More alternative medicine needed to make NHS cheaper and better

My sister is a very successful medicine person.  She is qualified as a Nutritional therapist and a Kinesiologist.  I will use the pseudonym “Susan” when I refer to her.  Her identity does not need to be known on this blog.  After all, she does not need any new business.  She has more than three months of appointments in her books.

According to Susan, the energy and electrical currents around the body are unique to every individual.  That apparently makes it harder to anchor her area of medicine with conventional medical science.  She uses Applied Kinesiology to determine a person’s health.  This is a muscle-strength testing system which tells her in which part of the energy imbalances lie.  She can also diagnose illness through her knowledge of Nutritional medicine but Applied Kinesiology is much faster. 

There are many medical doctors who regard Susan’s work as pure “quackery.”  They don’t believe that her medicine has any proven scientific basis to it.  At a family gathering 3 years ago, I witnessed a heated argument in which a relative of ours, who is a doctor, virtually insinuated that people were wasting their money and that it was potentially dangerous for people to use Susan’s services.  

Nevertheless, Susan continues to have spectacular success, curing people of illnesses who could not be cured by the Medical profession.  Susan maintains that approximately 70% of people’s illnesses are related to problems with food.

I don’t believe in miracles.  Nevertheless, Susan performs them.  I am one of her patients and I count myself extremely lucky that I am so closely related to her.  Any doctor who dismisses Susan’s work, particularly one who holds a religious belief, might be left with no rationale other than that Susan’s success is a result of Devine intervention!

Medical professional bigotry (sorry to have to use that word again) in relation to alternative medicine has been around for a number of years.  However, progress has been made.  For example, it is now possible to access acupuncture via the GP.  Here, I quote from the website Pulse – A specialist medical blog in relation to a Government-funded study carried out during 2008:

“The major new Government-funded study found there would be a range of benefits to patients in providing access to complementary and alternative medicine, and that the treatments could even save the health service money.

As many as 81% of patients receiving the treatments on referral from their GP reported improvements in their physical health, and 79% in their mental health.

The study, carried out in Northern Ireland and commissioned by the province’s Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, found 84% of patients directly linked improvements in health to the therapies they received.

Treatments administered after referral from local GPs included acupuncture, homeopathy, chiropractic, osteopathy, reflexology and aromatherapy.

In 65% of cases, GPs reported a health improvement in patients, while half said they prescribing less medication during the course of the trial, and that their patients needed less frequent referral to hospital.

More than 700 patients from different demographic groups were referred to therapies for musculoskeletal or mental health conditions through nine GP practices in Belfast and Londonderry.

The researchers concluded: ‘Not only has this project documented significant health gains, but also the potential economic savings likely to accrue from a reduction in patient use of primary and other health care services, a reduction in prescribing levels and reduced absenteeism from work.

‘It is recommended that DHSSPS and the project partners examine ways of integrating complementary and alternative medicine within primary care.’

These other areas of alternative medicine seem to be a success and it appears that Doctors can see massive benefits

I asked Susan about potential savings to the NHS if they availed of people providing her services.  She indicated that the potential savings would be massive.   Whereas she would prescribe herbal supplements, a doctor would prescribe drugs.  The latter are considerably more expensive. 

It will probably be some time before Susan’s services are brought within the NHS umbrella.  I just hope that some scientist or Doctor is able to get outside that box soon and find a scientific way to make Susan’s medicine acceptable.  I am not in any doubt that this is a discovery waiting to happen.  David Cameron talks about getting more for less.  Can the Government press any buttons?

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One Response to More alternative medicine needed to make NHS cheaper and better

  1. Kasi Samek says:

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