There has been some talk recently in the medical world about the use of “‘alternative medicine” when treating real illnesses. When someone says alternative medicine they tend to mean anything outside of the western world of medicine and these therapies are usually ridiculed or laughed at by those believing in them. Many of these therapies have been around long before western medicine and some have been shown to improve patients without such invasive treatments. Of course the decision lies within every patient and it should be respected.
Recently this has been brought up because a Chinese actress has died after deciding to forgo western medicine and try to cure her cancer through traditional Chinese medicine. The young woman died and many people are using her death as a sign that these traditional treatments don’t work. Leaving aside the ludicrous belief that just because one person dies with one treatment it means that it’s not effective (because we must remember chemotherapy doesn’t save everyone either) there is a more important issue to talk about here: respect. Many people forget that the sick person is the one that decides what course of treatment is the best for them. Only they’re allowed to make that decision and unless the treatment they choose is something that is harming them further (and
Many people forget that the sick person is the one that decides what course of treatment is the best for them. Only they’re allowed to make that decision and unless the treatment they choose is something that is harming them further (and let’s not mistake not helping with harming further) then their wishes should be respected at all times. There are many alternative treatments that have shown great results in patients, for example, patients with depression, erectile dysfunction and other medical issues treated with tantric massages, which are provided all around London by agencies like Bespoke Tantric. Many people do improve their conditions while undergoing the
Many people do improve their conditions while undergoing the messages and yet they’re seen as something not only unworthy of medical praise but also unbecoming of anyone due to their sensual nature. It’s perhaps time that we remember to respect how anyone chooses to go about their treatment and to acknowledge that some of these treatments have not only been around for thousands of years but that they can work for some and simply show one case where they didn’t work isn’t enough to discredit them.