Many people see disease as a punishment by God, others see it as terrible fate, and most humans would say that disease is an uncomfortable experience that should be avoided by all means, and its symptoms should be fought.
This opinion is regrettable, because disease is something totally different than commonly believed. What is expressed by a disease is an acute sign of a disharmony in the human body. Mostly caused by karmic reasons (of this or, in some cases, a prior incarnation), an imbalance of the energy states has an influence on other areas of existence and finally shows symptoms as a disease in the material human body.
In a sense, diseases are alarm signals that point to a disharmony. Therefore it would be wrong to fight the symptoms as long as the causes for the disharmony are unknown – this is why medicine often fails and has side effects, because the disharmony just gets moved to another area and other symptoms or diseases will show. As long as the causes of the symptoms have not been recognized and worked on, any attempt for healing can only have minor results. Of course not all the details and circumstances of the cause have to be known, but it is important to realize that there are karmic reasons whose details are not necessarily important. Only this way a holistic healing can take place that actually dissolves the disharmony. Fighting the symptoms, like modern medicine does, is not very successful despite of all the technical advances, because the human soul is ignored. The doctors are not considering that the body belongs to a soul, is a tool of it, and that this body reflects the condition of various soul aspects. When you look in the mirror and want to change something of that what you see in the mirror, you would not get very far if you tried to change the mirror. Only superficial success would be possible. It is the same with the treatment of the human diseases. The treatment of the body is like a change with the mirror, there is only superficial success, the true causes remain untouched and continue to be a restraint, this disharmony disturbs the development of the human soul or possibly even brings it to a halt.
But what is a holistic treatment of diseases from a spiritual point of view? First of all, disease is an important alarm signal; a deadly disease is the final, ultimate alarm. Diseases can be avoided when the human being is on the spiritual path and has learned to observe his development so that early warning systems for a disharmony are recognized and thus the disharmony can get dissolved in a spiritual way.