Be Your Own Doctor

Self Reliance

Since when did you become a criminal for not signing up for sub par healthcare?

Only in America.

This ObamaCare thing really has me scratching my head. If it really is healthcare for all then why must I apply? And how come in Cuba all are welcome without any type of insurance program, just show up? And what's really the deal with Western medicine anyways?

I've heard stories about how men in Medieval Europe made midwifery illegal, so that women would HAVE to go to hospitals with certified doctors (all men, probably the only people capable of education) to birth a baby.

This was certainly an attempt to grow the gynecology field, and make midwifery illegitimate practice,  because before that, women were literally throwing 'girls night in' to help their fellow queen friends give birth.

Either those men really wanted their medicine field to grow, or they were jealous of all the laughter, talking and dancing going on in the next room.

Now, let's talk about medicine, because I'm reading "Freedom" by Osho and he talks a bit about medicine. Here it goes.

"The commune should pay the doctor to keep the commune healthy, and if anybody gets sick in the commune the doctor's salary should be cut. So health is the business of the doctor, not sickness. And you can see the difference: in the West the doctor's business is called "medicine," which relates to sickness.  In the East its called "Ayurveda," which means "the science of life"- not of sickness."

When I think about my previous doctor's visits, it usually goes a little something like this. Nurse brings me into a windowless room. (Typically a) she takes my blood pressure, weight and last period. Asks if there's any specific reason I'm here today. Jots down notes, then dips. After another 15 minutes. The doctor comes in all apologetic. Grabs my manila folder and ask questions. I tell her whats going on as she jots down more notes. Follow by more in-depth notes, while the room is silent. Next, she's reaching for her good ole prescription pad. She's stamping her order for some medicine  for me to pickup and take.

It's so sad, because that's all most doctors know how to do. They spend a lot of time at universities learning anatomy and such, but don't really understand your body and circumstance well enough to offer up some real advice.

That's where you come in, yes Dr. You. You're with your body everyday. Dr. You knows what gives you heartburn, starts unstoppable hiccups and causes pain in your knees. LISTEN and self prescribe. Use the internet for suggestions on healing, and remember that food, herbs and the comfort of other humans beings are the only types of prescriptions you will need.

Peace to the Fort.

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