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Although many studies have been performed on the benefits of alternative modalities, such as homeopathy, and energetic and natural medicines, the conventional medical system and medical schools have been slow to adopt, integrate and train medical doctors in these complementary therapies and approaches to healing. The primary argument that has been given is the lack of scientific basis and scientific explanation for how and why these modalities work.

Science defines the premise upon which our understanding of reality is based. The mainstream in health care has declared that conventional Western medicine is the only scientific medicine. Our current medical system is based upon a materialistic model incorporating Darwinist theories of evolution, Newtonian physics, chemistry, and physical (elementary particle level) anatomy, and physiology. However, through explorations and observations of the behavior of particles at the subatomic level, science has continued to evolve.

Fifty years ago, quantum physics emerged as a new scientific standard and model for understanding reality and has revolutionized our society on many levels, sparking discussion of science vs. spirituality/consciousness and transforming the core of our society.

In my own practice, I saw for myself how effective an integrative approach to medicine could be and began searching for scientific proof of why these modalities worked. I discovered the explanation through the science of quantum physics, which I believe can serve as the new scientific foundation for a truly integrative medicine, one which combines both Western and alternative medicine systems based on a platform of understanding of the new scientific reality as defined by quantum physics. The curriculum I’ve developed for holistic, natural, and integrative medicine at Quantum University already incorporates this paradigm of understanding reality based on the science of quantum physics and how it can be applied to healing. It is my hope that other medical universities will soon follow.

A family tragedy, the loss of my youngest brother at age 18 from an osteosarcoma of the skull, triggered my interest in studying medicine. Unsatisfied with the model of healing I encountered in medical school, I explored many other models of medicine that eventually led me to practice what is now called Integrative Medicine. I soon realized that for these complementary medicines to be accepted and integrated into our health-care system, they must be scientifically recognized and become part of the curriculum in medical schools.

Redefining a form of medicine based on the new scientific model of understanding of the universe according to quantum physics will provide not only the key to solving the current health-care crisis, but will also lead to a new vision of integrative health care based not on disease, but on the full potentiality of the individual.

Our understanding of the human body will expand to include the body’s subtle energy systems and their mental and emotional connections to the physical body. How the mind works will be explored from a nondualistic viewpoint, compared to the dualistic philosophy used today, which will open the door to creative new approaches to healing that have the opportunity to solve problems still unresolved by conventional medicine, specifically in the areas of chronic and degenerative diseases.

The tree of medicine must be transplanted into a new soil, where its roots can deepen and intertwine to reach a more complex source of healing knowledge and bring together all traditions of healing — ancient and modern.

A renaissance in medical education is presented through the elaboration of a new university curriculum combining programs in both natural and conventional medicine, enabling us to tap into infinite fields of healing and broadening the frontiers of our perception of human reality. The concepts of Creative Integrative Medicine will be the trigger for a health-care revolution as they continue to be implemented.

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Dr. Paul Drouin is a Canadian medical doctor, Doctor of Natural Medicine, Doctor of Homeopathy, Acupuncturist, and Ph.D. in Integrative Medicine. He is president and founder of Quantum University and author of Creative Integrative Medicine. Call toll-free 877.888.8970, email info@iquim.org and visit quantumuniversity.com.

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