (Allopathy [modern medicine], Homeopathy, Ayurveda, Acupuncture, etc.)
Pneumapathy is an essential complimentary medicine to other systems of medicine that do not include healing of the soul and spirit.
Pneumapathy is not an alternative to Allopathy and Heroic medicine, or Homeopathy, Naturopathy, Osteopathy, Ayurveda, Folk medicine and other—it’s healing focus is elsewhere, on the soul and spirit.
Pneumapathy occupies a unique place in the quest to maintain human health. It is well indicated as complimentary therapy. Pneumapathy is however not well indicated in patients who have chemically altered minds that supress the soul, as found with most psychiatric medications, CNS depressants and other psychoactive drugs.
THE IMPACT / CAUSATIVE CYCLE
For the purpose of this illustration, three things can impact on us and if any one is not resolved, it causes illness and that impacts on another thing and the cycle of illness causing continues to spin in a downward spiral of ill health.
Body, mind and soul, each impact on the other, each cause ill or health in the other. For this reason, we take care to maintain our sanity (minds), we take care to maintain our physical body, and we take care to maintain our soul and spirit body. It is the soul/spirit that gives life to the physical body and when it departs from the physical, the organic body dies and decomposes along with its mind. The soul body is that which continues to exist, and will incarnate again in the near future—again with its residing malaise and unresolved issues (if any) that may cause ill. We have to heal spiritually to maintain health in the holistic being of body, mind and soul.
Because the soul has experience (wisdom) carried over from many past lifetimes, and it has direct access to unmodified Prana Energy, the healthy soul is more experienced and better equipped to maintain health and combat disease than the temporary organic brain (mind) and its temporary physical body. Therefore, it makes good sense to make spiritual health and healing one’s primary health care and maintenance.
- Training in pneumapathy at Prajnaparamita School of Pneumatherapy
- International Association of Pneumapathy
What is heroic or allopathic medicine?
These are terms for long in use to describe what is today the standard in physical medicine. The word allopath comes from the Greek word állos, meaning opposite. This was applied to standard modern physical medicine to speak to its approach to use dangerous chemicals that are opposite to the offending organism or symptom. For example, antibiotics kill organisms in the body, hopefully also the offending organism, but what then of the organisms that comprise the immune system, the critics questioned. Critics say, chemotherapy is an atom bomb dropped in the city of the physical body to destroy a single home where the offenders are holed up. This is a system of warfare and aggression, it is the fight for health and a war against living organisms, a very western-minded approach to life. For this reason, also did standard medicine earn the title of heroic medicine—the patient and the physician both act like heroes in the all or nothing warfare they declare in the physical body, both are prepared to sacrifice their lives and health in the war against some particular organism—say the critics. Critics also label ‘heroic’ the idea that one should call it healing when all that one is doing is to chemically interfere to reverse the offending symptom, as we now have with tons of psychiatric medicine, cholesterol lowering drugs, blood pressure drugs, painkillers and other symptomatic relief medications being swallowed every day. For the hero, there is a price to be paid and the probability that it will be the ultimate price is even higher than the label suggests–but it is worth it because we are at war.
Surgeons are not regarded as allopathic doctors. There has always been a difference between surgeons and allopaths.
What is alternative medicine?
The term “complementary and alternative medicine” (CAM) describes a large set of healthcare practices, products, and therapies that are different and distinct from conventional physical medicine.
Whereas complementary medicine is used together with conventional physical medicine, alternative medicine is used in place of conventional physical medicine. An example of an alternative therapy is using a special dietary supplement rather than undergoing surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy that has been recommended by a standard medicine physician.
What is a complementary health care practitioner?
Complementary health approaches are medical and health care systems, practices, and products that originated outside of mainstream physical medicine. They include techniques performed by a practitioner (such as acupuncture, spinal manipulation, and massage therapy) and natural products (such as herbs, probiotics, and fish oil)—all aimed at healing the physical body.
What is complementary and alternative medicine?
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is the term for medical products and practices that are not part of standard physical body medical care. Standard physical medical care is medicine that is practiced by health professionals who hold an M.D. (medical doctor) or D.O. (doctor of osteopathy) degree.