As a Licensed Massage Therapist, I am inspired by the human body's ability to heal. As an artist I like to create images that simplify the intricacies of Anatomy & Physiology. From vast exposure to Holistic Health I am not unfamiliar with the unexplained miracles that the body can have after being written off as sick or untreatable. There are countless stories of unforeseen miracles yet one that truly speaks to my heart is that of Anita Moorjani.
Ms. Moorjani was diagnosed with grade 4B Lymphoma Cancer and cleared it in 4 days (Liloumace). Her healing came from a spiritual balance that she was able to attain through connecting with her father after her organs had physically shut down. Often in regards to health we merely focus on the physical aspect of being well. However, being healthy is not limited to one aspect but it is most optimal when there is a balance of physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing. When we are aware of the powerhouse of harnessing all facets of our health then we can tap into our own healing abilities. Regarding Ms. Moorjani's story, prior to being pronounced dead the medical staff exhausted every resource available to help her live a little while longer. However, Ms. Moorjani, knew that they were unable to provide the assistance that she needed and it was up to her to tap into healing center.
Traditional or Conventional medicine is well respected and the countless improvements it has made in the world speaks for itself. Since the 20th century outbreak of Cholera, Public Health and conventional medicine have worked hand in hand to keep the Universe well: from Education for Prevention, Immunization to promote Herd Immunity, and Pharmaceuticals for OTC (Over the Counter) and Rx (Prescription) treatments (Ross). Along with countless other accomplishes it goes without explanation that making use of Traditional or Conventional medicine is beneficial for Individual Well Being and Public Health.
“Getting to Know, You: An Art Education Series, is in honor of the unexplained miracles of Holistic Health, such as the story of Ms. Moorjani (Spiritual Healing), and the advancements of Conventional Healthcare since the treatment of the Cholera Outbreak (Public Health). At times we tend to forget the importance of preventative efforts and solely anticipate illness or pain treatments. Through the art in this series I hope to promote balance between the two. Whether you are an OTC wizard or a Reiki genius, the idea is not to denounce one or the other but to isolate an area of the body with art and share healing options through stories or testimonies and reports or data. Therefore you will know more about how Conventional and Holistic Health play a role in the totality that is, You.
Liloumace (2011, August 16). Anita Moorjani's Near Death Experience clears in 4 days, grade 4B lymphoma cancer. (2011). Retrieved from, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjLouLHH-_I
Ross, L., & Aspinwall, T. (1997). Religious exemptions to the immunization statutes: balancing public health and religious freedom. Journal Of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 25(2-3), 202-209.
last update: 1/1/13