Illness is a purposeful process of the organism. The process of

healing includes the generation of symptoms which are, in fact an

expression of the life force attempting to heal itself. Therapeutic

actions should be complementary to and synergistic with the

healing process. The physicians  actions can support or antagonize

the actions of nature. Therefore, methods designed to suppress

symptoms without removing underlying causes are considered

harmful and are avoided or minimized. I will teach you all to

regenerate and heal.

Prayer for today: Lord, I ask for a singleness of purpose and the ability to lift at least a part of the burden of suffering from my fellow man. I pray that I will always realize that being a physician is a privilege and an honor. And lord take from me all guile and worldliness so that with the simple faith of a child I rely on thee.

Ernest A Ehrhardt I.M.D. N.M.D.