Foundations to Build Upon Part 1
One of the keys to determine whether something will stand the test of time, is to see how strong the foundation is. Whether is it a building, an idea, education, or any dream, it requires a strong and deep foundation. Level 1 of the ACIM Integrative Medicine Fellowship will establish a strong and deep foundation for not only the other Levels but also for the practitioner.
Our Fellowship is not an adjunct to any other type of medicine. In Level 1 we endeavor to create an understanding of what Integrative Medicine is and how it is practiced. Those who have had no background in Integrative Medicine will find this Level particularly helpful in there understanding of Integrative Medicine. Those that have been practicing Integrative Medicine for years will have an interest in seeing how the different disciplines interact with each other. We build on a broad foundation in Level 1 for we know that medical knowledge is ever changing. Getting the basics set in place and then building upon them is crucial to the success of this Fellowship and the things learned in the Fellowship whether you are brand new to Integrative Medicine or have been practicing it for many years. The basics are built around:
- learning to listen to the patient,
- tests & interpretation,
- the interaction of the mind, body, emotions, & spirit,
- toxins & their removal,
- parasites & their elimination,
- the power of the mind and spirit,
- photon therapy,
- electrodermal screening,
- and more.
Some aspects of Integrative Medicine have been used for millennia and others are new. How old or new is not as important as "do they work"? This is a profound question that plagues all aspects of medicine - do they work? It is the premier question to ask. Research and practical experience can both have biases and false results, yet they are the best guideposts available. Intently hearing the client/patient through there voice, their personal medical/life history, their symptoms, and their tests is one of the basics that is learned in Level 1. We need to understand the basics as they apply to a single unique individual as each person is unique and requires a unique plan of wellness. All too often medicine demands of the person that they cannot give and that is to fit into a "normal range". Level 1 helps the practitioner establish a "personal range" that belongs to them and only to them.
Level 1 brings the history of the ancients with the dynamics of today together, building a strong, viable foundation for the future of a practitioner's practice and their clients/patients. Level 1 takes broad brush look at these important elements. Most of these foundational components have remained more or less stable over the last 30 years or even much longer. as much of the training comes from long established methods. The remaining nine levels will build upon and refer to the foundational items taught in this first level. Broad and deep foundations allow anyone to build great and mighty things. For they come to you in trust and hope. "
"They don't ask you to be God but they ask for a path for healing and for hope. Help them find it."