Is there an innate healing system within the body, capable of facilitating the healing process? If there is, could it be an aspect of our human potential? And if this is so, what is the mechanism that triggers this potential? For millennia, many scientists, philosophers, healers, and spiritually minded people have asked these very same questions.
We now live in an age where more and more people are becoming aware of the powers of their innate healing system, and the near infinite capabilities of human potential. Yet, still, we don't know if there is a mechanism that triggers these capabilities, and if there is, how it could be triggered. Modern medicine dismisses profound healings as "spontaneous remissions," and thinks a person has a better chance of being struck by lightning than of having one of these healings.
Others are not so dismissive and believe that within profound, or miracle, healings may lie secrets of nature not yet tapped. Physician and writer Larry Dossey has proclaimed that to unravel the mysteries of miracle healings may take a Manhattan Project for Miracles, or a National Institute of the Miraculous. The late physician Lewis Thomas remarked that, "The possibility that medicine can learn to accomplish the same thing [so-called spontaneous or miracle healings] at will is surely within reach of imagining."
One physicist called the early part of the 20th century the "Quantum Stone Age," because scientists were realizing new and mind-boggling aspects of nature that showed nature to act in a way that didn't appear to make sense. Quantum Theory hadn't yet been fully articulated, so the scientists uncovering these radical new concepts of nature were left in the dark to grope for answers, and didn't have enough ammunition to answer the many critics who said these findings were just scientific anomalies.
Likewise, it could be said that we are in another Stone Age, one in which we are witnessing people using more of their healing and human potential capabilities, but at the same time, we are not sure why or how it occurs. Similarly, there are many critics who dismiss the possibilities of healings and expansion of human potential capabilities as pure anomalies. Just as the Quantum Stone Age ended when quantum theory was born, we will exit the current Stone Age when we are able to devise a new theory and science of healing and human potential.
Quantum-Integral Medicine is an attempt to create and forge not only a new theory of healing and human potential, but a practice as well. At the Center
for Quantum-Integral Medicine, we are dedicated to advancing both.
The theory of Quantum-Integral Medicine blends the newer sciences - quantum theory, complexity theory, and the theory of emergence - with spirituality, in order to create a framework for understanding the mechanism of the innate healing system and the capacity for human potential. The practice of Quantum-Integral Medicine shows people how to apply the theory to their lives, by the use of multimodal approaches.
Ultimately, Quantum-Integral Medicine is a broad field and encompasses not only the healing of the individual, but of society. It does so by integrating science, medicine (both east and west), and spirituality in a manner to change people's mindsets, and open up their thinking to a broader vision of the world, thereby aiding people in realizing the emergence and activation of their innate healing system, and more of their human potential.
Its approach is directly aimed at developing and cultivating the innate healing system and human potential. The practical and experiential manner in which it is taught can be considered a cross-training for the intellect, emotions, body, and spirit. In essence, it follows the directive of the great German philosopher/poet/scientist Goethe who said, "If you want to advance into the infinite, explore the finite in all directions."
And the way it is taught challenges people to ask the hard questions, namely, "Why do we think the way we do?" By doing so, it asks people to examine how we hold ourselves back, through our thinking patterns, from realizing the emergence of our latent human potentials.
At the core of Quantum-Integral Medicine is the desire to assist in the cultivation of a more developed and evolved human being. If this were to occur, it may usher in a new Renaissance, one that will see the dawning of a more peaceful and humane world.
The Center for Quantum-Integral Medicine is interested and committed to helping facilitate this new era, by training people to become leaders and healers of this new emerging society.
A person can become certified in Quantum-Integral Medicine by first taking
100 hours of classes and intensives taught by the Center for Quantum-Integral
Medicine; and then taking the yearlong professional development program in
Vision, Leadership, and Change. By becoming certified in Quantum-Integral Medicine, a person could then
teach and consult, either as an affiliate of The Center for Quantum-Integral
Medicine or on their own; or use the knowledge gained to apply it to their
own sphere of influence.
About Dr. Michael
Michael Wayne, L. Ac., Ph.D., is a licensed
acupuncturist and board certified Chinese herbalist, with over 25 years
experience in the field of Chinese medicine. He has a Ph.D. in the field of Quantum-Integral Medicine,
which is about the science of emerging properties, and how it relates to
the innate healing system and human potential.
Dr. Wayne is the author of the forthcoming book, Quantum-Integral
Medicine: Towards a New Science of Healing and Human Potential. He
has worked as a filmmaker, and wrote, produced, and directed an award-winning
independent feature film.
Dr. Wayne is also the creator of IdeaLab,
an organization dedicated to using creative intelligence and quantum
thinking to develop new ideas that can be implemented in the fields
of medicine and healing, business, science and technology, and the
In addition, Dr.
Wayne teaches a class in Psychoneuroimmunology at Skidmore College
in Saratoga Springs, NY