Medicine is supposed to be something that is good for you that cures problems. If it doesn't cure the problem and brings along new ones, then I wonder at the thought processes of doctor and patient in both prescribing and using. Natural remedies have been around since the dawn of time whereas prescription meds often only a decade or two. The lack of evidence is cited as the reason simple and cheap remedies are not recommended but as the commentator above already stated, evidence based medicine often lacks just that...evidence. As for Homeopathy....I treated 2 of my cats for cancer and heart disease with it (when conventional treatment wasn't even an option) and myself for gall bladder disease. Both cats thrived and survived and lived their full lifespan and my gallbladder does it's job now without problems. 3 out of 3 in just 1 family? That is good enough evidence for me!!!
11.44. Stop. Enough. Cannot you see by this shocking comment and your previous one that you lose the argument straight away when you resort to playground language. I truly am shocked.
Self reflection is a vital part of being human. Most people don't want to look inside, scared of what they might find....
Dear "Anonymous", there is nothing shameful about my comment and I have no agenda. I am a retired GP so am not affected by developments in the profession or DWP. My policy has always been to examine both sides of any situation and look for similarities rather than differences. What ruffles your feathers in others is often what is unexamined/unacknowledged in yourself so maybe you need to put the spotlight on your own issues and bias rather than projecting them onto others where one way or another, now or in the future, they will only reflect back at you and bite you on the ass.
Maybe if the constant monitoring and evidence based practice trend continues to increase in complexity, then GP's will have more compassion for sick and disabled people who have to undergo endless ATOS examinations and constantly fill in forms with accompanying evidence that is very hard to obtain.
As a GP I know the MMR is safe....
Your clearly not up to date with this debacle. MMR is NOT safe and is linked to Autism and this has been verified by an American court. See link for details.
I myself suffered SEVERE gallbladder attacks and researched an alternative to surgery. I found a doctor called Andreas Moritz who had written a book called The Amazing Liver and Gallbladder Flush and there were thousands and thousands of online reviews from satisfied patients. I had nothing to lose by trying this and was amazed at how efficiently the cleanse worked. It was quick, easy, inexpensive and above all it worked. Eventually, after several cleanses my gallbladder was free of stones and now I just do a maintenance cleanse once a year. I have recommended this option to many people - all of whom have had the same success that I did. In summary, it surely has to be a better option than an operation with all its risks and consequences.