So we’ve learned more in the last 200 years than was learned in the previous 5000?
I have tried many supplements that did not work. I have tried a few that do work. I take those daily.
I have seen some of these remedies work in infants, animals, and yougsters who did not know they were receiving them. It is not all self-suggestion.
We’ve relied on Hyland’s teething tabs for years. Most of the time, as infants, my kids never even knew when they were getting them. They always calmed down within five minutes and rested so well. The bonus was they were a fraction of the price of even generic acetaminophen and ibuprofen. I type “were” because the FDA made Hyland’s start labeling them after 50 years of being on the market. Of course the company had no choice but to pass the price increase on to the customer.
The best alternative medicine is a healthy diet of fresh foods, regular vigorous exercise, no smoking and limited alcohol. Eat right, move, and don’t work at killing yourself.
While I agree that there is insufficient research to support vaccines as the cause of autism, throwing the baby out with the bathwater on all alternative medicine is not the solution.
I’ve been asked to publish a book on my research relating to psychological defense mechanisms and the resulting medical symptoms. It’s finally time. It’s not that hard to understand mysticism and how Jesus did his healings. While I would never compare myself or others to the “Greatest Teacher “ ever, He was a teacher and came to teach us “How to do the things that He did and more in His name.”
Too many Christians say Jesus is their savior and treat Him like a lifeguard who can pluck them from drowning. In the interim they fear water (death) and never learn to swim.
While Jesus can pluck us out after death, He would much sooner that we learn from His teachings and grow to heal ourselves.
The greatest healing of the body results from healing the soul.
He considers vitamins to be a hoax too? Basically that is saying that nutrition is a hoax. Will his next project be to prove that fats, proteins, carbohydrates and water are a hoax?
Sounds like Dr. Offit is one of the good ones.
When I had a whiplash, I went to the emergency room at nearby hospital, my doctor, a physical therapist as prescribed by doctor, and an acupuncturist, in that order.
The hospital X-ray tech made several mistakes, meaning I had several unnecessary X-rays and who knows how much radiation. They prescribed painkillers that were far, far too strong, knocking me unconscious unnecessarily.
The doctor prescribed other meds, with the same results.
The physical therapist made the pain worse.
The accupuncturist, an old Chinese doc, gave me two days of relief every time I saw him. A good result.
The person who eventually took the pain away was a physical therapist who was also a Feldenkrais practitioner. She did zero phys therapy and all Feldenkrais stuff...an hour of her time meant she was working on me for 55 minutes. EXCELLENT result. Pain left, more or less permanently.
A couple of years later, I had to see the insurance company doctor. He was very pleasant and thorough, wrote a report saying they should NOT pay for “ineffective” accupuncture and Feldenkrais — the ONLY things that helped. The medical racketeer, protecting others.
So, no, I’m not very interested in conventional medicine, tho someday I may need surgery or something like that, so I leave the door open. But I simply do not believe in it. And try to live in such a way that I don’t need to get into the medical merry-go-round. Do not trust BigPHarma nor BigDoc.
I still drink chicken soup and eat hot chili when I have a cold.
Ordinary sea water still seems to work the best at healing cuts. I once had a nasty cut on my knuckle that festered for weeks UNTIL I went swimming in the ocean. Within a short time it completely healed that wound.