quote:Originally posted by indybob:
In the West, we are very much concerned with treating symptoms. Doctors write antibiotic prescriptions at the first sniffle, without regard to a compromised immune system down the road. They do this because patients demand it, and many doctors are more than willing to oblige, rather than say "sleep it off, eat your leafy greens, you'll be fine in a couple of days."
We're seeing the direct impact of this practice today in the increase in MRSA, VRE, and other antibiotic resistant organisms
quote:Originally posted by Greybeard:
As with most things in life there is little "Black or White" and a lot of "Shades of Grey" - when it comes to health the mind is often overlooked for its effect on the body.
I fully agree with this. I also think that the capabilities of the body itself are overlooked. As Greybeard said, there are many "shades of Grey", but I think that there are times when our bodies capability’s are not taken into account. It seems that people today feel that they are not getting their "money's worth" from their physician if they are not given some sort of medication.