Prevention or Medication?
One would think that because the medical and pharmaceutical industries have grown as large as they have, that we would have less sick people in the world. But the opposite is actually true. There are more sick people in the world or in U.S., for instance, than at any other time in history—not just in actual numbers but as a percentage of the population.
This, in no way, is intended to discredit doctors, medical practitioners and institutions that have genuinely good intentions of helping to heal people and eradicate disease. It simply points to an ineffective medical system that is focused on illness rather than wellness, that promotes expensive (i.e., profit-driven), invasive and potentially dangerous (or even deadly) medical procedures, drugs or treatments rather than simple and natural effective treatments or therapies that have no side effects.
There’s a Chinese proverb which says:
The superior doctor prevents illness.
The mediocre doctor attends to impending sickness.
The inferior doctor treats actual illness.
According to the above definition, traditional (allopathic) doctors are either mediocre or inferior! However, they are so, not necessarily because of their mediocre or inferior dedication to the healing profession, but because all medical schools that provide conventional medical education and training focus on treating actual or impending diseases rather than preventing them.
While the majority of drugs prescribed by doctors may seem to provide relief (or so-called “cure”) for a disease, most of them simply relieve symptoms or the pain associated with the disease, but don’t cure the disease. For example, the most popular asthma medications (consisting of inhaled beta-agonists), which relax airway muscles, may help asthma sufferers to breathe easier, but they do NOT cure the condition nor reduce the inflammation in the airways.
The drugs that do claim to “cure” an illness by halting the spread of invading germs, such as bacteria and viruses; and by killing cells as they divide or preventing them from multiplying; do so but not without harming the body to some extent.
Practically all synthetic drugs have side effects: that is, they cause effects (including adverse and serious effects) other than those that are desired. Sometimes, drugs provide relief for one health problem, but in the process, give rise to even more serious health problems. So we take drugs that relieve the symptoms of osteoporosis and in turn, acquire a high risk of breast cancer; and we trade impotence for heart disease; or depression for diabetes; and take a pill for arthritis at the risk of getting a heart attack. There are even drugs that are designed primarily to alleviate the side effects caused by other drugs or medical treatments.
And that’s only touching on the side effects of drugs. There are also side effects and serious health consequences that come with medical treatments like Surgery, Radiation or Chemotherapy for example. And even diagnostic procedures like X-Rays, Mammograms and MRIs have their own attendant risks and side effects.
Case in Point: Ever since Mammograms were introduced, the incidence of Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS), a type of breast cancer, has increased by 328%! At least 200% of this increase is attributed to the harmful radiation of mammograms.
Furthermore, Mammograms are also thought to help spread existing cancer cells due to the considerable pressure placed on the breast during the procedure. When you consider the prevailing conditions that exist in the medical industry, you begin to see that your best interests are not served by relinquishing total control of your health to doctors, medical establishments or the pharmaceutical industry.
What this means to you is that you must not blindly accept medical advice as the best course of action for your health. Neither should you be deceived by the multi-million dollar advertising campaigns of the pharmaceutical companies that promote “medicines” that do not cure and often harm.