Instead of speculating on who is helping people and who is not and attacking people personally, let's just simply look at some facts for a change:
In July 2004, Gary Null Ph.D, Carolyn Dean M.D., N.D, Martin Feldman M.D., Debora Rasio M.D., Dorothy Smith Ph.D. wrote a paper that revealed very disturbing facts regarding an annual iatrogenic (induced inadvertently by a physician or surgeon or by medical treatment or diagnostic procedures) death rate of 783,936 in one year. It is further disturbing to realize that as few as 5 percent and only up to 20 percent of iatrogenic acts are ever reported. This means that that iatrogenic death rate of 783,936 is most likely much higher.
As we look at the causes of death from degenerative diseases in America in 2004, it is obvious we are not good at solving this problem on any level.
When comparing the iatrogenic acts of modern medicine in America with the statistical numbers of people dying of any particular disease, it is evident that the American medical system is the leading cause of death and injury in the United States. And when we look at the cost of these iatrogenic deaths, the cost is in the billions. The estimated cost for the 783,936 deaths was $282 billion dollars.
Does anyone have statistics of people who have died from alternative medicine, especially ones that modern medicine gave up on before they went to see alternative people? By definition, a quack is someone who gets a lot of money from someone that claims to be able to cure them with some medical procedure and does not.
Are their any doctors out there that will give people their money back if they don't get better from their treatments? I would gladly do that using alternative healing. Absolutely no problem in doing that. Any takers, doctors?
Just because a person wears a white coat, got indoctrinated into believing medical studies that fit their belief system, and arrogantly profess they know more about how the human body works than others, we are supposed to believe everything they say? It's so interesting to see how quickly these supposedly educated people never indict a doctor that recommends chemotherapy for lung, colon, and breast cancer when they know, or should know, that this practice is not effective and admit that they are doing so, just to give the patient hope. Do we now change the definition of QUACK to accommodate that situation because they are "doctors?" When Michael Jackson or Brittany Murphy die as a result of a doctor giving harmful "advice" and multiple drugs to them just give them a pass? Isn't that scamming the patient?
Claiming that natural medicine does not work are words, nothing more without facts to back that up. Where are your facts on this?
"Snake oil" salesmen traveled around this country selling potions made by drug companies for many years and making promises of curing people with bottles of these elixirs. The word "quack" is an abbreviation of "quacksalver" a 16th-century word meaning a peddler who sold fraudulent medicines in the street. Since to quack meant to peddle to "quacksalve" meant to peddle a salve or ointment, especially one that allegedly could cure any malady. The person who did this peddling was a quacksalver. Today a "quack" means either a fake or unethical medical doctor.
All we ever hear from medi-nerds is that alternative medicine does not work, but where is your proof? We know, according to hard factual statistics that modern medicine is not working well and more people are dying from following it than any of the major diseases in America today, like Cancer, Heart Disease, Diabetes, Stroke, etc.
Looks like a case of the "pot calling the kettle black" to me.
CNT, B.A. biology & chemistry
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