A Short History Lesson On Medicine, Author Unknown
“I have an earache.”
2000 B.C. “Here, eat this root.”
1000 A.D. “That root is heathen. Here, say this prayer.”
1850 A.D. “That prayer is superstition. Here, drink this potion.”
1940 A.D. “That potion is snakeoil. Here, swallow this pill.”
1985 A.D. “That pill is ineffective. Here, take this antibiotic.”
2000 A.D. “That antibiotic is artificial. Here, eat this root.”
Yes, today medicinal herbs are enjoying renewed interest. Once instrumental in outlawing herbalists and the the use of herbs, the AMA and medical doctors everywhere are recognizing that dramatic health benefits that are possible. However, they still control how that information can be shared. Therefore, any information presented on this website, including on the bulletin boards, is intended to be general and non-prescriptive. You should consult your health practitioner regarding the use of any herbs. Mention herein does not constitute endorsement by the West Virginia Herb Association, the Board, the Webmaster, or our members of any person, product, company, publication or activity.
The Difference, Marta Tesaguic (& my M.D., who recently made a similar statement)
“Western medicine is excellent for treating acute, emergency conditions. Sometimes the plants are just too slow. But what Western medicine does very poorly is prevent or cure chronic conditions. Medicinal plants work in a holistic way. Chronic conditions, like cancer can be cut away, but that is not a cure for the cause of the cancer, which is a malfunction of the body. Where Western medicine attacks symptoms in an invasive way, medicinal plants help the body to function better and heal itself.”
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