Pharmacology or Drug Therapy of disease aims to reverse the compensatory defence mechanisms of the body in disease. While this causes reversal of discomforting symptoms it may hamper the inherent healing process.
Pharmacology or Drug Therapy of disease shall often be worse than its endurance in the form of distressing adverse effects all over the body where the drugs reach via circulation.
10 commandments of CONVENTIONAL DRUG REMEDIES
1. All poisons in small doses are medicines. All medicines in large doses are poisons.
2. All medicines cause useful effects at desired place and harmful effects in other places
3. Medicines act in hours when taken oral, in minutes when injected. Injected medicines are more effective but give more side effects.
4. Oral medicines have to be taken once to thrice a day depending upon its half-life. This is not at the patient’s discretion.
5. Most medicines can be started quickly but cannot be stopped quickly. They have to be tapered off over weeks. Rebound opposite effects result if suddenly stopped.
6. The side effects of medicines are often mistaken to be troubles caused by the disease.
7. Most medicines can cause liver damage, kidney damage and bone marrow damage if taken over a month
8. Many medicines can cause stomach & intestinal erosions resulting in indigestion, ulcers and diarrhoea.
9. Allergy can result to any medicine at any time in anyone. Sometimes this can be life threatening. The same medicine may be harmless in one and may kill another.
10. Doctors prescribe few major medicines and many minor medicines (like vitamins) the patient seldom knows the priority. For e.g. Major medicines are antibiotics or anti-hypertensive or Anti Diabetics while minor ones are vitamins or pain killers.
CONVENTIONAL MANAGEMENT OF PAIN:
The body heals all disease by the inherent process of inflammation. Inflammation causes pain. The purpose of pain is to rest the part / organ and prevent it from overwork; allowing healing mechanisms to initiate repairs.
Pain is also relative. There are people who cannot bear minimal discomfort while there are others who will not crib even if they are severely distressed.
Conventional medical practise believes in curbing pain to “relieve the patient”. All Pain killers are to be avoided, as pain is a necessary component of healing.
The hospital epitomizes the state of the art medical care. Whenever the discomfort of disease becomes unbearable, the relatives panic and hospitalize the patient.
The hospital serves one useful purpose. It demands the undivided attention and unhindered commitment from the patient towards healing. The hospital imposes complete rest and limits the patient’s activities to permit maximal healing.
However, the hospital is not a sure shot answer to curing of disease. Many hospitals inscribe the popular saying “It is He who cures” and yet charge exorbitant fees for treatment. While the hospital serves to efficiently monitor the patient’s parameters and investigate the cause of his illness, it does little to heal the patient.
Unnecessary drugs, invasive investigation and unwarranted surgery may contribute to prolonging the recovery.