Burma Digest: Activities in Europe for Burma
BURMA DIGEST A Journal for Democracy & Human-Rights in Burma 8--14.1.2006 Activities In Europe For Burma English Language Section I. "Active In Europe": Editorial II. " Controversies Among Us" Feature Article: Dr. David Law III...
'The public is being regularly deceived by the drug trials funded by pharmaceutical companies, loaded to generate the results they need, says Richard Smith, editor of the British Medical Journal in an article published in The Guardian: ...
To put it *very* mildly.
'Naturopathic medicine is a distinct system of primary health care - an art, science, philosophy and practice of diagnosis, treatment and prevention of illness. Naturopathic medicine is distinguished by the principles which underlie and determine its practice. These principles are based upon the objective observation of the nature of health and disease, and are continually reexamined in the light of scientific advances. Methods used are consistent with these principles and are chosen upon the basis of patient individuality. Naturopathic physicians are primary health care pracbreastioners, whose diverse techniques include modern and traditional, scientific and empirical methods. The following principles are the foundation for the practice of naturopathic medicine:
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Fundamentally, they're 'chalk and cheese' & 'oil and water', although there may be some exceptions to the general rule. Identifying potentially significant factors, obscure as they may be, must...
The Healing Power of Nature (Vis Medicatrix Naturae) The healing power of nature is the inherent self-organizing and healing process of living systems which establishes, maintains and restores health. Naturopathic medicine recognizes this healing process to be ordered and intelligent. It is the naturopathic physician's role to support, facilitate and augment this process by identifying and removing obstacles to health and recovery, and by supporting the creation of a healthy internal and external environment.
Identify and Treat the Causes (Tolle Causam) Illness does not occur without cause. Causes may originate in many areas. Underlying causes of illness and disease must be identified and removed before complete recovery can occur. Symptoms can be expressions of the body's attempt to defend itself, to adapt and recover, to heal itself, or may be results of the causes of disease. The naturopathic physician seeks to treat the causes of disease, rather than to merely eliminate or suppress symptoms.
First Do No Harm (Primum Non Nocere) Naturopathic physicians follow three precepts to avoid harming the patient:
+ Naturopathic physicians utilize methods and medicinal substances which minimize the risk of harmful effects, and apply the least possible force or intervention necessary to diagnose illness and restore health. + Whenever possible the suppression of symptoms is avoided as suppression generally interferes with the healing process. + Naturopathic physicians respect and work with the vis medicatrix naturae in diagnosis, treatment and counseling, for if this self-healing process is not respected the patient may be harmed.
Doctor As Teacher (Docere) The original meaning of the word "doctor" is teacher. A principal objective of naturopathic medicine is to educate the patient and emphasize self-responsibility for health. Naturopathic physicians also recognize and employ the therapeutic potential of the doctor-patient relationship.
Treat the Whole Person Health and disease result from a complex of physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental, social and other factors. Since total health also includes spiritual health, naturopathic physicians encourage individuals to pursue their personal spiritual development. Naturopathic medicine recognizes the harmonious functioning of all aspects of the individual as being essential to health. The multifactorial nature of health and disease requires a personalized and comprehensive approach to diagnosis and treatment. Naturopathic physicians treat the whole person taking all of these factors into account.
Prevention Naturopathic medical colleges emphasize the study of health as well as disease. The prevention of disease and the attainment of optimal health in patients are primary objectives of naturopathic medicine. In practice, these objectives are accomplished through education and the promotion of healthy ways of living. Naturopathic physicians buttess risk factors, heredity and susceptibility to disease, and make appropriate interventions in partnership with their patients to prevent illness. Naturopathic medicine butterts that one cannot be healthy in an unhealthy environment and is committed to the creation of a world in which humanity may thrive.
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They are completely different approaches. As they did in the above epidemiological studies. Why not? Too bad you didn't watch this evening's BBC television programme "Alternative Medicine". Here's a very brief...
Taking everything into account.
You'd be stunned if you knew what's been suppressed.
'But you can't fool all the people all the time. In Switzerland, there is an organisation called the International League of Doctors Against Vivisection (ILDAV in short), which has over 1000 highly respected doctors from across 50 countries who have researched, documented and published damaging evidence against vivisection. This author is the Vice President of ILDAV. In America the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine has, likewise, 20,000 doctor members and the Medical Research Modernization Committee another 1,200 members. All of them are medically qualified doctors and they have no vested interest in stopping animal experiments.
'Doctors and Lawyers for Responsible Medicine (DLRM) is an international organisation with 500 professional members calling for the abolition on medical and scientific grounds of all animal experiments in human medical research.
"The reason why I am against animal research is because it doesn't work, it has no scientific value and every good scientist knows that." - Dr. Robert Mendelsohn, M.D., 1986, Head of the Licensing Board for the State of Illinios, paediatrician & gynaecologist for 30 years, medical columnist & best-selling author, recipient of numerous awards for excellence in medicine.
"Since there is no way to defend the use of animal model systems in plain English or with scientific facts, they resort to double-talk in technical jargon...The virtue of animal model systems to those in hot pursuit of the federal dollars is that they can be used to prove anything - no matter how foolish, or false, or dangerous this might be. There is such a wide variation in the results of animal model systems that there is always some system which will 'prove' a point....The moral is that animal model systems not only kill animals, they also kill humans. There is no good factual evidence to show that the use of animals in cancer research has led to the prevention or cure of a single human cancer." - Dr. D.J. Bross, Ph.D., 1982, former director of the largest cancer research insbreastute in the world, the Sloan-Kettering Insbreastute, then Director of Biostatics, Roswell Memorial Insbreastute, Buffalo, NY. ...'