Sammy Sofa wrote:There's not a global conspiracy to prescribe a medication that has absolutely no use whatsoever.
I absolutely did not say that. This is becoming quite the trend. You take something I say, and then reword it into the most outlandish possible blanket statement that you can.
WrigleyField 22 wrote:Cubbie, your argument I think is basically, Western medicine didn't work for me so it's bad for everyone. It works for a lot of people though. If something else worked better for you I'm not gonna try and discredit it. As long as it's working for you, do your thing.
Doesn't have to discredit it for everyone though and go into conspiracy theory crap.
Not exactly. If I were to summarize everything I've said into a few points, it would be:
1) Pills are over-prescribed in America. Some people greatly benefit from them, some people are harmed by them, and some people are just kinda taking them without really thinking about it too much. There's a spectrum for sure. Pills aren't the devil, I just encourage people to look at lifestyle changes as an alternative.
2) There are lots of doctors out there that are only interested in billing your insurance company. Whether it's writing a prescription, or acting buddy-buddy with you in therapy, or whatever, they just want you coming back. It's obviously a profit-based business. Not all doctors are bad, as I have stated. I just encourage people to be careful and to think for themselves as opposed to blindly trusting a white coat and a stethoscope.
3) Some people are genuinely happier and better off relying on western medical practices. To give an example: everybody knows that things like fast food, cigarettes, booze, lack of exercise, etc. are bad for you. It's no secret. Some folks would rather just take a pill and go about their normal life the way they want to live it, and that's totally fine.
4) So many people feel like they HAVE to rely on western medicine. Like, they just have no choice or they're gonna die a miserable death. This is obviously not true. There are natural ways to solve many of the problems that people go to doctors for.