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Friday 15 November 2019

HOW EFFECTIVE IS CONVENTIONAL MEDICINE? Why are there no pharmaceutical drugs that can cope with chronic disease?

Chronic disease is now rife throughout the so-called 'developed' world. These diseases are all running at unprecedented levels. They have become epidemics. And conventional medicine has no effective treatment, notably pharmaceutical drugs, to deal with them. So how effective is conventional medicine?

To find the answer to this important question we do not have to look beyond the published literature of the conventional medical establishment itself.

Whilst researching and writing my 'Why Homeopathy?' E-Book I was amazed how many times, and for how many illnesses, conventional medicine had to admit that it had little or no effective treatment. I gathered my information on conventional medical treatment from the UK's NHS website, surely a reliable source, which states that the website is "Your complete guide to conditions, symptoms and treatments...". Here is a sample of statements taken from this website about the way it treats these serious illnesses, all now running at epidemic levels.

Alzheimers Disease          "There's currently no cure for Alzheimer's disease. But there is medication available that can temporarily reduce the symptoms. Support is also available to help someone with the condition, and their family, cope with everyday life'.

Vascular Dementia
          "Treatment can help prevent further damage to the brain in people with vascular dementia and may slow down its progression. But there's currently no cure for the condition or a way to reverse the damage that's already occurred.

Frontotemporal Dementia
          "There's currently no cure for frontotemporal dementia, but there are treatments that can help manage some of the symptoms."

          "There's no cure for osteoarthritis, but the condition does not necessarily get any worse over time."

Rheumatoid Arthritis
          "Although there's no cure for rheumatoid arthritis, early treatment and support (including medicine, lifestyle changes, supportive treatments and surgery) can reduce the risk of joint damage and limit the impact of the condition."

          "There's currently no cure for asthma, but treatment can help control the symptoms so you're able to live a normal, active life."

ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder)
          "Treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can help relieve the symptoms and make the condition much less of a problem in day-to-day life."

The NHS does not mention treatment, and refuses to accept that this condition is an illness (so therefore does not need treatment)!
          "Being autistic does not mean you have an illness or disease. It means your brain works in a different way from other people.It's something you're born with or first appears when you're very young.If you're autistic, you're autistic your whole life. Autism is not a medical condition with treatments or a "cure". But some people need support to help them with certain things.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / ME
          Treatments for CFS/ME aim to help relieve your symptoms...CFS/ME can last a long time, but most people's symptoms will improve with time."

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
          "There's currently no cure for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but treatment can help slow the progression of the condition and control the symptoms.

Irritable Bowel
          "It's usually a lifelong problem. It can be very frustrating to live with and can have a big impact on your everyday life.There's no cure, but diet changes and medicines can often help control the symptoms."

Crohn's Disease
          "There's currently no cure for Crohn's disease, but treatment can control or reduce the symptoms and help stop them coming back.

MS (Multiple Sclerosis)
          "There's currently no cure for multiple sclerosis (MS), but it's possible to treat the symptoms with medicines and other treatments."

And so it continues...... There are many, many more serious illnesses for which the NHS makes similar admissions on its website. Conventional medicine has no treatment for them - and this is admitted from within their own literature.

In addition, there are many other illnesses that are currently being treated with antibiotic drugs, and when resistance to these drugs becomes total this means that these too will become 'untreatable'.

And, of course, illnesses which are treatable are treated with pharmaceutical drugs that have dreadful side effects which leads to the creation of more serious illness.

So when the NHS, and other conventional health services throughout the developed world, are in constant and serious financial trouble, it is entirely predictable. Conventional medicine has no effective treatment available to them to treat the diseases that have become epidemic.
  • If the conventional medical establishment were more honest about their ineffectiveness, less arrogant about the medical claims, this might be more acceptable.
  • If the conventional medical establishment was more humble, and look beyond its myopic obsession with pharmaceutical drugs, it might be able to look towards natural medical therapies, like homeopathy, which do have effective treatments for these chronic diseases.
  • If medicine, and medical organisations like the NHS, was willing to be more co-operative, if it was able to take the best available treatments from every medical therapy, and offer them to patients, we would all benefit.
But this would seriously undermine the ascendancy, the dominance, the control and the profitability of the pharmaceutical industry. So for medical institutions like the NHS it remains a long way off.

But it is just a short distance for the individual patient!