Our Approach: Mederi Care
Mederi: latin; meaning: to heal and become whole.
Mederi Care, practiced as The Eclectic Triphasic Medical System™ (ETMS), is an evolutionary, wholistic-based, unitive medical model that:
- Provides an innovative framework model for integrating holistic and allopathic medicine to create personalized regimens focused on a “whole systems” approach to patient care with an emphasis on wellness.
- Strategically implements advanced clinical diagnostics with modern scientific techniques to aid in the successful selection and application of the most appropriate, effective medicines.
- Synergistically combines botanical and nutritional formulations, targeted agents, diet and prayer as the core therapeutic components of a unified multi-pronged protocol that is tailored (and constantly reviewed and updated) to each individual’s unique condition.
- Implements the latest research and scientific advances at the molecular, cellular, and genomic levels.
Mederi Care/ETMS, comprises three interwoven branches which assess:
- the host (patient); the personal energetic processes or the core constitution of the individual patient (spirit, mind, and body); also, the human relationship with the external environment, their perceptions and influences including cultural, social, psychic and physical levels on the inhibition or promotion of disease
- the microenvironment; various blood and biomarker tests which can be altered therapeutically to promote the health of the host
- the intracellular and extracellular terrain; involving the energetic, physiological and molecular biology and genetics of cancer (ie; phenotyping, genotyping, molecular profiling)
To learn more about our Mederi Care approach, listen to this podcast in which Donnie Yance talks about plant-based treatments with a focus on cancer management.
“As we develop a protocol, we are thinking strategically about the short-term, intermediate and long-term objectives. Because modern conventional medicine is based solely on rational thought, it is intellectual, scholastic, standardized, predictable, and sometimes emotional in character (ie; fear-driven). The result is often less than therapeutic for the body, mind, and soul. In contrast, the ETMS merges ancient wisdom, modern research, and introspective prayer. I think of this process as the cross-pollination of rational-intellectual reasoning with meditative prayer, blending all that we know with what is still unknown in the realm of healing.” – Donnie Yance
Donnie Yance’s unique model forms the cornerstone of Mederi Center's clinical approach.
The ETMS culminates nearly 30 years of clinical experience. This unitive, integrative approach combines essential principles from both traditional and modern medical systems and employs herbal medicine as its primary treatment modality. This immensely rich herbal foundation stems from the American Eclectic and Physio-medical western herbal traditions as well as Eastern (Chinese or East Asian) Medicine, which is regarded as the world’s most extensive traditional medical system. The methodology behind the ETMS is a complex interweaving of modern science with the constitutional energetics and spiritual philosophies of these traditional medical systems whose efficacy has been proven and documented for thousands of years. The theoretical basis of these systems provides a framework for developing novel therapeutic strategies while incorporating the best of wholistic and conventional medicine supported by the latest scientific research at the molecular, cellular and genomic levels.
Humans and plants have mutually co-evolved over millennia and are intimately and inseparably related, from food, through medicine and healing to spirituality. Herbs provide us with a profoundly appropriate and harmonious form of medicine, engaging, involving, and directing energy towards healing and well-being which enhances the vital force in a unique manner. Herbs support the “will” of the vital force.
At the same time, modern scientific research daily validates the foundational principles and practice of Traditional Herbal Medicine, while providing new insights at molecular, cellular and genomic levels. These insights enable ever more refined, targeted and individually tailored therapeutic strategies that are increasing the efficacy, scope, and success of herbal medicine.
Herbs (Botanicals) are foundational to Mederi Care protocols. We respect the traditional practice of herbal medicine and believe that ‘the sum of all the parts is greater than any single part’. Therefore, when customizing herbal formulas for an individual, we use a combination of whole herbs, herbal extracts, super concentrated herbal extracts, and herbal isolates.
Herbal medicine represents the ‘soul’ of the ETMS and is the primary therapeutic modality employed at Mederi Center. We believe herbs offer the most of any of the “tools” in the ETMS “toolbox” to accomplish longevity and quality of life.
Hippocrates said, “make food your medicine and medicine your food”.
Mederi Care / ETMS development of Clinical Nutrition as a therapeutic modality employed by our practitioners retains the traditional “food as medicine” model but updates it with cutting-edge scientific research into the molecular effects of dietary ingredients (or “phytonutrients”) upon cell biology in both health and disease. This approach goes far beyond mainstream dietetics and avoids the inevitable confusions of the myriad “fad” or alternative diets that are commonly promoted as fighting everything from candida to cancer.
Expanding research in the field of “nutrigenomics” is revealing in growing detail the capacities of dietary ingredients to interact with the human genome to directly modify the expression of our genetic material (DNA). These capacities can be utilized to optimize wellness in an individualized (ie; genomically patient-specific) fashion; some of which could include the prevention of disease – for example, the inhibition of carcinogenesis by protecting against and repairing cellular and genetic damage.
The use of diet and dietary compounds for wellness optimization lays the foundation for health, including psycho-emotional and spiritual well-being, as well as amelioration of age-related degenerative processes. The same dietary materials in the form of synergistic combinations of highly purified and active “nutraceuticals,” administered at doses designed to achieve therapeutically active levels at the cellular level can directly inhibit processes such as inflammation, oxidative stress, and angiogenesis that underlie cancer and other chronic diseases.
In these settings, there is a seamless link between prevention and treatment, between food and medicine, and between clinical nutrition and botanical medicine – and the timeless truth of Hippocrates’ quote echoes in the efficacy of today’s advanced nutrigenomic therapeutics.
Spirituality and Healing
The heart of healing is a journey, or perhaps better said - a pilgrimage. Within this pilgrimage are aspects that are unique to each individual. It is a wholistic process, which cannot be reduced to any one component. It is an integrative, moving, emergent, living process that involves multiple interacting dimensions, some of which can be accessed by the scientific and rational, while others may be purely mystical. We need to better understand this interwoven process.
Healing isn’t as simple as removing a body part, doing chemotherapy, eating more of a certain food, taking a fad supplement, doing yoga, or seeing a psychic healer. True healing requires us to go deeper, to the center of our being, wherein lies the beginning of the quest for wholeness.
Human beings consist of body, soul, and spirit. Our body gives us our passion and emotions. Our soul (mind) gives us our cognitive powers of awareness, reason, and intellect. Our Spirit is the pure spiritual intuition of our deepest essence. It is beyond sense, emotion, or thought. In life, we attempt to live in harmony of this trinity within us.
Having a chronic illness invites us to attend to our true nature and be the possibility, which is to live rather than merely survive, not in yesterday or tomorrow, but in the present. This is where space (eternity) and time (our world) come together.
Our map for wellness is to join together time and space, the thinking rational mind and the spiritual mind that dwells within, and to have our being and our doing be a harmonious reflection of each other.
“Religion, in truth, is not a matter of dogmas, beliefs, rituals, or superstitions. Religion is the total way of life, the pursuit of pure Love (God); the understanding of Truth; where ‘ALL’ that we do and are is exemplified as Religion.” -Donnie Yance