Drug Treatment and
Treatment with allopathic drugs (antibiotics,
steroids, hormones, etc.) should be avoided
unless absolutely necessary. The need for
drug treatment is actually quite unusual,
and should be considered a last resort.
Antibiotics are often completely superfluous,
such as in treating abscesses or viral infections.
They should also not be used routinely to
prevent infection, such as after most surgery
or dental procedures. For most situations
in which antibiotics are given, there are
safe, effective alternatives.
(cortisone-type anti-inflammatory drugs)
are the most abused and dangerous class
of drugs. Not only do they not cure the
underlying cause of the problem, they usually
make the underlying problem, that is, the
real problem, worse.
harm of drug treatment is usually not so
much the toxicity or side effects as it
is the effects of suppression. Allopathic
(conventional Western) medical thinking
generally seeks immediate gratification:
just make the symptom go away. So the patient
may be better in the short term, but is
usually worse in the longer term. Homeopathy
is just the opposite: sometimes the symptoms
are worse in the short term (such as with
aggravation or the reversal of a previous
suppression), but the real benefit is in
the longer term.
say itchy skin, is the body's response to
a deeper problem. When a symptom is suppressed,
it is only the outward manifestation of
the problem that goes away. Since the deeper
problem is still there, the body may, in
time, produce the same symptom again. Another
possibility is that, as a result of the
suppression, the deeper problem progresses
to the point that a deeper, more serious
symptom is produced. So the itchy skin may
go away, but then chronic diarrhea develops.
If the diarrhea is then suppressed as well,
it may lead to, say, liver disease. But
hey, at least the skin is cleared up!
I see this
pattern, or variations on it, very frequently
in reviewing the medical records of new
patients. It is the unrecognized, and often
high, price that we pay for the quick fix,
for immediate gratification, for the shot
or pill that seems to make the problem go