Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Can the human body heal Cancer?
The human body is capable of some remarkable things. Often times we just have to get out of the way and let it take care of itself. On the other hand modern medicine does not at all abide by this philosophy. Treat the symptoms, and do this perpetually until all of the symptoms are held at bay. A symptom free patient is a well medicated and helthyish patient. Who cares about actual health as long as we have no symptoms this should be good enough. It’s simple to see why this is the medicinal dogma of the day. There is no money in healthy people.
It is interesting that there are so many different specialists out there that specialize in treating the symptoms of a particular area. The very good specialists can still talk a look at the whole of the human body and realize that in fact the ankle bone is connected to the leg bone and make their diagnosis from that place. It is also interesting that so many marketing experts will claim that their product can help you reduce belly fat. Or that this super food is amazing for your brain. Ok I can tell you that you can’t reduce just belly fat. You remove fat from everywhere and it just happens that also it will be reduced in the belly. In the same way any food that claims to be super for your brain must thereby also be super for your whole body. Again the ankle bone is connected to the leg bone. We are all connected.
There is some relevance that needs to be given to the placebo effect. In a study there was a terminally ill cancer patient with tumors the size of oranges throughout his lymphatic system. The man was reaching his final days of life when a brand new experimental drug was being introduced and he was part of the trial. Within three days of taking the drug he was out of bed and the tumors had reduced to half the size. Within weeks the tumors were all but gone, and the patient had gone into remission. The miracle drug was saline. It is remarkable what the mind can do if given the right opportunities.
This does not mean that all medicine is bad and we shouldn’t take any but I will say that any new medication should be taken with a grain of salt. Always question why this medication is being prescribed and what kind of side effects can be expected. Just be aware that you can’t treat just one part of your body without affecting the whole. This is the practice of today’s doctors, and many times by treating symptoms, now ones are created and over medication can exist.
Take the case of a Seattle Grandmother that was admitted to the hospital with asthma. The doctor at the time gave her steroids to stop her symptoms of asthma. It worked! This also caused her blood pressure to rise to the point that she suffered from vertigo. In order to treat that she was given bloodpressure medicine, this caused dizziness. Now too dizzy to walk she laid in bed and her ankles began to swell, the doctors on staff gave her a water pill, which caused he potassium levels to drop, so they put her on potassium supplements. They also treated her for Osteoporosis which ultimately led to gastric bleeding. She was later quoted as saying “I came out sicker than I went in”
This may not be the norm but over medication is a problem that is rampant in this country. I don’t advocate a mistrust of all doctors, I do advocate seeking consultation with your doctor as to why you are on the medicines you are on. Check to see if you can reduce the dosages or can get off of the medication. The human body can heal itself, often times it just needs the chance to do so.