What will you guys do when you break your leg, or get shot or stabbed or hit by a car? Or get bitten by a poisonous animal (vaccinations and anti-venom are like, the same thing)? Also, why are you guys against chiropractic care? I have scoliosis and all they do is do adjustments and have you do exercises to help your spine go back into place. They don't make you take pills or shots or anything like that. I really don't understand why you guys don't like chiropractic care.
I'm not against modern medicine first off. Actually in pre-med right now to eventually become a general practitioner and be the right kind of doctor like Dr. McDougall and Esselstyn etc. However, I am against the overprescribed drug hysteria most doctors suffer from in light of not getting properly educated as to why chronic disease forms and how we can prevent it.
Chiropractics is kind of a joke medicine/science when you get down to it. Watch Penn and Teller's Bullsh*t video on Alternative medicine for a quick look at it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1c1PEGgQQ0
How is it a joke medicine? That doesn't make sense. They align your spine into the correct space. What's iffy about that?
Basically the entire premise of chiropractics is flawed because subluxations have never been demonstrated to exist. It's very much a faith based medicine.
I'd rather them get on a plant based diet than go have someone step on their back and completely get rid of the issue. How is it not faith based/placebo effect? Show me the scientific articles that show otherwise.
"You broke your neck? Quick! Nurse, get me 2 kg of bananas stat!"
most of the doctors i've seen are quick to dole out meds to treat symptoms rather then cure / fix illness's most of htese meds bring plenty of there own problems sometimes causing the patient to need more meds to treat those side effects etc.. Vaccines are a whole host of other issues in themselves.
THat being said if i break my leg or something of that nature i'll get it taken care of. If i however end up with cancer I wont get chemo. or if i have idigestion I wont take prilosec or whatever else.
That being said I have no use for a doctor for much of anything but emergency care. If i had an issue like kidney transplant or some tumor has to get cut out i'd consider my options at that time but there is a good chance I'd pass on that as well.
appendicitis yeah i'd go to a doctor. The other side to all of this is the costs of health care. For me in the US its honestly cheaper to die. And with how things seem to work its either run up a hefty tab and make payments forever (and no insurance wont cover everything) or get denied treatment because you do not have the cash seen this happen. That being the case I also run the risk of needing treatment but unable to get it hence here comes natural medicine etc..