Aging and Traditional Medicines

Different models, different thinking

Technoculture and technomedicine ascribe to a model of human life that believes we grow and mature until sometime in our twenties. After a brief plateau, according to this model, we begin to decline and fall apart. This process can be assisted and ameliorated by systematically replacing bodily components as they break and progressively controlling our internal chemical and hormonal environments until we’re so full of poisons and cancers that we eventually die.

Traditional medicines are generally based on models that assist us to become wiser, stronger, healthier and better overall until we’re well into very old age. They’re based on a worldview that places a priority on discovering why we’re here in the first place, and progressively incubate the best possible environments on all levels to fulfill that vision, whatever it is, so that we can live and eventually die peacefully in the full knowledge that we accomplished what we came here to do.

Which form of medicine we choose is a matter of personal preferences and lifestyle.

Different models, different experiences

Technomedicine supports a lifestyle that is much like a formula car race, where we use medicine like a quick pitstop just long enough to get us back on the road and into the race again.

Traditional medicines are more like going on a mythical adventure. The emphasis with traditional medicines is often on creating daily exercise, dietary, mental, social and environmental practices that all align the coherency of our being to interact with the world as it is in the most harmonious ways possible so that we can achieve our goals while creating the least amount of damage along the way.

Technomedicine enables and fosters an attitude that says screw the damage, give me what I want. Whatever the cost.

Different models, different results

Technomedicine and its lifestyle are expressions of short-term thinking.

Traditional medicines are expressions of long-term systemic thinking.

For many of us, the choices of which medicines to use and when are not clear. These decisions are not black and white. Yet the funny thing about medical systems and processes is that they tend to replicate the worldview they’re based on. So it’s worth considering at the outset of your medical choices what kind of a world you want to create for yourself and those around you.