jump to last post 1-6 of 6 discussions (9 posts)

Doesn’t Western Medicine just try to cover up symptoms, instead of treating unde

  1. rmcrayne profile image98
    rmcrayneposted 6 years ago

    Doesn’t Western Medicine just try to cover up symptoms, instead of treating underlying problems?

    Don't pills just mask symptoms?  Shouldn't we be listening to the symptoms, not trying to cover them up?

  2. ALUR profile image64
    ALURposted 6 years ago

    I"m not sure whether Western or Eastern medicine achieve remedying the source of the problem. I tired both methods rigorously, the latter much more expensive and both seemed to help ease the symptoms but short term. I'm still looking for solutions and keeping an open mind to healing.

  3. rajan jolly profile image89
    rajan jollyposted 6 years ago

    Modern day medications do not treat the disease, they treat the symptoms instead. That is why for major dideases like cancer, diabetes, hypertension, asthma, heart disease etc one has to take medicine till the end of one's life.

    Alternate therapies like, acupressure, hand postures or hast mudras, yoga, prananyam etc do not involve taking in a chemical to treat a disease or rather mask the symptoms exhibited by a disease but directly affect the concerned organ or organ system.

    The effect of these therapies is that the affected organ starts acting and functioning normally as it was before the disease set in. In this way the root cause of the disease is eliminated and the body is healed.

  4. colpolbear profile image95
    colpolbearposted 6 years ago

    That all depends on the issue.  Things like HIV don't necessarily have cures, so covering up the symptoms is the best that can be done.  As far as colds are concerned, covering the symptoms is preferable so that the body can build up a natural immunity.  Most often, the issue isn't that we cover up instead of treating, but that we cover up because treating isn't yet an option

    1. rmcrayne profile image98
      rmcrayneposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Spoken by someone well indoctrinated (brainwashed?) by Western Medicine thinking.

  5. Dubuquedogtrainer profile image58
    Dubuquedogtrainerposted 6 years ago

    That would be an overgeneralization. While much of medical care is symptomatic, it is not all that way. There is not a cure, or even a known or treatable cause for many illnesses and so physicians are limited in what they can do. Remember, treatment options include more than medication. There is also surgery and other modalities. Sometimes treatment is limited to treating symptoms as in the common cold, and sometimes it is curative as in repairing a fractured bone.

    1. rmcrayne profile image98
      rmcrayneposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      True I suppose for all those who limit themselves to physicians of Western Medicine.  Well-spoke response by someone well-indoctrinated.

    2. Dubuquedogtrainer profile image58
      Dubuquedogtrainerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Your response is quite disrespectful and rude, rmcrayne. You couldn't come up with anything more polite to say? You do not even know me. Did you ask a question to get replies or just to harass and belittle those who reply?

  6. ChristinS profile image96
    ChristinSposted 6 years ago

    My opinion is there isn't money in cures - so they keep pumping out "medicines" that treat and mask symptoms.  Imagine if a pill could cure cancer? - well there wouldn't be long term money for generations on that wink

    There will never be cures for anything so long as big pharma is so profitable in keeping people ill.  the best medicine tends to be natural - but many people don't want to or can't believe that the body can heal itself with the proper nutrients and care. 

    Many of our chronic diseases are entirely preventable - type 2 diabetes for example is an epidemic and one that is almost always a completely preventable disease.  There is money in keeping people on medicine for it for life - there wouldn't be that abundance of money if there was a cure for it now would there?