Through words we are taught to label the myriads of stimuli that enter our sensory portals. Conventional medicine focuses on physical problems. It offers medicines and other mechanical manipulations (hormones, surgery, genetic alterations) as ways of dealing with problems. We are conditioned through the use of the term, medicine, to view these mechanical approaches as therapies of choice. This focus also tends to shut off awareness of other ways of understanding and dealing with disease and dis-ease.