Don’t Treat Symptoms!
The Wisdom of Symptoms: The Forgotten Foundation of Modern Physiology and Health Restoration.
From the 20th Century until now, most of society bought into the propaganda of “pre-determined bought and paid for medical/pharmaceutical research” which has been founded upon the completely false idea that symptoms are “something wrong” with the body.
The reason for the perpetuation of this “false premise” that has been perpetrated by the drug industry, is because 99% of all medicines, surgeries and procedures can only treat “symptoms” not “causes” of disease. So without the myth of the “false premise” drugs could not be justified.
Here’s the True, Accurate Premise….Symptoms are not something “wrong” with the body. Symptoms are what’s RIGHT with the body!
Symptoms represent the efforts of the body’s intelligence in the self-healing auto-genetic system to defend, cleanse and heal itself from a variety of infective agents, toxic sludge, and stresses. The body/mind intelligence creates fever, inflammation, pain, discharge, nausea or whatever is necessary in order to heal itself of the offense.
Medical science today is slowly but increasingly recognizing symptoms as adaptive responses of the body to a cause. Standard texts of pathology define the process of inflammation as the manner in which the body seeks to wall off, heat up, and burn out infective agents or foreign matter. The cough has long been known as a protective mechanism for clearing breathing passages.
Diarrhea has been shown to be a defensive effort of the body to remove pathogens or irritants more quickly from the colon. Discharges are understood as the body’s way of ridding itself of dead bacteria, viruses, and damaged or spent cells. Even high blood pressure is an important defense and adaptation to the internal external stresses that a person experiences.
The derivation of the word “symptom” is helpful to help us move away from the “Disease process” mentality and better understand the “healing process.” The word “symptom” comes from a Greek root and refers to “something that falls together with or coincides with something else.” Symptoms are a “sign” or a “signal” of “something else” and treating symptoms doesn’t change that “something else”.
In fact, drugs that suppress or inhibit a symptom tend to only provide a guise of success and usually lead to a longer and more serious illness. Using drugs to suppress symptoms is akin to pulling the plug on your car’s oil pressure warning light. Just because the light is turned off doesn’t mean that your car’s oil pressure is “cured”. In fact, ignoring that light may lead to your car’s breakdown.
It should be noted that people often incorrectly assume that conventional drugs have “side effects”. Actually, in purely pharmacological terms, drugs do NOT have side effects; drugs only have “effects” and physicians arbitrarily differentiate between those effects that they “like” as the “effects of the drug,” while they call those repercussions that they don’t like “side effects.” This is like saying that the effects of a bomb are that it destroys buildings, but its side effects are that it kills people. Needless to say, one cannot truly separate out one effect from the other. It’s a result of the bomb.
The reason that drugs create “side effects” that are most often worse than the original disease is that these drugs tend to suppress the symptoms (the avenues of healing and cure the sick person is experiencing naturally) and pushes the issue of offense deeper into the person’s body. This observation explains exactly why more and more people today are experiencing more and more serious chronic illnesses at earlier ages and why there is such an epidemic of mental illness (when physical disease is suppressed deeply enough that the disease is pushed into the brain and disrupts it’s function of manufacturing neuro-chemical supplies).
“If over 9,000,000 people who work for the pharmaceutical industry (as doctors, nurses, hospital staff administrators, FDA employees, or clinicians) are sincere, they can be sincerely wrong.” -Don Tolman