Here it is, the new year; a clean slate, time of rebirth and starting over. Out with the old and in with the new. Except after a couple of decades of this clean slate business, we all know it doesn’t really work that way. Come January first, or Sunday morning, or your birthday, it’s still ourselves with all our complexity looking back in the mirror. You again.
Present illness processes are chronic in nature. These complex illnesses are often difficult to treat, requiring more time to resolve. Treatment involves an understanding of a patient’s health and life from the past in order to perceive correctly the acute presentation of that illness. It is essential, in the treatment of modern chronic illnesses to recognize the past as it is showing up through the present for each specific individual.