Next time you go to the doctor, ask your doctor this question and watch how funny they look at you! They don’t even know because they are not even taught this in medical school in the United States.
What if doctors didn’t get paid unless they first cured and then healed?
There would be pretty many broke doctors wouldn’t it be?
What if the Pharmaceutical Industry didn’t get paid unless they gave a medicine first for patient to try to see if it works, then they would buy and they would then be paid only after it worked for a period of time where they could then be taken off of?
Yeah, I know I am dreaming, if you have never asked yourself these types of questions you are not worried about your own health.
There would be a very broke Pharmaceutical Industry wouldn’t it be?
Well, it doesn’t work quite that way in the real world.
Let’s take a look at what medicine truly meant to and for the Greek medicine world.
The Greek set the path and where did we go wrong as Americans in the United States when it comes to protecting our patients and making them feel better?
I thought we were suppose to take what was given to us left by the Greek/Roman, etc. and learn from what and why they did what they did, and then improve if necessary for betterment of all man lives and mostly mans health and importantly well-being. We instead, are making and causing patients all other kinds of illnesses from taking medications with side effects? Aren’t you worried? I am and not only am I worried, I am tired of it!
Let’s take a look at modern or advanced medical practice as we see it today.
Advanced or Modern MEDICAL PRACTICE
Advanced restorative practice has some compatibility to its roots in antiquated Greece. Specialists still have a liberal training and take a wide range of classes. They likewise do heaps of reading. Subsequent to putting in four years in school to get a degree, they take in any event an additional four years of school classes that include top to bottom investigation of solution and rehearsing with specialists in an entry-level position. In the temporary job, the understudy specialist gains from the expert specialist by watching and helping with genuine restorative cases. After effectively finishing the entry-level position, the new specialist graduates and can begin honing solution all alone.
But, you don’t hear one very important about today’s doctors and this is the study of NUTRITION and how important what we eat is essential and healing for our bodies, souls and minds. How come the importance of NUTRITION is not taught in medical schools in the United States?
It may appear to be peculiar to us that, in prior times, individuals knew how to protect vegetables for long stretches without the utilization of coolers or canning machines through the procedure of lacto-aging. Lactic corrosive is a characteristic additive that represses festering microscopic organisms. Starches and sugars in vegetables and organic products are changed over into lactic corrosive by the numerous types of lactic-corrosive creating bacteria…The old Greeks comprehended that critical synthetic changes occurred amid this kind of maturation. Their name for this change was “speculative chemistry.” Like the maturation of dairy items, protection of vegetables and natural products by the procedure of lacto-aging has various points of interest past those of basic safeguarding. The expansion of lactobacilli in aged vegetables upgrades their absorbability and expands vitamin levels. These valuable life forms deliver various accommodating chemicals and also anti-toxin and anticarcinogenic substances. Their fundamental by-item, lactic corrosive, not just keeps vegetables and natural products in a condition of flawless safeguarding additionally advances the development of solid greenery all through the intestine.
INVESTIGATING ANCIENT GREEK MEDICINE
Greek specialists did not need to get licenses like specialists do today. Anyway, how could they have been able to they control the specialist’s preparation? Think about the way specialists take in their practice today with the way specialists took in their practice 2500 years prior in Greece. What is comparative and what is distinctive?
The Hippocratic Oath is still utilized today, but is it honestly being practiced per oath ethics of human lives?
You never hear very much that magic word ethics when it comes to medicine or even prescribed drugs in this country, but when we try to pursue lawsuits then it comes out. Who is utilizing ethics the one being used or the one using or even the one prescribing medication with all types of side effects. If would go even further in delving the culprit, the industry who is making and then approving these drugs or the government who is allowing this bad things to happen to human lives from prescribed medications and all of the side effects or massive contradictions?
According to a report by the John’s Hopkins Sheridan Libraries, “The origin of the “modern” Hippocratic Oath is not 100% certain, despite the credit to Dean Lasagna. The Encyclopedia of Bioethics (2003) says:
- “A document patterned after the Oath of Hippocrates appeared in 1948, when the newly organized World Medical Association (WMA) adopted the Declaration of Geneva. In 1991, 47 U.S. medical schools used it (Dickstein et al.). (Of the remainder, 14 schools used the Prayer of Maimonides or more recently written oaths.)
It’s a specialist’s vow to do the most ideal job of healing for the patient. Analyzed over the Hippocratic Oath and portray what the specialist promises to do and vows not to do (particularly).
What did antiquated Greek specialists do to get patients? Contrast that and how specialists get patients today.
How did antiquated Greek specialists live? Contrast that and how specialists live today.
GREEK MEDICAL TRAINING
In the late sixth century B.C., two Greek city-states were acclaimed for their specialists, those of Croton (in Southern Italy) and Cyrene (in Northern Africa). Be that as it may, in the fifth century the most popular focuses were Cos, the origination of Hippocrates, and Cnidus, simply inverse Cos on the terrain of Asia Minor. They created prospering restorative schools. These schools turned into the fundamental habitats for the educating of medication, and the specialists connected with either place shared certain restorative practices. The guideline in these schools was exceptionally casual, contrasted with now. No set term was made to the time of preparing that a medicinal understudy ought to experience, nor toward the end of it did he acquire an endorsement of his entitlement to rehearse. So far as is known no legitimate or general system existed to keep a novice, an insufficiently prepared student, or a quack from rehearsing. His setting up himself as a specialist depended not on how he had been prepared, but rather all alone inner voice, the notoriety he procured by and by, and keeping the certainty of his customers.
It may seem odd that the Greeks, subsequent to raising prescription to another level, didn’t have some way that they could shield themselves from those doctors who had no idea about what they were doing. Yet, in the event that you consider two circumstances commonplace of the Greek world, it will demonstrate to you that it is not to be considered as abnormal.
The student framework, in which Greek specialties were sorted out, is a self-policing one. That will be, that each of the bosses (real doctors) would watch the students and verify they found themselves able to carry out their employment.
The fracture of the Greek world into its several autonomous states made verging on inconceivable the sort of framework that alone could have given a check upon the medicinal calling. The doctor, honing as an individual, offered excessively awesome an issue. The Hippocratic Oath may have given some sort of proof of finished preparing. Additionally, participation at one of the schools, ordinarily that of Cos, would give proof as to the specialist’s capabilities. As a major aspect of “liberal” learning, solution would be a matter of addresses and books, of hypothesis and political theory. After the majority of this preparation most free doctors would go get guideline in the hypothetical parts of their art at a composed school.
THE HIPPOCRATIC OATH
“I swear by Apollo the doctor and Aesculapius, and Health, and every one of the divine beings and goddesses, that, as indicated by my capacity and judgment, I will keep this Oath and this prerequisite — to treat him who taught me this Art just as dear to me as my guardians, to impart my substance to him, and assuage his weights if required; to look upon his youngsters in the same path as my own particular siblings, and to show them this workmanship, if by chance that they should wish to learn it, without charge; and that by each method of direction, I will share an information of the Art to educates bound by vow as indicated by the law of drug, yet to none others. I will take after that arrangement of which, as per my capacity and judgment, I consider for the advantage of my patients, and stay away from whatever is undesirable. I will give no savage prescription to any one if asked, nor propose. With virtue and with sacredness I will pass my life and practice my Art. Into whatever houses I enter, I will go into them for the advantage of the wiped out, and will maintain a strategic distance from each demonstration of underhandedness. Whatever regarding my expert administration I see or hear which should not to be mystery, I will keep mystery. While I keep on keeping this Oath, might it be conceded to me to appreciate life and the act of the craftsmanship, regarded by all men, in all times. Be that as it may, if I trespass and abuse this Oath, might the opposite transpire
GREEK MEDICAL PRACTICE
When all is said in done, Greek specialists honed secretly, with infrequent job by a city-state for a year on end. Also, to make certain that the specialists didn’t profit, they were requested to, when vital, treat their patients without installment. The standard principle was that specialists charged their patient for their administrations. While a few specialists were for all time inhabitant in a specific city, a huge number went from spot to put looking as a profession and because of the interest for specialists. The shaky position of the specialist is reflected in numerous elements of Greek medicinal practices. In this manner, one of the objectives of the determination is to awe the patient and win his certainty. The Greek specialists would attempt to tell their patients not just what was going to transpire additionally their present and past side effects. The act of forecast was apparently a critical mental weapon in the fight to win the patients’ certainty. By acknowledging and reporting previously which patients were going to kick the bucket, he would dodge any fault.
Okay, so we discussed three (3) important issues.
- recognize the foundations of modern medicine in ancient Greece.
- compare ancient Greek medical practices with those of today.
- describe the relationship between modern and ancient medicine as well as describe the development of medicine from ancient to modern medicine.
You know I have had conversations with doctors which when I go to the emergency room and I ask them questions and they look at me like what? My vocabulary is a bit more extensive than theirs I hate to say and I have not been to med school, but I do read and I do love to read about the human body so I can learn about how to keep mine in tip-top shape.
You mention the “mitochondria,” and they look at you like you said a foreign word?
The more healthy mitochondria your body contains, the better you’ll feel, and the more vigorous your digestion system will be. A strong mitochondrial power means better vitality and center, and more noteworthy capacity to maintain abnormal amounts of movement without exhausting.
Mitochondria produce vitality by separating sustenance, clarifies Bruce H. Cohen, MD, a neurologist at Northeast Ohio Medical University and a specialist in mitochondrial infection. At that point they discharge that vitality as ATP, alongside a few side effects, similar to carbon dioxide, water, and free radicals.
Free radicals are charged, profoundly dynamic particles that tilt around the body, responding with tissue. With some restraint, free radicals can offer us some assistance with fighting disease. In abundance, on the other hand, they wreak ruin, harming cell tissue, disintegrating our bodies, and bringing about runaway aggravation.
All I am saying in short is that NUTRITION is essential in healing our bodies first and foremost before anything else can be healed!
CN Trueman “Medicine and Ancient Greece” historylearningsite.co.uk. The History Learning Site. 17 Mar 2015 Oct 2015.