EBTV presents host Evita Ochel and featured guest Dr. Larry Malerba, D.O. in a dialogue about the role of metaphysics in medicine, and the limitations and biases of conventional medicine and science.
Dr. Malerba is a physician, educator, and writer whose mission is to build bridges between holistic healing, conventional medicine, and spirituality. He is the author of 2 books, Green Medicine: Challenging the Assumptions of Conventional Health Care and his new book Metaphysics & Medicine: Restoring Freedom of Thought to the Art and Science of Healing, as well as countless articles on his own site, as well as on various popular media.
“It is a disturbing reality that modern medicine believes it can heal illness without consideration for the role of consciousness.” ~ Dr. Larry Malerba, D.O.
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General topics covered in the video include:
A summary of how Dr. Malerba became professionally involved as a holistic physician. (2:05)
Dr. Malerba’s view of the conventional medical system. (3:47)
- link to report 2004 Death by Medicine
How metaphysics influences medicine. (7:23)
- the limitations of materialism
The consequences of medicine failing to incorporate our new quantum world-view. (10:50)
- the influence of reductionism
How reductionism brings about the illusion of control and leaves us with a fragmented world-view. (14:12)
How mechanism in Western medicine confuses association with causation, and results in circular thinking. (16:36)
How rationalism is one of the most flagrantly abused ‘isms’ of Western medicine. (19:26)
The financial limitations of individual patient care in light of the current medical model. (25:46)
How objectivism dismisses patient’s experiences, fuels its own biases, and objectifies the body and disease. (28:42)
How conformism has limited both patients and healthcare providers into a limited way of thinking. (30:55)
How skepticism limits our progress and potential. (39:09)
- an example of how the Measles outbreak and vaccination policy is influenced by skepticism
- Societal next steps given the challenges of modern medical science. (47:31)
“While medical science projects an image of fact-based certainty, its very foundation is predicated upon unspoken metaphysical beliefs.” ~ Dr. Larry Malerba, D.O.
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