In conventional medicine great importance is placed on giving a name or disease template to the list of symptoms a patient presents. This is done so the healer can prescribe a treatment plan that is believed to best treat the underlying illness.
Without such a diagnosis, conventional medicine is generally unable to make any treatment recommendations to the patient.
From a mind-based medicine viewpoint the naming of dis-ease patterns in the body is seen as potentially highly disadvantageous. This is because any identification by the patient with a previously described disease pattern may only aid in fixating their mind upon the diagnosed condition and its expected progression. Such a fixation may make any movement away from existing conditions more difficult than it would otherwise be.