I'm a firm believer that the focus of western medicine is to treat a condition rather than cure it. The "treatment" option implies a prolonged drug regemin and multiple return visits by the patient.
With that in mind, I have read about a few drugs that have shown remarkable potential in conditions for which they were not developed however no pharmaceutical company would sponsor clinical trials due to patent expiration. One such drug named Naltrexone was developed to assist heroin addicts and alcoholics in overcoming their addiction. It wasn't until later when a researcher discovered that Naltrexone inhibited cell proliferation (cancerous growth). Since then, Naltrexone has been shown (anecdotally) to benefit suffers of conditions ranging from MS to Arthritis.
Not to complain but I have been struggling for the last 2+ years trying to find the source of my hormonal imbalance.
Being a natural pro competitor and holistic in my lifestyle I found it disheartening and rather sad that most of the conventional doctors and specialists I sought would spend their average 10 minute office visit, after waiting 2-3 months for an appointment, prescribing the latest medication to treat my symptom and not the condition. Most of which would have banned me from competing naturally.
I refuse to take any conventional meds unless a debilitating failure exists. The body strives to be healthy and in a state of homeostasis and ingesting the latest drug will result in this compromise making holistic healing next to impossible.
So after much aggravation many hours/weeks/years and countless/worthless doctor visits I found that some doctors do exist that will practice "smart" complete holistic medicine and listen and work with you. Problem being most of these doctors either do not want to deal with insurance companies or insurance companies will not cover their therapies.
So I find myself having insurance and paying out of pocket because I want it done right.
Sorry for the babble :blah: but I have sore spot for the entire health care system. I find myself getting a practical PHD whenever I search for the source of whatever is ailing me.
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