Do they have patients from all 50 states and over 40 foreign countries? Have they provided testimony by invitation to the US Senate and in Congressional hearings?
Does he really need to belittle others in order to tout his own accomplishments? Every swing of the sword towards CAM-oriented EM practitioners pushes them farther away from exploring his discoveries.
I’m sure to get in trouble with some readers on this, but I have to say that our society gives too much weight to the truth of our scientific method without giving equal heed to its flaws. The scientific method slowly became established in medicine and biology in the last three centuries. The foundation, however, as in physics and chemistry, is a mathematics that has been around for over 2000 years. We have to ask, why did it take so long for the biological sciences to discover how to apply “the scientific method”? After all, brilliant researchers were looking at the human body, plants, and animals with careful attention to every minutiae. These people knew their math. They knew their astronomy. They knew their logic. I ask this question because it is commonplace knowledge that many scientific truths are eventually proven to be less than 100% true, and some of them turn out to be patently false. We have to be careful bowing down to the God of Science when our knowledge is an infinitesimal portion of all there is to know. Think of everything that was once considered true before the discovery of bacteria. Some of the ideas that were discarded with the new knowledge, ideas like the importance of the biological terrain, and now returning to the forefront of scientific research with studies of the human biome in gut, skin, and internal cavities.
The clinical experience of practitioners who have not done peer-reviewed placebo controlled studies, but who have a base of 30,000 or more patients (combined perhaps upwards of 80,000) who have responded positively to clinical protocols, is a source of valuable evidence. Traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurvedic medicine both developed through years of observation of patient response, still have significant validity in helping patients, and are still poorly understood by modern biological science.
We, the patient community, have to take the initiative. We have to ask our medical practitioners to test until they get to the root causes of our dysfunction. We have to encourage them to embrace all protocols that can help us heal from these isolating and debilitating illnesses. Let’s get as many practitioners, mainstream and
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