During the summer of 2010 I received a phone call from an elderly patient who once consulted with me about her rheumatoid arthritis. She was calling to let me know she was doing fine. Then the patient asked how she could tell when she was completely cured of her ailment.
I can't recall, word-for-word, how I responded to her but the gist of it was as follows; "there is no way for you to know if an ailment has been permanently reversed and put to rest. Rheumatoid arthritis has a nasty way of making its presence known, again and again, when least expected - particularly when you abandon the health restoring principles and practices that granted relief from it in the first place. One day you're fine and the next day you're racked with pain in places where none should be present. Or so you think.
Your rheumatologist may tell you to forget the natural healing protocol I put you on and to instead try a new wonder drug he claims can cure your arthritis. As convincing as his argument may be your body has a peculiar habit of storing a memory of all that it experiences throughout life. It has a tendency to want to repeat certain strong and persistent avenues of expression, such as pleasure or intense pain, as frequently as possible.
When you are afflicted with an aggressive and extremely painful form of rheumatoid arthritis and you use medication to lessen the pain or, worse, to 'cure' your ailment, chances are that you will periodically experience recurrence of those sensations for quite some time. This is the price you pay when you attempt a cure of any serious ailment without nature's approval. If you do not include the full scope of nature's curative powers in any effort to reverse rheumatoid arthritis, you are doomed to suffer the steady recurrence of this insidious monster for the duration of your life.
It is only when you allow nature to conduct and orchestrate the great symphony of healing from inside out, from the head down and in reverse order in which the symptoms of disease originally appeared that you will know for certain that your illness is under control. When you allow the great conversion to take place at the cellular level you will know when you are healed of your illness.
The word cure, as it is commonly used in medical parlance, suggests a static, unmoving state, where all movement is subdued and brought to a halt. This is not how natural healing of disease works. To cure a disease has no meaning for the natural physician who knows that all disease is simply unnatural and erratic movement within the body - movement that must be brought back in synchronization with the body's natural harmonious functioning.
The goal here should not be to cure anything but, instead, to transmute and redirect the energy found within any disease state such as arthritis and allow it to naturally reverse its course. To eradicate any disease state we must allow it to reverse itself and proceed backward through each previous state of affliction until the original acute inflammation is reached. That is when the body can truly heal by bringing the initial inflammation under control and allowing the natural healing forces of nature to begin rebuilding the body again along healthy lines. This is the process involved with getting well. You heal toward health and wellness. You don't cure toward it."
I noticed the patient didn't say much while I spoke. That was unusual. She would always keep me on the phone for at least thirty minutes each time she called. She would talk about everything under the sun, except her health. I asked if I had answered her questions to her satisfaction. There was about a five- second pause and then she said these few words and hung up the phone on her end: "Thanks. From what you just said I guess I'm cured of my rheumatoid arthritis. Goodbye."