dealing with a Holistic view of health. providing
practical information, theory, and interesting
facts. Among other things, this view suggests
and supports the idea that conventional medical
theory (what I call sciomedicine) and the
common cultural beliefs it has created, perpetuate
and worsen illness (even some "alternative"
approaches have this effect). Perhaps the
main reason for the general impotence of the
sciomeds in helping people achieve wellness
is its focus on the effects of disease - its
symptoms - rather than on underlying causes.
aversion to the medical orthodoxy has arisen
in the fertile soil of study, not mere opinion.
I'm a living medical experiment and would
be dead without sciomedical crisis intervention.
However, therein lies what I feel is the only
demonstrated value of sciomedicine - crisis
intervention itself. Here, it is brilliant.
a major problem is the means of crisis intervention
(drugs/surgery, etc.) are being applied routinely
as attempted cures in instances where wellness
protocols would better serve. Such abuse frequently
leads, sooner or later, to new symptomologies
which then require more lucrative crisis intervention—not
to mention research. There is far
more money in research and ineffective
treatment than in any cure which might be
the flaws inherent in conventional medical philosophy—the
specific disease doctrine, for example—underlie many of
society's habitual assumptions about health, and thus our behavior.
This in itself gives rise to medical/health crises, because it
undermines health awareness, thus wellness. It is, as author Ivan
Illich puts it, a "Medical Nemesis." And I conclude,
as he does, that sciomedicine is not only useless for restoring
and maintaining wellness, but is a serious threat to well being.
on Health Care Reform
anything about the lost chapter in
the history of biology?
Convinced that AIDS is caused by a
virus, incurable or universally fatal?
Dark Closet of Medical Biology
- A Preposterous Theory
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