I realize you might have been expecting a follow up to the Khenchen quotes from last post. However, I have a test in Pharmacology this week and I am stressing a little. Plus I am having issues with the rigid theories that the Pharmacology book / professor seems to be professing. I am hoping she is keeping it simple for us rather than another alternative.
(By the way, I believe that if / when we work with a professional and skilled mentor / bodyworker / therapist to purify and release and come to terms with emotional issues from our childhood, then our health will improve as our mental state similarly improves. Yes, what I am trying to say is that much of our health is psycho-emotional in basis. Too many people are lonely or depressed or apathetic or are suffering from unresolved birth trauma or development traumas and their health will definitely suffer for it. See the Adverse Childhood Experience work to back up what I am saying here: https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/acestudy/ )
So I want to express my objection to the rigid views posed by the authors of the Pharmacology book that I am studying from. I am at a little advantage due to having studied numerous alternative and complimentary modalities. But honestly, how can you say that once someone needs pharmacotherapy for hyperthyroidism that they would need medication or a serious intervention (surgery or radioactive iodide) for the rest of their lives? Can you at least mention that there might be complimentary modalities which could have efficacy in helping to alleviate endocrine problems? I need to look it up before I mention it to a patient, but I know people who have said that Kundalini Yoga helped to cure them of hypothyroidism. And what about acupuncture – it is efficacious with many disease processes?
So I am all about evidence based science. And I am all about pharmacotherapy when alternative treatments and preventative medicine has been tried. But unfortunately here in the U.S., the money is being made from people being sick. There is very little money to be made in prevention. Yes, fortunately some insurance companies are seeing the value in prevention.
I am all for Western Medicine when it is not being highly influenced by the monetized system that is the Pharmaceutical Industry. In the meantime, I am going to put some of my concerns to bed and learn this stuff. I need Pharmacology for nursing school AND I intend to work with babies and children (NICU or pediatrics) so hopefully I won’t need to worry too much about this material once I am working where I want to.
In other words, yes I feel the medical system as it stands right now is a bit corrupt. The FDA is run by former big pharma executives and vice versa. No I do not believe that I can change it markedly as one individual, but hopefully I can join the Holistic Nurses Association and feel like I am among like-minded peers.
Thank you for listening to me voice my concerns!