Imagine if there was a science of cure … If we had a science of cure, maybe… curing simple illnesses would be — simple? And complex illnesses? Maybe those cures would consist of a set of simple cures?
But, what is a simple illness? Is there a difference between a simple case of disease and a complex one? What about a compound illness?
And cures? What’s the difference between a simple or elementary cure, and a complex or compound cure? Are temporary cures possible? What’s about a repeating cure? How about a chronic cure? What’s the difference? And what about miracle cures? Where do they fit into the big picture? But today, there is no picture.
Today, we have no sciences of cure. Well, maybe one.
We “treat” diseases, often with no hope of cure. Current medical systems treat most diseases with a “ standard of care “, not a standard of cure. We track cases of disease, but there are no statistics for cures for any disease. Medical insurance pays for approved treatments, but will not pay for any cure or cure claim, if the treatment used is not on the list of approved treatments.
We measure the effectiveness of treatments statistically, in clinical studies. Most clinical studies do not contain a definition of cured, so cured cannot be tested, much less documented. Cures are out of scope. Some studies measure cure rate, a statistical measure of it looks like a cure, without any proof of cure in individual cases. Clinical studies, for the most part, measure how well a treatment does not cure. They call it “works.” Most medicines work.
Cures are often claimed for diseases — arthritis, back pain, cancer, depression, fiibromyalgia, gout, lyme disease, Parkinson’s, tinnitus, and many more.
All these claims are simply ignored. None can be validated — there being no definition of cured for the disease. If, or when a patient is actually cured, we can’t tell. Anyone can claim to be cured. Doctors can claim to cure. No cures can be validated for most diseases. Claims are ignored — none can add value to our science of cures, because we have no science of cures.
We can cure a few diseases, and prove them cured. We have medicines to cure a few infectious diseases like pneumonia. We can cure some fungal infections. We’re not sure if viral infections can be cured — it’s harder to define cured for viral disease. Sometimes these medicines cure, sometimes not. We have a science of cure for infectious diseases. But, it’s a very weak science. It’s a “half-science”. When an infectious disease is cured by a treatment that is not yet medically approved — it doesn’t count.
“ There is no cure for the common cold.” is almost a mantra of current medical science. It’s bigger than that. There is no cure for any infectious disease cured by natural healthiness including influenza, measles, and yes, COVID-19. Over 40 million people have RECOVERED from COVID. Not one cure. Why? Because we have no science of cure. What happens after a COVID-19 cure? We have no definition of CURED for COVID-19.
When an alternative medical practitioner cures a disease, it doesn’t count. No cure can be proven. When a conventional medical practitioner cures the same disease — it doesn’t count either, for the same reason.
We have no science of cure for non-infectious diseases. No science of cure for chronic diseases. No science of cure for mental disorders and no science of cure for nutritional diseases. It is not possible to cure obesity, because obesity cured cannot be defined.
We have no scientific or medical definition of cured for any non-infectious disease. We cannot see, much less study, much less document any cures for any non-infectious disease.
The recently published book, The Science of Cures is a comprehensive analysis of a theory of cure. There are no other general theories of cure — except those proposed by quacks, marketing products for sale. The book begins with fundamental of concepts health, healthiness, and illness. It provides an exploration the three elementary types of causes of illness, which cause the three elementary types of illness, leading us to the the three elementary types of cures — based on cause.
Many, perhaps most cases of diseases, are complex or compound. Why? Probably because elementary illnesses are so easily cured that we ignore the illness and the cure. It’s gone. Once it’s gone, nothing can be proven. We only visit the doctor when our illness is long lasting, at a dangerous or crisis point, or difficult to cure.
The Science of Cure defines and describes the elementary types of cures for any curable illnesses. These elements are explored and combined to cover complex, illnesses, and chronic illnesses. The book explores the impact of this theory of cure on many concepts, including: illness, disease, sickness, healing, transformation, placebo.
Cure is a verb. Is a cure holistic or reductionist? How can we tell? The concepts of holistic and reductionist treatments are easily defined, such that we can easily determine if any treatment is holistic, reductionist, or a blend.
Is prevention better than cure? Perhaps, but, not when we are sick. Can any preventative cure a present illness? No, because cured is not defined. In addition, when an illnesses can cause a secondary disease — a cure is the best preventative.
The Science of Cure is a condensation, expansion, and exploration of the concepts introduced in the books The Elements of Cure and A Calculus of Curing — developed over several years of research and writing for the blog site Healthicine — the Arts and Sciences of Health and Healthiness. It is also an expansion of the papers A Definition and Exploration of Cure published on Academia.edu in July 2018 and A Theory of Cure, 2019. This book defines fundamental concepts of cure, cures, curing, and cured, and many related topics including cause, illness, disease, sickness, treatment, remission, and recurrence.
It’s time for a science of cures. We can learn to cure any disease. We need to begin with the basics, a clear and comprehensive definition of cure — based on a clear understanding of the basic causes of elements of illness.
to your health, tracy
Author: The Science of Cure
Originally published at http://healthicine.org.