Are pharma drugs all bad news?
It’s been a long time since I’ve done the newsletter - been very absorbed in full-time Heilkunst studies! So I think I’ll keep this to more of a blog format, posting short articles as they come up, which is usually as I respond to various questions.
Q: I’ve talked with my neighbor a few times and suggested they leave meds alone and not to take them. They have been on a lot of different medications for many years and they still have not cured their problem so i suggested dont you think you should let your body heal naturally and not take any more poisons.
A: First I should say that we’re not making medical decisions here, in terms of conventional medical prescribing, but gaining some understanding for making the best choices as consumers. And it’s a bigger topic than I can cover in a short article, so I’ll just touch on a few points.
There’s some confusion about what it means to “let your body heal naturally.” That will be another discussion!Â But for now, let’s look at some important practical considerations. Some meds really require weaning off over a period of time, and can have disastrous effects if theyâ€™re stopped suddenly. And often people really need to get grounded in a better system for treating their problems before making a drastic change. It really depends on the individual situation…
One example - If you were in excruciating pain, toughing it out might cause your body to produce toxins that could be even more harmful than the relative toxicity of something like Ibuprofen at that point, if you didn’t have better options available.
It’s not so black or white as thinking that drugs are synthetic and therefore bad, vs. herbs and nutrition etc. are natural and therefore good.
Herbs can deplete nutrients and be harmful in certain ways just like drugs, although they’re safer in a very general sense. But if they’re used allopathically to just to make symptoms go away, they can be just as suppressive, and that goes against the direction of cure (Hering’s Law).
I see many people using “natural” substances thinking they’re safe, but using them allopathically, because we’re steeped in the material mindset that focuses on making symptoms go away. That’s not the same thing as healing - suppression is moving in the opposite direction from healing, whether by a synthetic or natural substance.
I’m not defending drugs, but it’s important to consider the realities that make them fair choices for some people at some times. The trap we want to avoid is to be driven by fear - if we use them consciously, judiciously on our own terms, then we’re not just passive victims of Big Pharma but free in our own choices whatever they are. And in that spirit, chances are that more effective alternatives will begin to appear.
So there’s a lot to consider in making choices for treatment, not to mention understanding exactly what it is that needs to be treated, and not falling for the allopathic disease name game!
One thing that people can do on their own is to use a remedy called Nux vomica, usually known as a “homeopathic” remedy, to help the body clear the negative effects of drugs. Also, when a particular drug has been used over a period of time, some homeopathic practitioners will make up a remedy from the drug itself, based on the law of similars, and that can help the person either wean off the drug or detoxify from it.