A paradigm is a proposed model of reality. It is an attempt to define and explain the fundamental nature of the world. There are three paradigms in medicine. The prevailing world view of western society is based upon the primal importance of matter and is therefore designated materialism. This paradigm was characterized by Newton who divided reality into two separate and immutable elements; matter and energy. He acknowledged the existence of a third element “spirit” but decided not to address it. Newton’s “energies” were secondary physical consequences of material movements, combustion, charges, etc. In turn they were defined (measured) by the way they physically influenced or acted upon matter. Einstein’s subsequent revelation that those two fundamental elements were mutable, suggested that energy could be the primal element. This conception was the foundation of a new energy paradigm. Discoveries over time established the various physical energy sciences we have today: electromagnetism, thermodynamics, acoustics, kinetics, etc. Subatomic scientists eventually clarified the tenets of the energy paradigm and established its fundamental characteristic; quantum-ness. Quantum mechanics is the scientific description of how things work in the physical energy paradigm. The material and energy paradigms both assume an ascending vector of influence within the dimensions of reality. In the process of developing quantum mechanics scientists discovered that the spiritual element Newton referenced and choose to ignore is the primal reality. David Bohme recognized and described this third element in detail. He called it an implicated (immeasurable) field of influence that was the ultimate source of all explicated (measurable) matter and energies. The revolution in perspective was that the implicate field’s influence, in contrast to the material and energy paradigms, descends from the higher dimensions. Now there is a third scientifically established paradigm called the “subtle energy” paradigm which addresses Newton’s third “spiritual” element. Scientists characterized this element as a higher dimensional “field of influence”. The subtle energy paradigm resembles the world view of spiritualists. The bottom line is that there are two entirely different and distinct “energy” paradigms: the physical energy and subtle energy paradigms. The former deals with classic energies in the fashioning of fix/cure treatments while the later works with fields of influence to facilitate healings. This distinction is typically overlooked by medical philosophers and holistic practitioners, an indiscretion that contributes to a great deal of confusion and wild goose chases in the alternative medical community. Fix/cures are accomplished in the material and energy paradigms, while healings are facilitated in the subtle energy paradigm. A healing influence descends from the subtle implicate field to manifest in the lower dimensional material and energy paradigms as fix/cures for some medical conditions and/or diseases.