Ever seen or heard of people who would come in for addiction treatment over and over again – like they almost always come in for the same problem with the same sense of empowerment? You could throw as many drugs at them or do all kinds of physical interventions but nothing changes. 

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If you’re just living in your physical body, doctors can help you just fine. But if you’re living in your physical body and your spiritual body is in need of healing, then they would have a hard time doing that. Western medicine tries to generalize in this physics-based realm, which is very important. But there’s also this spiritual realm addressed mainly by alternative medicine

In this episode, Duane speaks with Mona Balogh and she’s going to talk about her book, “How to Stay Out of My Emergency Room: Master Your Health and Find Joy in Your Life by Balancing the Power of Your Mind, Your Body, and Your Higher Self.”

Today, Mona talks about her discoveries as an ER doctor and working with people who were continually coming into the ER. And she was left wondering why they kept coming back. Nothing was changing. Until one day, she stumbled into an addiction treatment conference that shifted everything for her. She began looking through her clients and realized that the bigger issue was not just the behavior, but it was something spiritual – an emptiness in their soul that needed to be filled.

In this episode, you will hear:

  • How her spiritual awareness journey began
  • Who are the frequent flyers?
  • How the addiction medicine conference became her turning point
  • How energy medicine is applied to addiction treatment
  • The power of someone who compassionately sees you
  • The difference between Western medicine and alternative medicine
  • Dealing with the pressure of doing alternative medicine being an allopathic doctor
  • The 2 separate, but related paths mentioned in her book that can be achieved through meditation

Key Quotes:

[06:15] – “Drug addicts and alcoholics have an emptiness in their soul and that emptiness needed to be filled with something.”

[07:03] – “Frequent flyers are people who would come in over and over again, almost always for the same problem with the same sense of empowerment.” 

[08:35] – “It’s this huge gorilla in the room that’s completely being ignored. I’m rolling my eyes, they’re rolling their eyes back at me. And nothing’s changing.”

[10:54] – “Whether you’re the addict or you’re the treater of the addiction, or just the loved one or caregiver – it’s enormous work because you’re dealing with an enormous gorilla.”

[14:22] – “The 12-step program is all about having others listen and hear you, but not getting away with anything that they don’t already know.”

[15:20] – “Western medicine tries to generalize in this physics-based realm, which is very important… but then, there’s a special realm, which is what the alternative medicine addresses.”

[16:20] – “One of the things that nontraditional medicine has opened my eyes up to is the richness and the beauty of the special treatments.”

[21:32] – “There’s something far greater, far better than our physical self.”

[25:06] – “To get to the point where you’re always striving towards your higher self, your Yang self, you need to know how to meditate and how to behave within that meditation.”

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Supporting Resources:

“How to Stay Out of My Emergency Room: Master Your Health and Find Joy in Your Life by Balancing the Power of Your Mind, Your Body, and Your Higher Self”

www.MonaBalogh.com