Thank you for your opinion. It is very very humorous. If I want
health advice I will remember to avoid calling you, AND your
source of too.
There is that people believe and that is shared as if it
is fact. The phrase for this is anecdotal evidence.
I have been involved in alternative healing for about 40 years. This
involved using methods of healing that were not traditional when my
wife had cancer and the doctors said there was nothing they could do.
Through the use of alternative and traditional healing methods. my
wife is still here.
There are people who could have the same symptoms she had and the
methods she used would not work for them. The reason is that the same
cause might not produce the same symptom. Some types of treatment
will suppress the symptom, however it might not address the cause,
and at some point in the future, the original cause might express in
a more dramatic form. Some people are cured by chemo, some by
acupuncture, some by a visit to Lourdes.
As with the food industry, the “health” industry produces products
that my be harmful rather than healthful or innocuous. Produced for
monetary benefit of the company producing the product, not produced
for the health benefit of the consumer.
Pay your money, take your chance, take responsibility for your
choice, and live with the consequences.
When someone thinks one method or product is the answer above all
others, perhaps there is some measure of desperation to be holding so
tight to that belief, and that is where the ability to have
discretion and be cautious may reside.
My wife had a friend who had breast cancer. My wife suggested that
she try chemo as the success rate was so high for her type of cancer.
Her friend decided to use alternative healing. My wife supported her
and participated in her choice, going so far as to live with her at a
clinic and helping her with the regime. Diet, supplements, hyperbaric
chamber. Spent a lot of time and money. She did not want to lose a
breast, she lost her life. Chemo had a high percentage of success.
The alternative methods had anecdotal support, no reportable
percentage of success. I know there are healing methods that are not
recognized by traditional medical medicine. I also know there are a
lot of healing methods that have no validity. They do not harm, but
they do not cure either.