Monday, May 3, 2010

Holistic medicines

There are a few simple constants in the world. If you want to learn, you go to school for an education. If you kill a man, you go to jail.* And if you feel sick, you go to a doctor.**

But there are some people who decide to go against the laws of common sense. While I wish I could just limit this blatant disregard for human reason to Christian Scientists (no apologies, either), the fact of the matter is that people would rather put their health and lives in the hands of people whose expertise end at the ability to scam the hell out of other people.

Holistic Medicine is the practice of healing that focuses on healing the whole person: Body, Mind, and Spirit. Unfortunately, some people view that as a substitute for real medications that can actually help them overcome a biological problem. I mentioned in an earlier post of mine that it's okay to believe in things that seem crazy as long as it doesn't hurt people. In this case, the use of holistic medicine does hurt people, possibly because it's so easy to believe. It's a wonder that more isn't being done to stop these practices from a legal standpoint.

While I could go on and on about how ridiculous this practice is, once again, I'd rather let South Park do it, for Matt and Trey are far more articulate in their satire than I am.

Yes, those "Native Americans" are Cheech and Chong. That's how crazy these people are, and it's sad to think that it's a mirror to the real world.

*Unless you're rich, famous, and can hire a lawyer more theatrical than you are i.e. OJ Simpson
**Unless you have no medical insurance because this country has no idea what it's doing anymore

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