The Superior Doctor Prevents Illness

There’s a Chinese proverb which says:

The superior doctor prevents illness.

The mediocre doctor attends to impending sickness.

The inferior doctor treats actual illness.

 

According to the above definition, traditional (allo­ pathic) doctors are either mediocre or inferior!
However they are so, not necessarily because of their mediocre or inferior dedication to the healing profession, but because all 126 medical schools that provide conventional medical education and training focus on treating actual or impending diseases rather than preventing them. While the majority of drugs prescribed by doctors may seem to provide relief (or so-called “cure”) for a disease, most of them simply relieve symptoms or the pain associated with the disease, but don’t cure the disease

For example, the most popular asthma medications (consisting of inhaled beta-agonists), which relax airway muscles, may help asthma sufferers to breathe easier, but they do NOT cure the condition nor reduce the inflammation in the airways. The drugs that do claim to “cure” an illness by halting the spread of invading germs, such as bacteria and viruses; and by killing cells as they divide or preventing them from multiplying; do so but not without harming the body to some extent

Practically

All drugs have side effects: that is, they cause effects (including adverse and serious effects) other than those that are desired. Sometimes, drugs provide relief for one health problem, but in the process, give rise to even more serious health problems. So we take drugs that relieve the symptoms of osteoporosis and in turn, acquire a high risk of breast cancer; and we trade impotence for heart disease; or depression for diabetes; and take a pill for arthritis at the risk of getting a heart attack. There are even drugs that are designed primarily to alleviate the side effects caused by other drugs or medical treatments.