Jed Shlackman, LMHC, C.Ht. View Entire Blog

Holistic vs. Conventional Approach to Mental Health Treatment, Pt. 2

We know that psychoactive drugs usually affect anyone taking them, and that the problem with supposedly "normal" people taking them is that after receiving some desired effect from the drug a withdrawal phase commonly occurs due to the body having shifted its own chemistry into a chronically imbalanced state to compensate for the drug. In that withdrawal phase the person's mood or behavior is often more unpleasant or disturbed than at baseline. Thus, psychoactive drugs are known to induce symptoms consistent with psychiatric disorders and to often aggravate physiological disturbances related to psychological problems. Fortunately for the medical model and those seeking to promote it, it is able to hide this withdrawal phase by informing the patients that they have a mental illness caused by a chemical imbalance and must take their medicine on a regular, compliant basis so they don't "relapse." Yet, symptoms induced by medication withdrawal can't be distinguished from symptoms attributable to a pre-existing dysfunction. If the goal is balance and health, the medications are logically part of the problem, not the solution.

What causes biochemical disturbances correlated with psychological problems?

This is a key question, yet it is largely ignored by modern medicine. Anything that can influence our body may influence our biochemistry, This includes our food, nutrition, air and water, all medicines and drugs, various forms of vibrational frequencies (sound, color, light, IR, UV, EMF, RF, ELF, etc.), social and psychological stress, thoughts and feelings, and their effects on our multidimensional energy system. If one wishes to promote health they may seek to reduce exposure to that which disrupts our system and increase input of that which nourishes and helps balance our system. Sunlight, exposure to nature, exercise, nutrients, natural foods, massage, meditation, and a whole range of natural phenomena are shown to help foster psychological wellness. Doctors, en mass, ignore that common sense and insist on trying to suppress the symptoms of distress and imbalance. They frequently offer drugs to manipulate biochemistry without conducting any physical examination or lab test to support the idea that there is a biochemical anomaly to begin with. They also assume that a mental state and it's associated biochemical signs are chronic and not just something that can change rapidly as the person's thoughts, feelings, environment, and perception of environment shift. They have no proof that their dangerous treatments are truly needed, yet they have the power of suggestion, belief, and short term medicine effects to create the illusion that they are responsibly treating a medical problem.

In recent years genetics has been a focus of research on mental health issues, with attempts to blame genetics for a range of psychological "disorders." Researcher have failed to recognize the role environmental factors and consciousness itself play in regulating genetic expression. Most genetics research is focused on the small percentage of DNA that has been found to code for proteins in the organism. The function of the majority of DNA is unknown to most researchers, but recent research from around the world has shown that these other DNA segments respond to frequencies of sound and light and the electromagnetic spectrum, and genetic expression can be powerfully influenced by directly manipulating vibrational frequency input or by shifting one's thoughts and feelings, which are key to managing one's own energy field. Manipulating DNA at the superficial level of protein synthesis codes may not have the level of benefits expected by most conventional medical researchers. Future "gene therapies" will presumably be quite expensive and thus profitable for those who have already taken steps to control patents of human gene sequences.

Continued in Pt. 3...