CAM FOR DOCTORS
(
Complementary Alternative Medicine Information For Doctors)

an open letter to all health practitioners but especially M.D.s
( who need to catch up!) by contributing editor

 

My goal is to help you become consciously competent in seeking out and reviewing alternative modes of therapy and treatment for your patients.

 

That is a pretty presumptuous title is it not? Well, I had to get your attention. I am assuming you are a doctor, e.g. M.D., D.O., DDS, Chiropractor, even some Naturopaths, etc. I think you are becoming aware that your patients are chomping on the bit to get INFORMATION ABOUT ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE.

UPDATE:

*Almost two-thirds of the patients being treated with chemotherapy alone using alternative therapies versus just 35 percent of those only receiving radiation.
*Virtually all patients who opt for CAM treatments (88 percent) were satisfied with them as a cost-effective cancer treatment and used an average of two (either vitamin, herbal or botanical).
*Only 36 percent of patients believed their doctors were an important source for information about CAM. Source: Are You Still Keeping Secrets From Your Doctor?

 

Up until now, M.D.s in most states of the Union had less freedom to apply alternative therapies than their counterparts in Chiropractic, Homeopathy, (even their plumber in some cases),etc. There is still much pressure on M.D.s to walk the straight and narrow allopathic plank, but things are changing. The populous is waking up due to the fine work of many daring and controversial health luminaries such as Ed McCabe, Tim Bolen, Dr. Mercola, Dr. David Williams, Dr. Rath, Dr. Thomas Levy, Dr. Joel Fuhrman, Bill Sardi, and many, many more brave health freedom fighters. Now, eleven states and maybe even California, will allow all doctors to apply experimental and “unconventional” treatments within certain guidelines. Alternative Medicine is a reality that is going on underground as we speak. It has been estimated that half of what people spend on health is going to alternative medicine, supplements, nutrition etc. This is your wake up call. You must get into this loop or you will surely wake up one morning and find all your patients have left you for greener pastures.


I want to call your attention to an array of new experimental alternative therapies (below) that you may want to recommend to your patients who are otherwise untreatable. They are only experimental by the government’s definition since people who use them swear by them and will fight to defend their right to use them! You patients will love you for it and you will have moved the cause of integral medicine forward by one more step.

 

Up until now you may have been resisting for multiple reasons (see article The Challenge of Educating Physicians about Complementary and Alternative Medicine ). I am here to tell you that the time has arrived. There is a revolution afoot, and if you as their physician, do not adapt, they may just leave you behind for something that works better; and they won’t ever tell you about it because you have trained them not to talk about it to you!

Let's cut to the chase.

I believe in COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE, synergistic therapies that are guided by the trained and highly educated hand of a true physician. However, this healer must have all colors of the rainbow on his pallet. If something works he must be able to use it. And, if the AMA and FDA and even the Review Board, frown on this good doctor prescribing outside the pharmaceutical-drug based paradigm, then so be it. He or she should be free to allow his patients who are otherwise untreatable or intractable to be able to “experiment” with new therapies, even if unorthodox and unconventional.


The physician is needed in this new paradigm. Why should the patient be forced to go it alone, to lie to his doctor while he throws caution to the winds and plunges into some unknown and untested area? There are too many dark roads a patient can go down, due to panic and fear, and to a lack of sympathy and guidance from their primary physician. But, there are roads of light as well. Who better to assess these than a dedicated doctor who knows their patient’s requirements and has some scientific and technical training to help them access the viability of some new healing modality?

The doctor must be involved in this triangle; patient, doctor, alternative therapy. That is the new CAM model. As the brief article below states;


“An impressive 87 percent of patients had asked their pediatricians about
CAM therapies in the past three months.”


These pediatricians (and, this is representative of most M.D.s) were afraid to answer because;

  • Lack of knowledge about such therapies
  • Concerns about side effects
  • Delays in seeking necessary medical care


As you must realize, there is growing evidence that a majority of patients are now seeking alternative information on their own. They do not trust the allopathic medical profession to help them in this search because they have been let down and even lied to. You must change this now. There does not need to be a war between allopathic and alternative medicine. There must be synergy, the win-win solution where we all win, not the “zero-sum game” of the casino or the big pharma companies that leads to the suppression of symptoms and subsequently new, effective cures and the inevitable worsening of our national health.

 

From Dr. Mercola’s health blog: www.mercola.com/blog

Alternative Medicine Still Scares Pediatricians

“Lately, there are news stories popping up every week taking the media by storm that reflect the growing disenchantment patients and medical experts are having with conventional medicine, some as huge as the Vioxx scandal have attracted a great deal of attention.

And some that don't command the attention they should -- which is why you should subscribe to my free twice-weekly eHealthy News You Can Use newsletter -- like the results of a study that showed many pediatricians acknowledge their patients use complementary and alternative therapies (CAM) to improve their health, yet most do not feel comfortable discussing or recommending these therapies.

The reasons pediatricians didn't prescribe alternative treatments for their young patients:

  • Lack of knowledge about such therapies
  • Concerns about side effects
  • Delays in seeking necessary medical care

The study also found many of you weren't letting pediatricians off the hook either. An impressive 87 percent of patients had asked their pediatricians about CAM therapies in the past three months.

Despite their reservations, about a third of the pediatricians surveyed said they or a family member had used alternative therapies in the past year, and more than 60 percent of them felt alternative therapies could enhance recovery or relieve symptoms.

Emphasizing alternative therapies that treat the root cause of disease rather than the symptoms is at the heart of my vision to transform the existing medical paradigm from one addicted to needless pharmaceuticals and surgeries.”

 

 

Now, please read this again:

 

“Despite their reservations, about a third of the pediatricians surveyed said they or a family member had used alternative therapies in the past year, and more than 60 percent of them felt alternative therapies could enhance recovery or relieve symptoms.

 

My goal is to help you become consciously competent in seeking out and reviewing alternative modes of therapy and treatment for your patients.

 

I want to get you started with the top three alternative sites I have ever seen. They offer bona fide solutions if not FDA approved therapies. They may never gain the questionable blessing of the “powers that be” for the very reason they are suppressed, i.e. they work too well.

 

But they are complementary. There are no panaceas of which we know. Combining various therapies judiciously can sometimes produce a cure where none was possible with just one. And, the patient has the advantage that he or she came by this new therapy through you. Who else knows the individual and peculiar needs of your patient as well as you? And, someone has to do all those diagnostic tests and so forth to monitor progress etc. Measuring success is very important and also has its own positive feedback effect, i.e. the demonstrated power of faith and prayer, of suggestion by an authority figure, and the placebo effect, etc. (Not to mention the fact that any practical, doctor-supervised studies of these new technologies can only help the science of Medicine keep up with the very real threats of the coming years by the dissemination of this heretofore esoteric and underground knowledge.)

 

I am not going to debase this information by trying to sketch out a readers digest version. Rather, I want you to check out these sources and come to your own conclusions. I believe they are very straightforward in their approaches. Just please be honest and objective and give it a chance. I have made it easy for you to move through at an optimum pace. For a high-density approach to cutting-edge therapeutic technology see SYNERGISTIC ENERGY MEDICINE.

 

 

RifeTech: This is Physicist’s Gary Wade’s version of the revolutionary work Royal Rife did in the 1930’s (and later suppressed). He has upgraded it and improved it using our current technology and knowledge (dare I say future tech and know-how) and articulated it so that even the math-and-physics-challenged can comprehend. Rife is very effective in most microbial based diseases and Gary Wade’s approach is unique. His approach is simple, direct and overwhelmingly effective. It is based on low intensity, wide band ultra-sound but of an intensity that is thousands of times less than a standard fetal scan. There is no danger to the patient and it can be used synergistically with all other therapies. There are only a few conditions where this modality cannot be used, e.g. right after surgery. He has arranged his articles for practitioners so they can access them according to information density desired.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summation:

 

Okay, your move. Don’t be the only doctor on the block who has “alternative phobia”. Like techno phobia it can be fixed. If you would like to comment on this article please hold me and no one else responsible. I am a contributing editor and take full responsibility for this article. Thank you for your consideration and I wish you and all your patients well.

 

Jack Baker

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