I first heard the term, it’s the environment stupid when reading a book by well know cell biologist Bruce Lipton. He commented: (when learning to clone stem cells) “if the cells were not doing well, the first thing to look at was the environment before examining the actual cells.”
Humans are a Collection of Cells
The human body is a collection of cells. Each cell has a job to do. Each cell has an ‘environment’ it sits in and links and interacts with the cells around it.
Likewise, if you looked at our society you would see we are a community of cells working or not working together. What affects one ‘cell’ or area, sooner or later affects the other ‘areas!’
Our Environment Matters
When a person is unwell the doctor will treat the visible symptoms, the person presents with and then send them on their way. In some aspects of medicine that is perfectly fine. But not always. This is a bit like treating the cell and disregarding the environment it is in. If a person returns to the environment that caused their problem, that person is likely to suffer the same symptoms again.
Whenever there is a problem, be it mental or physical, there are two environments involved. One between your ears and the one surrounding you.
Health is Mental and Physical
Modern medicine often treats the body without looking at the mind, they are kept apart. Even with a common cold, the environment of the mind is having an effect. If a person is feeling down then the effects of the cold are more pronounced.
There are two environments that affect whether we survive, thrive or die!
Why not adopt a holistic approach to medicine? Why not treat both the body and the mind? For too long medicine has treated the body and not paid attention to the environment of what is between the ears and the environment that the patient is returning to.
Hypnosis is a Complementary Medicine
There are many treatments out there for treating the environment and that have been lumped in with what is called alternative therapy. Hypnosis is not an alternative but is complementary to mainstream medicine.
Fortunately, there are more and more medical professionals coming around to this and I look forward to the day when the medicine is taught from a holistic point of view.