I am sitting home watching some television and it seems every other commercial is an ad about some drug, to help a health problem. Biologics (is a medication that suppresses the immune system) for auto immune problems like Crohn’s disease, psoriasis, and arthritis. Maybe a drug to stop from urinating too often, or drug for opioid constipation. The one similarity all these commercials have is they promise no cure and heavy list of side of effects. Side effects is just a politically correct way of saying these drugs can hurt you. Sometimes fatally.
I am constantly espousing to everyone I meet to stop managing your health problems and finally get well. When it comes to our health decisions fear drives many of our decisions, and our experts are promoting treatments that are harmful. For instance if you take an SSRI anti-depressant, there is an 80% chance you will have some kind of sexual dysfunction. There is a chance you will gain weight. There 5 times greater chance you will die prematurely. All adding up to never actually solving the problem and having to live with these potentially harmful effects of the drugs. This incredibly persuasive belief about how to treat humans is costing lives and dollars. People living with their ailments for 20 or 30 years and sometimes longer. As life goes on more and more symptoms appear, the person becoming weaker and sicker, and needing more drugs just to be comfortable. Taking drugs to quell just the side of effects of the drugs.
In 1819 Samuel Hahnemann wrote a book called the Organon. It was a book on how to practice medicine and cure the ailments of human beings. In this book he wrote about the physician’s mission, and using antipathic, allopathic and last homeopathic treatments in the book. He gave examples in nature why homeopathy was true, and spelled definitively that the present medical model was hurting humans. Nothing has changed since Dr. Hahnemann wrote this book except that our present model is much more aware of the consequences of their medications and tries to modulate the toxic effects of drugs.
Hahnemann wrote this book in aphorism form or numbered paragraph form. Each paragraph having its own separate meaning and value. The first part of the Organon was written in disgust of the poor treatment of human beings. To this day not much has changed. In this article we will explore the first two only.
Aphorism 1: The physician’s high and only mission is to restore the sick to health, to cure, as it is termed.
What is cure? This should be so simple yet I feel like I need to constantly define it for people. If you have headache, you take a drug it goes away, comes back a week later and you repeat the process. This goes on for years, is this a cure?
If you have a chronic breathing problem you take a breathing treatment, can you ever stop the periodic breathing treatments? For some reason unknown to me chronic health problems are an excepted way of life. If you are reading this article and you have pains, depression, allergies, digestive problems and the list is endless are you willing to stay sick?
Hahnemann wrote this statement almost 200 years ago and yet this goal in modern medicine has never been achieved. Example women take hormones, for their female problems knowing that estrogen can cause cancer. The hormones never curing whatever ails the person. The treatment you decide should be to cure you. Another example is if you have sinus infections two times a year, you take an antibiotic the infection goes but you are left with certain problems and the inevitable reoccurring infection. The antibiotic treatment did not solve or cure the issue.
Aphorism 2 states: The highest ideal of cure is rapid, gentle and permanent restoration of the health, or removal and annihilation of the disease in its whole extent, in the shortest, most reliable, and most harmless way, on easily comprehensible principles.
This statement is beautiful. There are almost no modern treatments that can hold a candle to this statement. Tonight I saw maybe 10 commercials on different biologic’s. Humara, Enbrel, and others. All causing potential cancer, do not eradicate the illness and cause infections. Yet you the public continually allow yourself to do treatments that do not fix the problem. Why? Most likely because the definition of treatment and wellness has been a skewed so badly that we have such low expectations.
The incredible upshot of it all is that Medical Society consistently says there is no cure for this ailment, asthma, arthritis, etc. So presumptuous.
It is because using treatments that are antipathic (against the body), anti-histamines, anti-depressants, and anti-inflammatory just as a few examples, can never cure what ails the individual.
The purpose of this article is just to open eyes and ears to that our modern treatments do not even come close to the meaning of aphorisms 1 or 2 which is what all physicians should be striving for. Please read the article what is homeopathy and understand why using treatments that cause similar ailments are actually curative. It would seem counter intuitive but it’s because medicine made a wrong turn in history (that is another story).