Over the years, Medical Doctors have been thought to believe that whatever can not be cured by orthodox medicines, cannot be cured at all. The Medical college curriculum makes no room for teaching in the natural world of herbs because they i.e. herbs are claimed to cure every thing imaginable and thus cannot subject themselves to scientific study; and yet most of the ingredients used in formulating orthodox drugs are taken from natural sources or patterned after natural sources in the synthetic manner. Much as orthodox Medical practice does not give room for experimenting with natural products, yet the Medical Doctor in practice should be a kind of encyclopaedia allowing his experiences to guide him rather than “rote”
It is a basic fact that what ever orthodox medicine cannot define its cause, it terms “idiopathic”
Orthodox medicine makes the Medical Doctor conservative. He is to ensure that a product does what the makers claim it can do before administering that to his patient; he is to ensure that the patient comes to no harm as a result of the medicament administration; but yet in his practice the Medical Doctor comes across certain cases that defile all medications and then get better and even cured with natural products. It is true that there are some health problems which orthodox medicines have no answer to.
When you encounter such a case – of recalcitrant or hydra headed medical problem or challenge which defiles all medications, what do you do?
Do you allow your patient to wallow in pains, anguish and misery, hopelessly watching you pass to the other side on daily basis, or do you close your eye and ask them to seek natural therapies?
It is a really difficult nut to crack; but yet it is not all that difficult.
Experience should teach every Medical Doctor to be forward thinking. A Medical Doctor should seek natural therapies or at least allow the patient to seek natural therapies for health problems that have defied drugs and other conventional treatment.
As we all know, some modern day drugs sometimes do more harm than good (those on cancer radiotherapy can testify to it) due to their side effects; whereas natural therapies “may be” without such deleterious side effects.
Finally a forward looking Medical Doctor should be able to recognize the basic and simple fact that “man can live healthier life without drugs if he minds his diet, his environment and his life style.”
We surely have one or two lessons to learn from the aged men and women of China.
We are in search of the forward minded Medical Doctor who though being conservative as a Scientist but is dynamically so.
Are you in?
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Dr. Oguzie Jerry - the First: JP, wbi, MNIM, MEDA, MOAP