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Monday, January 18, 2016

CONGRESS OF AFRICAN PEOPLE'S (CAP)/HARAMBEE PLAN'S IMHOTEP HEALTH AND WELLNESS POLICY: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE


IMHOTEP HEALTH AND WELLNESS POLICY: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE 

A. PRINCIPLES

1. FOOD IS OUR MEDICINE, NOT DRUGS!! THEREFORE, WE RECOGNIZE A DIVINE RELATIONSHIP WITH ORGANIC FOOD FROM THE EARTH, NOT TO BE REGULATED BY ALIEN MEN OR LAWS. SOUL FOOD SHOULD BE REDEFINED AS RAW OR VEGAN AND FISH OR FOWL IN MODERATION.
2. ANY EFFECTIVE HEALTH CARE DELIVERY SYSTEM, MUST BE NEED BASED AND PEOPLE DRIVEN, AND NOT MOTIVATED BY PROFIT.
3. HEALTH CARE IS A BASIC HUMAN RIGHT, NOT A PRIVILEGE.
4. IN THE IMHOTEP SYSTEM, PREVENTION IS PRIMARY AND FUNDAMENTAL; SURGERY AND OTHER OPTIONS ARE SECONDARY. THUS, WHOLISTIC MEDICINE IS GIVEN EQUAL VALUE AS INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE, WHERE EACH ARE DETERMINED BY NEED.
5. PAN AFRICAN UNIVERSITIES ISSUING DOCTORAL, PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT (PA) AND NURSING DEGREES, MUST DEVELOP STANDARDIZED CURRICULI, SUCH THAT GRADUATES CAN PRACTICE ANYWHERE IN THE PAN AFRICAN WORLD WITHOUT DISCRIMINATION AND/OR PREJUDICE.
6. UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE IS THE ULTIMATE GOAL WHEREVER AFRICAN PEOPLE RESIDE. THIS IS A BASIC HUMAN RIGHT.
7. SPIRITUALITY IS RECOGNIZED AS AN ESSENTIAL COMPONENT OF HEALTH CARE IN THE AFRICAN COMMUNITY. RECOGNITION OF THE BODY AS A TEMPLE IS A DIVINE CONCEPT, AND THEREFORE HEALTH AND WELLNESS BECOME FORMS OF WORSHIP. 

B. PRACTICE 

1. EVERY MORNING SHALL BE MET WITH A FORM OF EXERCISE, MEDITATION AND OR PRAYER, GIVING RECOGNITION TO THE DIVINITY WHICH RESIDES IN EACH OF US. THESE CAN BE DONE IN COLLECTIVE OR PERSONAL SETTINGS, THOUGH THE FORMER IS PREFERRED, (E.G.TAI CHI IN ASIAN CULTURE).
2. WELLNESS CLINICS SHALL BE ESTABLISHED IN EACH COMMUNITY, AND CAN BE RUN BY HEALTH PRACTITIONERS WHO ARE LICENSED BY AN AFRICAN BOARD OR A CERTIFIED QUEEN MOTHER PROGRAM.
3. ALL FORMS OF MEDIA SOURCES SHALL BE USED TO EDUCATE OUR COMMUNITIES IN MATTERS OF HEALTH AND WELLNESS, BASED ON THE PRINCIPLES ABOVE.
4. BICYCLE, YOGA, MARTIAL ARTS, MASSAGE, WALKING CLUBS SHOULD BE ENCOURAGED AND NETWORKS ESTABLISHED BETWEEN GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATIONS AND TRIBAL/NATIONS TO EXCHANGE INFORMATION AND/OR TECHNIQUES DEVELOPED.
5. THE GROWING AND USE OF HERBS IN MEDICINE IS A SACRED PRACTICE IN THE AFRICAN COMMUNITY AND A SYSTEM OF PASSING ITS KNOWLEDGE FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION MUST BE ESTABLISHED.
6. AROMATHERAPY, ACUPUNCTURE, CRYSTALS AND OTHER MODALITIES CAN BE INCORPORATED INTO OUR SYSTEM, BUT INTRODUCED IN CULTURAL CONTEXT WHERE THERE VALUE IS MEASURED AS A COMMUNITY ENTERPRISE, NOT DEFINED BY ALIEN INTERESTS.
7. PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUES SHOULD BE ADDRESSED BY A COMMISSION COMPRISED OF ALL SECTORS OF THE HEALTH FIELD, AND FROM ALL REGIONS IN THE GLOBAL PAN AFRICAN COMMUNITY. NO ALIENS CAN SERVE ON THIS BODY AS IT WILL ALSO BE ADDRESSING THE MANY FORMS OF GENOCIDE INFLICTED ON OUR PEOPLE GLOBALLY.
8. KEY TO THE GROWTH OF THE HOLISTIC HEALTH  MOVEMENT, AND THE INSTITUTIONALIZATION OF A NEW HEALTH CARE DELIVERY SYSTEM IN OUR COMMUNITIES IS AN INSURANCE INDUSTRY WHICH WILL INSURE IT'S PRACTICES AND PRODUCTS. THIS IS A KEY ELEMENT WHICH WILL ALLOW THOSE PRACTICING HOLISTIC MEDICINE TO BE INSURED UNDER SUCH A SYSTEM.
9. SUCH A NEW HEALTH CARE DELIVERY SYSTEM SHALL BE SYSTEMATIZED AS A MINISTRY, AND ITS PRACTITIONERS ARE MINISTERS WHO ARE ORDAINED AND CERTIFIED TO PRACTICE BY A MINISTERIAL BOARD. THIS ALLOWS FOR THE PRACTICE OF KUJICHAGULIA (SELF DETERMINATION) AND UJAMAA (COOPERATIVE ECONOMICS). IT ALSO IS THE PRACTICE OF MA'AT, IN THE CONTEXT THAT WHEN A SYSTEM IS IN A STATE OF DISHARMONY, MA'AT TEACHES THAT WE INITIATE A PROCESS WICH WILL BRING THAT SYSTEM BACK INTO BALANCE, THUS ESTABLISHING ORDER ONCE AGAIN. HARMONY, BALANCE AND ORDER ARE BASIC PRINCIPLES OF MA'ATIAN SPIRITUALITY, WHICH FORM THE BASIS OF UNITY AND HEALTH IN OUR COMMUNITY.



10. RESEARCH SHALL BE DONE TO ESTABLISH A SCIENTIFIC FOUNDATION FOR THE PRACTICE OF HOLISTIC MEDICINE IN TERMS OF ESTABLISHING CRITERIA FOR DOSAGES AND CONTRAINDICATIONS WITH OTHER HERBS OR MEDICINES. ALSO, PROTOCOLS WILL BE ESTABLISHED FOR THE PRACTICE OF SPIRITUAL BASED HEALING MODALITIES, WHICH MAY NOT FOLLOW SCIENTIFIC METHOD, BUT ARE JUST AS MUCH A PART OF THE CULTURAL FABRIC AND LEGACY IN OUR COMMUNITY.

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