When I was twelve years old, my cousin’s family invited a neighbor of theirs, a really cute boy, to our annual family picnic. He had liquid Italian eyes with long eyelashes, hair resembling that of an Adonis, and a delightfully preppy look.
I was smitten. But that night when we all gathered on the beach, I saw him throw a rock at a toad and kill it.
I was confused.
Was he a good boy or bad boy?
The inconsistency of what I thought he was and what he really was tore at my heart so strongly, it was almost painful. In that moment, not even his stirring, dreamy eyes could sway me. It was such a strong cascade of emotions all happening in one day.
By the time we headed home, I decided I hated him.
This is not unlike our love affair with modern medicine.
We love it. But when we find out about its dark side, we tend to hate it just as much.
I am an advocate for natural health; for self-driven care, guided most importantly by homeopathy. While homeopathy can cure more than what most folks realize, there are obvious limitations. Because of this, there are times in which we must at least consider modern medicine.
Most often, I disdain “big pharma” drugs and unnecessary surgeries, both of which are widespread, but when I’m honest with myself, I must admit there is a place for both when it comes to achieving and sustaining optimal health. Bear with me as I explain.
Here’s where conventional medicine shines:
Modern medicine is not too shabby when it comes to diagnoses. Is that lump an abscess? Is it a fibroid? A tumor? This is something we need to know before we begin any type of homeopathic treatment.
2. Acute care
If you’re in an automobile accident and your arm is across the street while you’re still in the car, it’s time to get to an ER. No herb, nutritional meal, nor homeopathic remedy will address this like immediate, acute medical care.
Having said this, it would be wonderful if the ambulance packed a homeopathy kit so that on the way, Aconitum 1M or Arnica 1M could be administered every few minutes for shock, hemorrhaging, pain and protection against infection. See this blog for more information.
If surgery is necessary, and I mean truly necessary, you want your precious body in the hands of a trusted and skilled surgeon. I'm not speaking of removing tonsils because they're enlarged and/or infected; that can be accomplished with Hepar sulph 30 or 200, or Phytolacca 30 without surgery. This is taught in my course, How to Raise a Drug Free Family.
It also does not mean having your gallbladder extracted due to it acting up, because Carduus marianus MT, twice daily, Lycopodium 200, every other day, and Chelidonium 6X has a history of resolving this condition. These methods allow you to keep your body parts. How can anyone argue with that? This is taught in my course, Good Gut Bad Gut.
Antibiotics and analgesics are usually not necessary if you know how to use homeopathic antibiotics, such as Hepar sulph, Hypericum, Arsenicum album, Aurum arsenicum and a few choice others. Additionally, pain killers are not required once you own an understanding of Arnica, Hypericum and Belladonna.
This doesn’t mean we don’t ever consider the use of conventional drugs, but we must have an arsenal of homeopathics in place to start. This is taught here on my free blog. I save synthetic drugs for last, and only when all else fails.
Indeed, we’d certainly want to employ conventional drugs in terms of general anesthesia during surgery, and if I'm in need of a dental extraction, I want a local anesthetic (although, I must admit, I did consider doing without it once).
Homeopathy is also excellent prior to the final moments before death to ease the pain, anxiety, and general suffering but sometimes, synthetic drugs are appropriate during this time as well.
With the advent of the internet, medical information is no longer esoteric. It is now revealed (in just a few keystrokes) exactly the types of effects the drug, test or procedure you’re submitting to will have on you, and others like you. You know … the side-effects no one warns you about. Then it becomes your job to weigh the benefits against the detriments.
In situations other than those I outlined above, I can’t urge you enough to do your homework. Typically, this does not mean you consult your doctor again because by now, you should be well aware of his/her opinion. What you truly need is a different, perhaps opposing to the conventional medical establishment, assessment of the situation, in order to make a well-rounded decision.
No matter how lovely the package is presented; the preppy look, the sparkling eyes, the hair-like an Adonis, you mustn't fall for a platform that may not be in your best interest.
Do your homework and always start with homeopathy.
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