Let us examine our INCORRECT attitudes:
a.. We identify
any & all abnormalities as Disease.
Even if they don’t cause dis-ease eg. Gallstones Kidney stones, Varicose veins, Piles, Tumors, skin infections etc are often asymptomatic
b. We also identify
the diseased part as Foreign/Alien.
For eg: A Gallstone & Kidney stone is as good As a pavement stone. Lets get it removed even If it causes
no trouble . A lump in the breast has to be removed irrespective of its nature. A Diarrhoea expells garbage which is not part
of us, so lets stop the Diarrhoea.
c. We believe
all lab tests and X-rays & Scanning tellsus of the problems in the body.
Actually these tests are letting us know about how well the body is coping with the disease Process. For Eg.
If there is a severe infection. The blood WBC count which has risen to Fight the infections and the fever is to increase the
immune response. We also believe that the lab tests are more important than the patients state of comfort or discomfort. So
abnormal stress Test in a normal patient means bypass surgery. Abnormal lab tests alarm the doctor and this alarm is often
transferred to the patient.
d.We also believe
that the body is wrong and the doctor knows better:
Hence we expect the doctor to come and set the body right. The body is a Computer
of the highest order and
The body is always right in its action,response andManifestation.
e.We believe Modern
Medicine can reverse diseases.
After nearly a century of research and billions of dollars spent Cancer
, Diabetes, Heart attacks, Strokes are still
Irreversible. Modern medicine has only improved the diagnosis by expensive Catscans, MRI’s ,Scopes put
Into all Orifices, but very little significant change has resulted in reversing these diseases.
f.We believe that conventional medical thought is right.
All heart attacks patients have to be in ICCU, then why in the US have trails shown that patients treated at home do
For years we believed that milk is good for Ulcers, now it is considered bad for ulcers. Fifty years ago, heart
attack patients were kept in bed for 6 months, now they return to work in 6 weeks. So our belief that conventional medical
thoughts is right is proving to be wrong.
g. We are also governed by leading thoughts & ideas.
For eg. It is believed that smoking causes Lung Cancer. Why then all lung
cancer patients are not smokers?
Why is it that all smokers do not develop lung cancer. ? Do we
not question whether cancer is caused by carcinogens or because of cellular DNA changes? Despite the nobel prize winning discovery
that cancer is due to cellular genetic events?
We believe that untreated cancer spreads from one site to another (Primary to Metastasis) How do people operated
for early cancer then develop metastasis? Why are we governed by leading thoughts and ideas put forth by some scientist at
some time in history.
h. We believe that medicine
will cure illness.
Colds will be cured, Cancer will disappear, Diabetes will vanish and Hypertension will settle.
We don’t realise that medicine will only ease us, at the cost of creating
some adverse effect elsewhere in the body .A Politician took chemotherapy for a harmless cancer with low malignant activity
and has developed Kidney failure and is undergoing dialysis for life.
j.We believe that Doctor is GOD.
Even the Doctor likes to believe that as he feels omnipotent We believe
so, because we don’t want to feel hopelessly lost against disease.We
believe that all
Manifestations of disease are harmful , Ageing is abnormal & illness is a adverse happening.
k. We believe that Death is the most disastrous happening:
We believe death is an unnecessary tragedy of life, and intensely painful
,that it is evil, bad should be avoided at all costs. That the doctor will help us to combat/ delay it. We don’t realise
that death is a necessary complement of life and that it is a painless release, the time decided by our DNA and out of control
by the Doctor. So as is rightly said “If your time hasn’t come, not even the doctor can kill you!”