Originally posted by Dick Lucas:
I appreciate your opinion, but if your wife or child were deathly sick I'd bet you'd seek modern science for the answer.
'nuff said. :o
Actually, my mother's boyfriend is deathly sick, and the chemo is killing him. I have badgered him for some time to seek out the ancient medicine called acupuncture. And only now, after modern science has failed to make the tumor shrink in the least, is he going to the Chinese medicine doctors.
Not only that, but it's clear to me that many of the byproducts of modern science were most probably responsible for creating his cancer, including all the carcinogenic chemicals that are so common in our daily environment. I used to be a health writer for national magazines, so I know whereof I speak.
In addition, my mother is suffering from a number of ailments, including severe arthritis, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure (she's had two strokes in the last three years), and what does her Western doctor tell her?
"You should be taking one pill for every ten years of life," he says. "So you should be taking seven or eight pills every day."
Such poppycock is what convinced us to dump him. Her consultations with Western doctors--good doctors, not the dumped one--are supplemented with Chinese-medicine treatments.
Nearly every week now, I receive acupuncture treatments. I don't know how it works, but they have their own explanations and their own success stories from the current day and from over the past four thousand years.
I don't mean to pick a fight, but you see, this isn't just some theoretical discussion for me; I live here.