A doctor cures diseases, but nature cures.Hippocrates
What is the treatment? According to the Big Medical Encyclopedia, "treatment is a set of measures aimed at eliminating the pathological processes developing in a sick body, as well as eliminating or alleviating the suffering and complaints of a sick person". And the arsenal of such" events "in modern medicine is impressively wide. Methods of medical treatment today allow you to change joints, entire organs, parts of blood vessels, implant artificial tissues and mechanisms in the body ... But has humanity become more healthy from this?
The trouble with modern medicine is that in the constant race of "weapons" with new technical and technological means in the fight against suffering, the focus is on disease, not health. The very meaning of all medical procedures is forgotten - cure.
How does modern medicine treat? She prescribes drugs to patients, observes patients in hospitals and actively uses surgical intervention. What does this approach mean for the patient? Continuing to research the work of a doctor of medical sciences Robert S. Mendelssohn "Heretic Confession from Medicine", try to answer this question from the perspective of the author.
Probably no treatment is complete without medication. Every year, more and more effective and powerful drugs are invented. Antibiotics have become so popular in outpatient care that they are prescribed against a wide variety of diseases. At the same time, the importance is not attached to the fact that often much more harm is possible from the side effects of the drug than from the disease in connection with which it is prescribed.
Mendelssohn says in his book: "Another danger of antibiotic abuse, even more serious than side effects, is superinfection. While an antibiotic fights one infection, another strain of this bacterium that is resistant to the action of the antibiotic can cause another, much more serious infection. Bacteria are extremely adaptable to new conditions. Subsequent generations of bacteria can develop resistance to antibiotics, the effects of which were more and more exposed to their ancestors.
... Unfortunately, doctors planted the whole country with these potent drugs. Eight to ten million Americans see a doctor every year for a cold. Ninety-five percent of them leave the doctor’s office with a prescription in their hands. Half of these recipes are for antibiotics. These people are not just fooled into making them pay for something that does not help them with a cold, but they also endanger the side effects and the risk of getting more serious infections.".
Doctors actively offer women hormonal drugs, explaining that these contraceptives are safer than pregnancy. But such an argument contradicts both science and logic. First of all, the side effects of hormonal contraceptives are just beginning to come to light and cannot be fully appreciated. But today it has been revealed that if any synthetic hormone enters the body, then the whole system goes astray. All subtle interactions between glands and organ systems are disrupted. The functioning of the nervous system is disturbed; the mechanisms of sleep and wakefulness are distorted; there is irritability, depression, headaches, insomnia, vascular complications, up to a stroke; possible visual impairment, swelling of the eyes, destruction of the immune system; ovaries stop working normally; normal menstrual cycle disappears. How can it be argued that the likelihood of such changes in a woman’s body is less dangerous to her health than nature-induced pregnancy?
Hormonal drugs are estrogens, women also take during menopause. These drugs turned out to be closely related to the causes of gallbladder disease and uterine cancer. And they are prescribed even for cosmetic purposes and with demineralization of bones. Physical education and a special diet can also prevent demineralization, and this does not cause cancer.
Doctors often do not want to waste time and energy to understand the true causes of diseases, consider the patient’s lifestyle and nutrition. It is easier, faster and more cost-effective for them to prescribe a miraculous medicine that will lead a person to other, possibly more complex diseases, from which even more effective and powerful drugs will also be prescribed than to work on healing the patient’s body in natural ways, “prescribing” principles to a sick person life that will lead him to natural health ...
The next treatment is hospitalization.
Mendelssohn states: "... the hospital is the Temple of the Fate of Modern Medicine, which means one of the most dangerous places on earth". If your condition does not require emergency assistance, it is best to avoid this place with all your might.
The building of the hospital itself is a danger to anyone who gets there. "There are microbes in the hospital that you will not meet anywhere else in the city, not only because the hospitals are so dirty, but also because of the obscurity of Modern Medicine for ritual cleansing.
Hospitals are very far from the standard of cleanliness to which they must meet. The staff of business workers, as a rule, is understaffed. In any profession, people overloaded with work will always try to do only that part of it that is in sight, and even then not very diligently. Thus, if you look closely, you will probably find dust in the corners and in other places that are not immediately evident. Hospital dirt and dust are not the same everywhere.
Food waste of animal and vegetable origin, trash and rubbish, biological waste from the diagnostic, medical, surgical departments, removed tissues from the operating room and morgue, saliva, placenta, organs, amputated limbs, experimental animals, used diapers and pads, scraps of dressing, bandages , catheters, soap, secretory secretions, jars, masks, tampons, sanitary napkins, gypsum, syringes and feces - where else can you find one assembled in one building? All this flies down the same garbage chute, is collected and thrown away by the same people - people who have free access to the wards, as well as to the kitchen, laboratory and morgue.
... And this dangerous situation is compounded by the fact that the hospital heating and air conditioning system carries dust and germs throughout the hospital. Not to mention engineering systems. Hospitals have more engineering systems than conventional homes. In addition to the usual cold and hot water, hospitals also have chilled water, distilled water, vacuum systems, systems for pumping liquids, oxygen, sprinkler fire extinguishing systems (most of them are malfunctioning), refrigerant, sewage, drainage systems, irrigation systems - and all this laid in the walls and floors of the building. In such a situation, the probability of not only accidentally crossing these systems, but also unauthorized connections is very high, which increases the risk of mutual contamination".
In addition, the author points out that antibiotic-resistant microbes often develop in hospitals. Microbes cease to affect people who are constantly in contact with them. What can a cleaning lady or nurse bring on her clothes, gloves, touching you or your bed?
Doctors themselves are carriers of various diseases, as they neglect hand washing, with the exception of surgery procedures. They pass from patient to patient, transferring from one to another particles of tissue on their instruments. Moreover, they believe that they themselves have a unique natural purity that allows them to neglect the basic principles of hygiene.
"Another danger of hospitals is the likelihood of becoming a victim of an accident. In a suburban hospital in Pennsylvania, workers laying utility networks in the intensive care unit accidentally incorrectly marked the lines through which oxygen and nitrous oxide were supplied. Until this was discovered, patients who were supposed to receive nitrous oxide received oxygen, and those who needed oxygen received laughing gas. It took the hospital staff six months to notice this. The hospital administration pleaded guilty to five deaths caused by this malfunction, but stated that another thirty-five deaths in intensive care during those six months were not related to confusion in the gas supply system. Some of the victims were supposedly already dead upon arrival at the hospital, while others were in such a serious condition that oxygen would not help them anyway. If you thought that this was like falsifying data in order to hide a medical error that led to death, then you understood my hint".
But, if you manage to avoid accidents, you will not be killed by drugs, operations, chemicals, then you still have a chance to die of hunger. It's no secret that food in hospitals leaves much to be desired. And malnutrition and malnutrition leads a person to a state of absolute helplessness in the face of any disease.
Of course, everyone knows the psychological state when you get to the hospital. How can you feel good, watching around pain, suffering, depersonalized employees, for whom you are a set of numbers and symptoms. Such an atmosphere causes a breakdown rather than recovery.
A hospital stay destroys a person. Over the twenty-five years of my work, watching medicine in action, I have never seen a personality damage bring any health benefits.
Many people in hospitals have surgery. How effective are these operations and are they really necessary?
Robert S. Mendelssohn says: "According to an independent Health Monitoring Team, there are more than three million unnecessary surgeries. According to some other studies, unnecessary operations range from eleven to thirteen percent of the total. In my opinion, about ninety percent of operations are a loss of time, effort, money and lives.
For example, during one of the checks, people who were recommended to undergo surgery were examined in detail. It turned out that most of these people not only did not need surgery, but half of them did not need any treatment at all!"
One of the common “unnecessary” operations is the removal of tonsils in children. Medicine has been doing this for more than 2000 years, and the usefulness of this procedure in most cases has not been proven. Moreover, many children after the operation become depressed, pessimistic, frightened and generally difficult children. Are they to blame? They are able to realize the complete absurdity of the situation. And this, unfortunately, does not pass without a trace for them.
Another often unreasonable surgical intervention is a hysterectomy, or removal of the uterus in women. Often this operation is done even when another treatment has not yet been carried out.
At that moment, when male doctors ousted midwives from childbirth, childbirth really became a disease. "Doctors did what the midwives never did: they came from the morgues, where they worked on corpses, to the maternity wards to take birth. Mortality rates for women and children have skyrocketed compared with the birth rate of midwives".
... When the opportunity appeared to pump women in labor with drugs to a state of helpless oblivion, the gynecologists became even more powerful. Women, being in an unconscious state, became unable to help the birth of their children, and the obstetric forceps got a guaranteed place in the delivery room. "* Stimulation of labor was also the rule, although the truth for this was only the work schedule and the convenience of doctors. The doctor causes childbirth when it is convenient for him, and not when the child is ready to go through the birth canal.
Stimulated labor leads to such consequences as lung diseases, growth and developmental retardation, other physical and mental abnormalities, as well as abnormalities on a subtle mental level.
The serious consequences of Caesarean section are underestimated neither in relation to a woman, nor in relation to a child. Even full-term, normal-weight infants born through a cesarean section are at risk of a serious pulmonary disease - hyaline membrane disease, also known as respiratory depression syndrome. The disease is difficult to diagnose and difficult to treat, and sometimes leads to death.
"When a baby is born normally (on time and through the birth canal), his chest and lungs are compressed as he leaves the uterus. Fluid and secretions accumulated in the lungs are expelled through the bronchi and removed through the mouth. With caesarean section this does not happen. As a result of one study, it was concluded that the prevalence of this lung disease can be reduced by at least fifteen percent if obstetrician-gynecologists become more careful about caesarean section. The same study claimed that at least six thousand out of forty thousand cases of hyaline membrane disease could have been avoided if doctors had not stimulated the birth before the baby is ripe enough to leave the womb. Nevertheless, the number of stimulated births and Caesarean sections is growing, but not falling".
In the field of heart disease, operations are also not urgent. An effective treatment for the cardiovascular system is to change the diet in favor of a low-fat diet. As well as regular physical education. Such measures lead not only to the alleviation of diseases, but also to healing. Why did the doctors convince their patients that the only way to treat the heart was with drug therapy and surgery?
Surgical treatment of malignant tumors also brings disappointment. The study proved that as a result of surgery, cancer cells spread to other organs. And if the body could fight this, then the cancer would not have developed at all. There are new, advanced methods of treating cancer, again based on changes in nutrition, physical activity, the general situation for the patient, but your surgeon will acknowledge this as the last.
If you cancel all unnecessary operations, most surgeons will lose their jobs. They will have to look for an honest way to earn money, because the surgeon receives money when he does the surgery, and not when you are treated with other methods. And this is a sufficient argument in favor of more and more surgical treatment methods ...
What if there is no faith in modern medicine, but there is a disease and treatment is necessary?
Dr. Mendelssohn calls for vigilance. Be attentive to yourself and do not blindly entrust yourself to the doctors. To study their diseases, stock up on patience, scientific literature and perseverance.
You need to get used to learning about treatment methods, medications before you are prescribed anything. Find out more about your illness than your doctor knows about it. Arm yourself with knowledge. You can speak the same language with your doctor. Understand his logic, see his possible mistakes or negligence. You can correctly ask questions and correctly interpret the answers to them.Doctors get information about drugs mainly from presentations and advertisements of pharmaceutical companies. Learn about these medicines from scientific sources and you will have a wealth of information.
- Get a Doctor's Guide. He will reveal to you information not only about symptoms and treatment methods, but also about which medicines and how to use them, about their compatibility with other drugs and about side effects. Ask your doctor questions, do not let him prescribe medications and operations until you are completely sure that their effectiveness significantly exceeds the danger. Listen to the opinions of different doctors. Do not be afraid to discuss with your doctor the results of the information that you collect as a result of your "study".
- If you decide that the operation is not your solution to the problem, then everything possible should be done to do without it on the way to healing. On the other hand, if you already decided that an operation is needed, then take seriously which specialist will conduct it. You do not care who will paint your car or make repairs in the house? Your health is all the more worthy of choosing the right surgeon for the operation.
- When choosing a surgeon, it is also worth asking questions about how many times he has already performed such operations, how many operations have ended successfully, what mortality from this operation or after the time after the operation.
- If there is even the slightest opportunity to avoid hospitalization, you need to use it. Think, maybe there are some procedures that you can go through at home or visit a clinic at your place of residence, you may have the opportunity to use the service of an incoming nurse, or someone from your relatives or friends will be able to help you.
- If there is a real need for hospitalization, do not choose a hospital, choose a doctor. Surely, a good doctor has chosen a worthy place for his activity or created it.
- Secure yourself with loved ones. You need someone who can be near you, make sure that you have good nutrition, normal conditions of stay, the right procedures, medications, and a decent attitude of the staff.