reply to post by Pardon?
By western I mean 200 year old conventional medicine where they dissected bodies for years to figure out how it worked. Chinese medicine is now
Really, why, because shamen used herbs successfully for centuries and we're then called heathen witches by the men who came to their land and killed
them for not converting to Christianity.
Oh yeah, so much more civilized.
Chinese medicine is 5000 years old, and is used in numerous western medical facilities including Sloan Kettering Cancer center in NYC, which is the
model by which everyone else doing it models itself. You know, the premiere cancer center in the world, where their entire program is integrative.
They also do extensive research on herbs there.
Chinese medicine never KILLS anyone, which is very hard to say about western medicine, now isn't it.
Shall we list all the fda approved drugs and how many deaths are atrributed to each.
Shall we list all the hospital and MD mistakes where people have died or had an improper surgery.
As they are in the hundreds of thousands of actual deaths.
Which they try to down play, but anyone not dumbed down by shills seem to be able to grasp the numbers.
And then we can list how many people have died from Acupuncture or Chinese herbs in the last ten years.
In the USA too, as the only deaths I know of, are in Europe, and it was like.. Three... And there was no direct causal connection made to the herb and
Lots of luck on that one.
I really don't know where to start with your post.
I've never got this thing which says eastern medicine is better than western medicine.
Never at all.
I always go with evidence based, you know where you can show how something works and if it works.
If it works it really doesn't matter where in the world it comes from.
The same with herbal medicine.
If it works and can be proven it's medicine, if it doesn't it's not.
What part of that do you disagree with?
Is the fact it's 5000 years old supposed to impress me or something?
Personally I'd prefer something a little more modern and proven.
I've actually been to a couple of hospitals in China, ShangHai to be precise.
I was surprised they were using things like ultrasound machines, MRI scanners and radio-frequency ablation techniques on their patients. Who'd have
thought it eh, Chinese using "western" medicine...
And you really believe that Chinese medicine has NEVER killed anyone? Really?
And your proof of this is based upon what evidence.
Oh, vaccines do not cure anyone of anything.
They never have and never will.
They prevent disease.
I would LOL at your ignorance but I feel pity more than scorn for you (well, at the moment anyway).
I just thought I'd add that the last verified indigenous case of polio in China was recorded in 1994.
That was after a very successful vaccination campaign starting in the early 1960's.
Pre polio vaccinations disability and/or death from polio was extremely commonplace, in fact it was endemic in most of China.
Strangely, the herbal doctors didn't have a cure for it....
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