Lhug-Pa wrote:Take contemporary ordinary doctors opinion into consideration, sure. Yet also learn to think for yourself and do your own research, instead of depending on the corporate-racket which currently dominates healthcare, psychiatry, education, and mainstream science to fix everything for you. Yet at the same time, don't get fooled by any "new agey" charlatans either.
catmoon wrote:My rule of thumb is, don't take anything that hasnt been on the market a LOOOOOONG time. Look at aspirin. Most people understand it pretty well. They know it is a mild painkiller and antiinflammatory, that it's a bit hard on your stomach and kidneys and that's about it. But it has been on the market for more than a century, and we are still learning new things about it.
Andrew108 wrote:I'm saying this in case someone here thinks it's okay to go alternative for primary care.
treehuggingoctopus wrote:The situation is worse, though. Alternative medicine market IS full of charlatans, so one must be really tremendously careful. And, in Europe at least, you pay through the nose for a visit to your Tibetan doctor. It's a pleasure only those very well-off could afford on a regular basis. And then there's the issue of time - most of us don't have the 'luxury' of slow recuperation, and the 'alternative' (which is to say, the truly traditional) medicine is slow; you can get a sick leave for a week, a month if the situation is critical (though things are already getting hairy for you then and you may well be losing your job very soon), but certainly not longer. Unless you want to get sacked, of course.
Huseng wrote:I think in most countries you only get medical leave when a mainstream government licensed physician writes the note.
Your Tibetan doctor might not be recognized as legitimate enough to write such notes advising medical leave.
Huseng wrote:In any case, you have to be at a certain strata of society to get such luxuries as medical leave, anyway. As a working class joe in most places your company won't entertain such ideas because you're disposable and not worth the hassle.
treehuggingoctopus wrote:Sigh. How often am I reminded these days that growing up in a totalitarian commie state had its surprisingly bright sides.
Huseng wrote:my Polish friends incidentally do not
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