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26 Sep 13 04:19

This video here is interesting. Take it just as a perspective, cause we are living in a world of information overload, where the facts change faster than they exist.

The amount of vaccinations that babies receive is phenomenal. But are they really required? Browsing for some reasons I came across a line which says that "since adult's won't go for vaccination willingly, its easier to target babies!" And trust me, no matter how knowledgeable one is, his wife and a mother will only listen to the paediatrician. Whether or not a paediatrician benefits from the sale of optional vaccines is another question all together.

I also came across the use of Thiomersal in vaccine, which is considered to have an autism causing effect and was advised by CDC and American Academy of Pediatrics to the drug makers to reduce its presence in the vaccines. It is not an unknown fact that the banned medicines in one part of the world, moves quietly to another unsuspecting parts of the world, without loss of profit of course.

What makes me afraid is the over use of medicines or synthetically produced drugs for any situation. As a kid I remember my grandfather teaching my how a Bark of Neem Tree (Azadirachta indica) when rubbed with water on a clean stone, the paste that forms, could cure any deep wound in much lesser number of days than using the hot selling medicated adhesive bandages.

Medical knowledge has already become a knowledge of and for the elite few, and sooner or later common people would pay a price if steps are not made worldwide to simplify its propagation.

I wish the natural forms of medicines like Chinese medicine, Ayurveda, Unani, e.t.c. medicine would thrive and not only as the last resort for the terminally ill patients e.g. cancer patients.

A patient should get right information and a chance to come over his cough and cold symptoms in as many days as he wishes and with the form of medicines he would prefer and should not be forced for any vaccination of any sort!

Do you think I am right? or should we just embrace the vaccines without saying a word?

Why This Nurse WON'T Vaccinate!

I give you an few of my objections to the current practice of vaccination. Subsequent videos will hopefully address vaccine misconceptions, the flu vaccine. ...

Category: Funding longer lives: Health/medicine, Other


Jennifer Rodney - 30 Sep 2013, 11:06 a.m.

Hi Paritosh. I'm not enough of an expert on the topic of vaccinations to comment on that particular question, but I do feel very strongly that there should be more of a place for 'complementary' medicines such as Chinese medicine or Ayurveda as one of many options when it comes to maintaining health or combating disease. I'm grateful for Western medicine and all that it has achieved in curing acute illness or injury, but for chronic or less major maladies, I think it focuses far too much on managing symptoms rather than treating root causes. Here, I really appreciate traditional medicine's tendency to look at the bigger picture - taking sleep, diet, stress management, etc. into account. I think at this point in time it's unfortunately mostly on the shoulders of the patient to do their own research, investigate different options and make their own decisions about their health and treatment (for less critical health problems that is) as there is a lot of conflicting information out there and the medical community - at least in my experience - is not always so forthcoming, thorough or unbiased, and of course, research is ALWAYS evolving. Lots of room for improvement! :-)

Paritosh - 1 Oct 2013, 7:50 a.m.

Seriously and patients getting confused with online research... Guess the traditional medicine needs a boost. I'd love to have more of them in India :o)

Jennifer Rodney - 2 Oct 2013, 6:44 a.m.

What is the availability of Ayurvedic medicine/practitioners like in India? It's something I am interested in and keep an eye open for so I've been noticing more and more practitioners in the west - at least in my home towns. What about other forms of alternative medicine in India, like Chinese traditional medicine, etc. How easy/hard are those to find - at least in Bangalore?

Paritosh - 4 Oct 2013, 5:42 a.m.

Ayurvedic medicine practitioners are of variety in India. There are quite a few, but they are struggling to find footing under the effect of their big brother.

Towards the southern part of our country, and especially in Bangalore you could find influence of an art of Ayurveda which emerged from a southern state of India called Kerala. This state is home to many retired foreigners who could easily afford the services and its like home for them now. Money buys them good care for them as well.

Apart from that there are few takers of BAMS, the Ayurvedic course recognized by the government. Then we have Homeopathy, quite famous and is found more abundantly than Ayurvedic medicine. Chinese Accupuncture and Accupressure are rare but could be found in the metropolitan cities. Tibetan Medicine can also be seen in the areas having good population of Tibetans.

Towards the villages of India which holds the major population, people still use the home remedies as the first form of treatment towards any disease.

So in case Insurance industry has to reach them, a way has to be found to connect with these private practitioners.

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