Conventional vs. Self-healing medicine — SWOT analysis.

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10/01/2021 15:40

The SWOT analysis shows a mirror image between modern and self-healing medicines' weaknesses and strengths. Thus, Integration is essential.

Conventional vs. Self-healing medicine.

Integrating the two major medical and philosophical approaches is mandatory! It will optimize the diagnosis and therapy of many chronic patients worldwide.


The required conclusions. (Which do not exist in reality.)

  • Modern medicine - provides an excellent response to urgent and short-term cases where self-healing is impossible, such as genetic diseases, the elderly and children, pregnant women, emergency cases, and severe injuries. (Of all types)
    • Conventional medicine has advanced diagnostic tools and lab tests essential for a better diagnosis.
  • Self-healing medicine has inherent advantages in balancing the body, mind, and spirit required for recovery from severe illnesses, chronic diseases, continuous disability, and in all situations where the spirit's triumph on the body is part of recovery. (Physical and mental)


Conventional Medicine VS. Self-Healing Functional Medicine.


Conventional Medicine

Conventional Medicine.

Self-Healing Medicine

Self-Healing Medicine.

Philosophical Aspects.

View of the human body.

It is seen as a machine – tissue, flesh, and bones.

Seen as One Unified Entity.

Mind, Body & Spirit.

It is seen as Three Separate entities.

Mind, body, and spirit are reflections of each other.

The role of medicine.

To fight infection;

Combat diseases by suppressing symptoms.

Restores harmony, which makes symptoms disappear.


How is the diagnosis obtained?

After a long series of tests.

After hearing the patient's story and examining easy-to-evaluate signs and symptoms. 

Laboratory testing.

A wide range of tests, both invasive and non-invasive.

Basic lab testing.

Time spent with the patient.

It varies, but for non-invasive procedures, it usually takes minutes for each session.

It varies but often requires much longer sessions than conventional medicine.


The focus of treatment.

Organs/ Systems.

Restores blocked energy – Holistic.

Types of Treatments.

Invasive procedures;

The extensive use of pharmaceuticals.

Promotes Self-healing;

Uses herbal medicines.

Purpose of Treatment.

Only sick care.

Comprehensive healthcare.

Medical centers, therapists, supervision & control.

Medical centers.

Hospitals, institutes, health centers, laboratories.

Usually, there are small clinics, although there are departments in big health centers.


Licensed Medical Doctors and Nurses. 

A large variety of therapists. They are not always licensed.

Supervision & control.

Tight supervision and control.

Partial supervision and control.



Analysis of Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats. (SWOT)


Conventional Medicine

Conventional Medicine.

Self-Healing Medicine

Self-Healing Medicine.


  1. Covers all medical aspects.
  2. Available all around the world.
  3. Technologically advanced.
  4. Sophisticated lab tests.
  5. Highly skilled & trained professional staff.
  6. It does not demand lifestyle changes.
  7. Fast results with medications.
  8. Tight supervision & control.


  1. It deals with the causes and not the symptoms.
  2. Holistic. All body is treated.
  3. Long-term results.
  4. Heals the body, mind & spirit to achieve balance.
  5. Supports preventive medicine.
  6. Uses mostly herbal medicine without addiction. 
  7. Usually, there are fewer side effects.
  8. It is generally cheaper than conventional medicine.


  1. It deals with the symptoms and not the causes.
  2. Not holistic. Treats the symptomatic organ.
  3. Looks at the body as flesh and bones only.
  4. Not suitable for Chronic Diseases.
  5. It does not support preventive medicine.
  6. It makes patients drug-dependent for long periods.
  7. It creates many side effects.
  8. It is expensive if not appropriately insured.
  1. Requires lifestyle changes.
  2. Uses only basic technology — simple diagnostic tests.
  3. It does not perform invasive treatments.
  4. Treatment and recovery sometimes require long periods.
  5. Therapists and clinics are not always licensed.
  6. Poor regulation, supervision & control.
  7. Lower availability.
  8. Often not covered by health insurance.


  1. The simultaneous use of both medical approaches while creating synergy.
  2. Better recovery in chronic diseases and others with no effective drug or invasive treatment.
  3. New options for treating complex diseases such as cancer and autoimmune diseases.
  1. The simultaneous use of both medical approaches while creating synergy.
  2. It is an opportunity to eliminate the inferior image and enter the conventional medical establishment in an orderly and complete manner.
  3. The use of advanced technology is essential in medicine advocating self-healing.
  1. Chronic morbidity has already reached epidemic proportions without a good response from conventional medicine.
  2. The modern way of life presents conventional medicine with enormous challenges that are difficult to expect today.
  1. There are many healing techniques without a unifying theory.
  2. An inferior image almost always causes patients to try conventional medicine first.
  3. Self-healing medicine cannot perform comprehensive tests or invasive procedures that are sometimes necessities of reality and can not provide a complete solution.


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