When we look at an illness, we usually look at it functionally – which part of the body or being does it affect.
But there’s another perspective that is rarely mentioned. Maybe because it’s harder to pin-point than an area of the body. Our need to know the answer often trumps the process of figuring things out.
However… there is a real benefit to thinking about illness from this other perspective: transient versus systemic.
Why? Because it helps to manage the expectations. It changes the treatment plan, the duration, the amount of effort required.
Finding out which one you have determines the healing process – is this just a phase in your life, or does this require a change to your whole way of being?
Transient versus Systemic Health Conditions
Transient illness relates to a condition which is passing by, whereas systemic illness is one that is born from the foundations of your body.
Think of transient illness as being in transit in an airport. It can take awhile to get out of transit - but most of the time, there's a way.