Doctors don't heal anyone!

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  1. aka-dj profile image80
    aka-djposted 7 years ago

    Let me qualify.
    Doctors merely intervene in patients medical conditions using drugs, surgery, therapies etc. simply to allow the body to heal itself.

    Perhaps it's quirk of the English language, but do doctors heal anyone, in your understanding.

    1. psycheskinner profile image82
      psycheskinnerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      My body was going to 'heal itself' to death on at least two occasions.  I am very thankful for what doctors have done for my health in both a preventative (e.g. vaccination) and curative (e.g. excising melanoma) capacity.

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        Baileybearposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        clearly your body would not rid itself of a melanoma on its own

        1. aka-dj profile image80
          aka-djposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Why not?

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            Baileybearposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            very rarely does cancer 'just disappear'

            Where are you taking this aka?  To where god grows back limbs?

            1. aka-dj profile image80
              aka-djposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Why the suspicion?
              I just asked why not?
              If you don't know, say so.
              How did we get onto missing limbs?

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                Baileybearposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                alright - you answer the opposite - if we just left cancer, would the body just heal itself on its own & get rid of the cancer

                1. aguasilver profile image76
                  aguasilverposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  From what I know, yes, if you changed diet and ate the right foods.

                  Cancer is a result, not a disease, stop the cause, cure the cancer, unfortunately though I recognise that Doctors are dedicated and caring in the most part, they are also tightly indoctrinated by Big Pharma and it is instant persecution if they challenge Big Pharma's drug cartel by looking at the simple natural alternatives that DO cure cancer.

                  Just (literally) published a hub on it,not bothered if you read the hub, but watch the video....

                  The Cancer Report

                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnaBG177 … r_embedded

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                    Baileybearposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    plenty of people that eat 'healthy' foods get cancer just like plenty of people that don't smoke, drink or take drugs can have babies with brain damage.

                2. aka-dj profile image80
                  aka-djposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  My understanding about cancer is that (supposedly) every one of us carry cancer cells in our bodies. These cells can, and do, combine in certain (various) parts of the body, cause out of control growth that takes over that region of the body, etc. This cancer then has to be treated either medically r surgically.
                  My question is, "why does not the body get rid of these before they get out of control?"

                  I have read information similar to what aguasilver posted, that it "could" be preventable.

                  Just asking. smile

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                    Baileybearposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    cancer is no more than cell replication out of control  - which then ends up causing problems.  DNA is easily damaged - by radiation, chemicals etc

    2. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I guess you are right, at least in a sense. I had radical surgery, but my body did the healing afterwards, so I guess that is what you mean. smile

    3. fit2day profile image75
      fit2dayposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Doctors have become such pill-pushers that I've lost all faith in the medical field. Ultimately I think they're good for serious injuries if there is no other choice, but for general health, they fail miserably

      1. cindi h profile image74
        cindi hposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I totally agree!!!  When I took an active roll in my parents health care I was shocked and sickened to find that, out of the multitude of doctors they saw, not one of them knew all the prescriptions they were taking. Each doctor prescribed a lethal combination of pills for my dad to take. I did extensive research on all his medications and found that four drugs he was taking, when combined with certain others, were life threatening!!  They are just legal drug pushers who are compensated quite well by big pharma to push their poisons!!

        1. aka-dj profile image80
          aka-djposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I am also learning a lot about these things.
          I have now started to embark on a journey of preventative measures.
          I DO NOT want to get sick in these days. Medicine has come a long way, but it has also lost it's way.
          I want to be proactive in my own health care, not AFTER I get sick, but BEFORE!

  2. Cagsil profile image81
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    If a doctor sets a broken leg, isn't he helping the person to heal properly, back to original form?

    If the leg was left in it's present condition, sure it might heal, but how useful is the leg going to actually be if it isn't put back to original form?

    Just a thought.

  3. aka-dj profile image80
    aka-djposted 7 years ago

    Thanks for your responses so far.
    I see that I was correct.
    My OP was not in the least trying to denigrate doctors. Many of us would be dead without them (myself included). But, still, they only intervened, and our bodies did the healing.

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      Baileybearposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      some doctors do more harm than good - one needs to do their own research too

  4. Lisa HW profile image70
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    It strikes me that it's, in many cases, an oversight to discuss "healing" but not "curing".  I'm a big one for having a lot of faith in our body's ability to heal without intervention and/or its ability to heal itself after intervention.

    It's often, though, the "intervention" that cures a condition that otherwise would have remained a problem, and maybe even led to death.  An example is when doctors "intervene" with heart bypass surgery.  The "intervening" they do is actually curing, eliminating a sometimes deadly condition, improving it, and/or making it go completely away so that the person can return to his "pre-condition" state.  Whether it's removing the appendix, doing bypass surgery, or prescribing an antibiotic for an infection that otherwise would not "retreat" on its own; I call that "curing".  It's one thing to respect and have faith in our own ability to heal (at least a good part of the time), but I think it's equally important not to seem to be trying to diminish the role of doctors.

    It's great that we heal on our own so often, and it's great that we heal after that medical intervention (at least a good part of the time).  The role of doctors, though, is not an incidental one.  They can't always do it, but doctors so often save lives and cure medical conditions when healing isn't about to happen on its own.

    Of course, the phrase, "be healed", is one that's usually used when people think some religious person (not a doctor) or else some "witch-doctor" can "heal" them.  Most people don't expect their licensed, qualified, physicians to "heal them".  Most hope they might "cure" them or "help" them - so that might be real point here (the word "healing" being misused)   hmm

  5. Bard of Ely profile image87
    Bard of Elyposted 7 years ago

    I heal myself and haven't seen a doctor in a decade or more!

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    pleasure11posted 7 years ago

    You are absolutely correct.Doctors always do preventive and protective work for the patients.They try to give patients maximum comfort.So,its for their sake.

  7. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    I've got a great doctor! He is very old, very wise and always has a good laugh with me about something.

    He does not claim much credit for what he knows, as he is smart enough to know he knows nothing. As he has said on a few occasions. The human body and mind are a complex combination, we don't know that much about either of them yet let alone which one is making us sick. smile

  8. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    No "miracle" cures for lypo sarcoma.

    Surgery or certain death, no refunds, no returns. smile

    I saw a young healthy female die inside 6 weeks from it. I got to see a whole cancer ward.
    Stomach cancer is deadly too without surgical intervention as are many other cancers.

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      khmohsinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      In case of death there is no refund , all knows it

  9. samofahmy profile image51
    samofahmyposted 7 years ago

    you are right,healing process is a function of the body if injured and it depends on the size and severity of injury, self healing may occur in some small injuries while major injuries need doctors to intervene by surgical operations and presceibe pills so as to help the body to complete the healing process.

  10. samofahmy profile image51
    samofahmyposted 7 years ago

    Doctors are reasons to cure and heal and they are not Gods

    1. aka-dj profile image80
      aka-djposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I'm not sure I understand what you mean! hmm

  11. uczen profile image56
    uczenposted 7 years ago

    I`m sure that is plenty specialists out there who want to help patients and they do it from bottom of their heart instead of offering some drugs, surgery, etc. But, unfortunately this number of true and honest specialists is going down... Why is that?

    1. aka-dj profile image80
      aka-djposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I don't know.
      What's your theory about it?

      1. uczen profile image56
        uczenposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        In my opinion, nowadays we have a run or even a race after money,  people forgot about values and unfortunately medicine is just another sort of business.

        1. aka-dj profile image80
          aka-djposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          This is true, but isn't just about every aspect of life a money making business?
          Nothing is free any more. (Unless you live off the land, but even there, money is essential).

          Just a thought. hmm

 
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