Understanding the differences between germs theory and terrain theory and where it stemmed from?
The modern healthcare system is based on the germ theory. The treatments and therapeutic approaches to the management of most illnesses are aimed at eliminating the primary causes of diseases, which mean bacteria and viruses, according to this theory.
Patients are often prescribed antibiotics and antiviral drugs to treat systemic infections while the local skin infections are commonly treated with antifungal and antibacterial creams.
However, it is important to understand the relevance of the terrain theory in today’s times. Due to the poor soil and the prevalence of toxic metals and chemicals in the air, foods, and water, our bodies have become weaker.
Additional factors like mental stress, lack of nutrients in the diet, increased intake of junk foods have made our body’s defences weaker putting us at a higher risk of developing more serious diseases.
Working on the ‘terrain’ is considered an effective approach to reverse these unhealthy changes.
Strengthening your body by adopting the concepts of terrain theory modifies the body’s internal environment making it inhospitable to pathogens. This would reduce your risk of diseases to a great extent and allow you to stay fit and healthy for years after years.
It should be noted that even Pasteur had somewhat accepted the ‘terrain’ theory. His last words suggested that the microbes are nothing and the terrain is everything.