“About two decades ago, my entering into the medical school was a very exciting experience of a life time for me. Life was proofing good, though I was not sure how my father would be able to sponsor my Medical Education. I believed so much that I will become a medical doctor. I was very happy because I finally entered my favorite profession. My parents were grateful as well, and we were excited of the scholarship that I gained to study Medicine. I still can’t be so sure that I will be doing what I am doing today that is being a Consultant Physician and a health evangelist. I never knew it could be possible for me to treat someone physically with Medicine and be anointed by God to heal as well. I am grateful to God that I have seen both side of life. Sooner I realized that a few doctors have been raised similarly.
One day towards the end of 2016, I was inspired to understand the Human Nature better. I understood that, we are just not physical being but exist as Triune. It is very interesting to learn that the body is not just physical but of the body, Soul and Spirit. Recently, as I began to research into books and literature about this concept of human nature. I discovered a wealth of knowledge, skills and information that are relevant for those who might have medically un-explained symptoms and medically incurable diseases. As I began to reason within myself, I ponder why Medical and Scientific research have been predominantly dominated around the physical body and physical health. You might want to reason why the research into other parts of Human nature such as soul, and the human spirit have been under explored. My study of valuable resources and Literature discovered that many people in the World today pay more attention to Physical elements of preventative health alone but aren’t paying enough attention to mastering other aspects of health such as family, social, emotional, mental and spiritual health. With these 6 domains of health in mind, then I came up with a new model of health called the 6D Of Health. That is why I wanted you to refocus and decide for yourself to understand the concept of health and well-being in relation to the Triune of man.
It is interesting that my abstract around this concept was accepted for the Innovation in Medicine Conference by the Royal College of Physicians Excel London UK on the 25th to 26th June 2018. My abstract title ‘Time to take cognizance of spiritual health’ at The International Practitioner Health Summit 2018: The Wounded Healer on the 4th to 5th of October 2018 again was found appealing to most of health practitioners who were audience during my oral presentation at the international conference called ‘the Wounded Healer.’ I had the opportunity to present the importance of Spiritual Health that is not well understood by many people today. There is no doubt, that this has helped a lot of people by using this concept.
My mission is to let people realize and refocus to do more on self-management not just on their physical health such as exercise and diet or perhaps stop smoking or alcohol excess but learn the knowledge and skills in the other domains of health. This is because prevention is better that cure. Also, often many people tend to ignore Spiritual health and other domains of health. Physical health is very important but also, nurturing the body, soul and human spirit will enhance your health more. With this concept we can bring a better health transformation that is urgently required in our communities as a pragmatic step that will save so many lives in our generation, with greater understanding of health and wellbeing.
Dr James Alegbeleye