On Rooms and Roaming

“Have patience with everything unresolved in your heart
and try to love the questions themselves
as if they were locked rooms . . .
the point is, to live everything.
Live the questions now.
Perhaps then, someday far in the future,
you will gradually, without even noticing it,
live your way into the answer.”
From Letters to a Young Poet

Leaning back in his chair, he smiled knowingly and said, “One thing I’ve noticed: no one has ever gone back once they chose this.”

Was he talking about abandoning the dark side of the force? Or was it leaving Voldemort to fight against the Death Eaters?

Well, no . . . he was talking about physicians who chose to practice orthomolecular medicine never going back to their old ways of treating patients. Despite persecution. Despite losing their licenses. Despite being unfairly targeted by state medical boards and insurance companies. Never turning back to what they had been conditioned to do through years of medical training . . . .

I was sitting with two veteran physicians in the field of orthomolecular medicine, talking over dinner in a Japanese restaurant. I had just joined them after spending a day at an orthomolecular medicine conference. They were in their sixties, sitting there with their healthy Sushi–one would never have thought of them as courageous warriors, but that was what they were. They, like other physicians, never turned back once they made the choice to use orthomolecular interventions. No matter what they had to face for making such a choice. They had been tested for decades, while I was just stepping into the maelstrom of conflict between traditional medicine and alternative medicine–a war involving information–information that could cause the collapse of traditional medicine and all the industries that depend on its continued survival.

Once information has been shared, applied, found practical and powerful, and then taught to others–there is no turning back. It’s impossible once a key has turned, opened a door to a new room, and allowed a glimpse into broad vistas, to insist that the world consists of one’s studio apartment.

Like the Room of Requirement at Hogwarts, these rooms can be a place of refuge, a place of hidden treasures, and a place to congregate:

The Room of Restoration

Mental health can be rapidly restored through the appropriate use of orthomolecular interventions, i.e. through nutrition, detoxification, and the facilitation of natural healing processes.

The Room of Safety

In addition to being astoundingly powerful healing tools, nutritional supplements have a large range of safety when it comes to dosage.

The Room of Enlightenment

Just because a patient “relapses” when a medications is stopped does not mean that the patient was ill. It could be due to withdrawal symptoms from lowering medications. Not everything can be blamed on the patient’s illness.

The Room of Freedom

Withdrawal symptoms from lowering medications, like the underlying causes for the illness, can be ameliorated with the appropriate application of orthomolecular principles.

The Room of Cooperation

Everything in the body is interdependent. There are no hierarchies within the body when it comes to function. For the orthomolecular physician, the same appreciation for cooperation and interdependence exists in the healing process at all levels.

The Room of Hope

Most chronic diseases stop being chronic when the physician uses the right combination of nutrition, detoxification, and energy medicine.

Is it possible to return to the cramped quarters of traditional medicine after experiencing the spacious roominess of alternative medicine?

As possible as it is to say the world is flat after having traveled around its equator.