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Chinese Herbal Medicine Compared To Drugs...Pharmaceutical Drugs. What's The Difference?

Herbs Prescribed Correctly Naturally Work Without Harm or Side-Effects!

What Are Some Of The Main Differences Between Chinese Herbal Medicines And Pharmaceutical Drugs?

Chinese Herbal Medicine Compared To Drugs...Pharmaceutical Drugs...that is:

One of the key difference between Chinese Herbal Medicine and Pharmaceutical drugs is that many, if not most drugs, are made using harsh chemical processes out of toxic chemical components in an attempt to replicate the healing properties found in herbal plants.

The primary purpose for doing this is so that the resulting drug can be patented and sold for very large amounts of money that could not be charged for the herb, which is easily grown and relatively inexpensive.

Ironically the pharmaceutical companies know that herbal medicine is very much safer and even works better.

That's why they search for the so-called "magic bullet", the "one chemical component" in a particular herb that they, with their misguided theories of how energy and healing work, believe has the therapeutic effect.

Chinese herbal medicine comes from plants and are thus part of the natural-world. Human beings are also part of the natural world.

There is a process in the natural world known as synergy. The definition of synergy is that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts and each of the parts has impact on all the other parts.

The impact of not understanding and implementing the concept of synergy is that when you isolate a component out of its natural organic matrix (meaning natural plant state in this case) you are not only potentially reducing the effectiveness of the healing benefit of the plant itself, and creating a toxic substance.

This problem is made manifestly worse when chemists try to chemically create and imitate a component substance from a plant and thereby ignore the synergy of all the component elements of the natural plant.

As mentioned above many, if not all of the chemicals used to create pharmaceutical drugs, are derived from petroleum which is clearly toxic.

Nearly all pharmaceutical drugs are toxic and because of this toxicity they have a negative impact on the whole body, and especially on the liver and kidneys which are the major organs of elimination.

This is why if you choose any drug at random in the Physician's Desk Reference (PDR) which provides all the information manufactures make available on their drugs including side effects and warnings, you will find either direct warnings about detrimental impact on liver and kidney function or side effects that can only be attributed to damage to those two organs and other organs.

Beyond the problem of the toxicity of these artificially created drugs, our whole modern Western medical system is focused on nothing more than prescribing drugs to mask or cover symptoms rather than correcting the underlying problem.

In stark contrast, Chinese Herbal Medicine's therapeutic herbs provide beneficial nutritional substances, natural chemicals and EM energy that assists the body in returning to balance and improved function.

In many cases herbs can bring about restoration of health because they can heal the root of the problem.

Also, it is very important to note that properly prescribed Chinese Herbal Medicines work slowly, gently but effectively without side effects to heal the root cause of the problem and bring about restoration of healthy function.

Anemia Drugs Made Billions But At What Cost? Washington Post Article 7/19/2012

This synopsis was written by the staff of the Washington Post.

For years, a trio of anemia drugs known as Epogen, Procrit and Aranesp ranked among the best-selling prescription drugs in the United States, generating more than $8 billion a year for two companies, Amgen and Johnson & Johnson.

But a Washington Post investigation shows that the benefits of the drugs — including “life satisfaction and happiness,” according to the FDA-approved label — had to be retracted and that potentially lethal side effects, such as cancer and strokes, were overlooked. Millions of patients were subjected to dangerous doses that might have had little advantage.

The multi-billion-dollar rise and fall of the anemia drugs illustrates how the economic incentives embedded in U.S. health care can make the system not only inefficient, but potentially deadly.

Through a well-funded research and lobbying campaign, the drug-makers won far-reaching approvals from the FDA. Doses tripled in size.

The pharmaceutical companies conducted trials that missed the dangers and touted benefits that years later would be deemed unproven.

The companies took more than a decade to fulfill their research commitments.

And when bureaucrats tried to rein in the largest doses, a high-powered lobbying effort began until Congress forced the regulators to let the drugs flow. Please click here to read the entire Washington Post Article On Their Website

Regarding Your Health And The Type of Treatment You Seek, Please Consider This

Your body has never gotten sick from a deficiency of pharmaceutical drugs....

Here's why...

You can get sick from eating food processed with chemical dyes and preservatives or that are made with too highly refined grains or sugars, like white refined flour and sugar.

And you can get sick from not getting enough natural nutrition including all of the following: proteins, carbohydrates, good fats, good sugars, minerals and vitamins and amino-acids.

No one in the History of the World ever had a pharmaceutical drug deficiency related illness. Thousands, if not millions of years of evolution did not equip your body to handle chemicals made from petroleum or coal tar or other toxic chemicals.

Yes, while it is true that some drugs can control some symptoms and prevent them from getting worse like some HBP medications...

...Pharmaceutical drugs never alleviate the root or underlying cause of a disease and provide a cure that restores a person to full health.

Only natural substances can do that.

I repeat...deficiencies of pharmaceutical drugs do not make one sick and never have.

Here is the headline:

It Is Not Necessary Nor Is It Effective To Use Drugs To Restore or Maintain Good Health.

Let's Get In Our Time Machine And See What Is Happening Way Back There In The Mists of Time.

In our discussion of herbal medicine compared to drugs, let's do a thought experiment.

Imagine we are living thousands of years ago...

Here is the scene...

There is an Herbal Medicine Expert standing at the intersection of a busy cross roads, holding up a placard saying, "I will write anything you want me to say about your herbs for a large amount of money."

Nah...never happened. But today we have plenty of folks with MD degrees and other advanced degrees will to say anything they are told and paid to say all the time...every day. There were consequences for lying back in the past...Hmmmmm...I wonder what?

Here is a scene that actually happened...

Herbalist for the Emperor tells Emperor he can cure his wife of what she is dying from...he fails...

He wakes up without his head...very disturbing to wake up dead I hear, especially without your head.

Suffice it to say there were a lot of reasons for people to be honest, besides the best one which's the right thing to do.

By the way...there have always been incurable diseases...

...perhaps put more clearly no one gets out of life "alive" something is going to kill will die of something...and nothing will save you that time.

This was an interesting experiment to consider in our exploration of herbal medicine compared to drugs isn't it.

Let's Hear From Modern Experts In Pharmaceutical Drugs And The "Health Industry"!

Let's further our discussion of herbal medicine compared to drugs with some input from some important voices in the medical community.

This Holistic Medicine Detective has discovered...thanks to the book "Death By Medicine" by Gary Null, PhD, Martin Feldman, MD, Debora Rasio, MD and Carolyn Dean, MD, ND

"The number of people who die each day because of medical errors, physician mistakes, hospital-related illness and reactions to FDA approved medications is the equivalent of six Jumbo Jets falling out of the sky.

More Americans are dying each year at the hands of (Allopathic, my insertion) Medicine than all American casualties in WW1 and the Civil War Combined."

The authors continue by saying,"The medical environment has become a labyrinth of interlocking corporate, hospital, and governmental boards of directors, infiltrated by drug companies. Pharmaceutical corporations are paying our legislators, television and radio stations, schools, and news outlets to keep this information from you."

They finish by saying, "Drug company representatives write about new medicines in glowing articles, which are then signed by physicians who are paid handsomely for their co-operation, though they may not even know the adverse side effects of the drugs they promote. The most toxic substances are approved first, while milder and more natural alternatives are ignored for financial reasons."

"It's death by medicine."

Mind you, these are not my words and conclusions, these are the conclusions of researchers and MD’s themselves. I don't think I need to add a single word.

In our exploration of herbal medicine compared to drugs, herbs just keep looking better and better.

Proof That Pharmaceutical Companies Don't Care What Their Medicines Do To Patients, But They Do Care About Stockholders Investments And Making Money:

Here is more damning evidence in our exploration of herbal medicine compared to drugs.

Below is a link to a 11/2/2011 Washington Post Story About GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer Inc.and Eli Lilly promoting the prescription of their drugs for unapproved uses by MDs and the resulting $3 Billion...not Million, but Billion with a "B" as they say.

Here is a Washington Post synopsis of this article...

"GlaxoSmithKline agreed to pay $3 billion to resolve U.S. criminal and civil investigations into whether the U.K. company marketed drugs for unapproved uses and other matters, its biggest legal settlement.

Negotiations over the terms are ongoing and will be completed next year, the London-based company said in a statement today. The cost is covered by existing legal provisions and will be paid from the company’s cash resources, Glaxo said.

The Glaxo settlement would trump the $2.3 billion Pfizer paid in 2009 over the marketing of its Bextra painkiller and other drugs and the $1.4 billion Eli Lilly paid the same year over sales of its Zyprexa anti-psychotic medicine. The Bextra accord had been the largest pharmaceutical marketing settlement in U.S. history."

What's your score now in our evaluation of herbal medicine compared to drugs?

Here Are Some Conclusions That Reasonable People Might Reasonably Agree On In Our Exploration of Herbal Medicine Compared To Drugs

Here is another point to ponder in our comparison of herbal medicine compared to drugs.

We have a medical advertising and lobbying effort that tries to paint the picture of the many, many, many, etc...many deaths "modern medicine" read "pharmaceutical medicine" has prevented and how we are all so much better off than those poor ignorant folks tens of years, no hundreds of thousands of years ago who didn't have our wonder drugs.

Wait a minute...

...Did you just make the same connections that I made?

  • The number of deaths each day from modern medicine is equivalent to 6 jumbo jets falling from the sky each day...that's thousands of people each day. More die in a year than the number of those who died from the Civil War and WWI combined.
  • They have to pay just about everyone to get anyone with credibility to say good things about their products.
  • By the time someone has been paid to say good things about a company's products they are no longer an un-biased objective observer...they are really more like an employee...aren't they?
  • Oh, and didn't that person just lose his or her credibility because they were paid to say what they said?
  • Oh, and didn't that just call into grave doubt anything they did write or do or say on behalf of that drug or device?
  • Perhaps pharmaceutical drugs are neither safe or effective, nor are they at all capable of "curing" disease. Did you know that the pharmaceutical companies and the AMA succeeded years ago having it put into legislation that only pharmaceutical drug manufactures and those who sell their stuff could tell anyone that their stuff "cured" something. That's right... no one else can use the word "cure" to describe any healing effect their products have on a person.
  • We know these companies are more concerned about profits and stock price and stock holder value than they are about "curing" disease.

These were the conclusions that came to my mind as I studied herbal medicine compared to drugs. Did any other conclusions come to your mind? I'd like to know.

One final area of concern in herbal medicine compared to drugs...

According to the above cited authors every FDA panel member has either worked for the Pharmaceutical Corporations or industry including lobbyists or will work for them!

You might be thinking like many do...who else could evaluate the effectiveness or danger of these drugs?

How about all the many MDs and others who do independent research who are very knowledgeable about Pharmaceutical Drugs but have never worked for or received any money from Pharmaceutical Corporations...

...and who have actually been critical of some of their products

...and who would be banned from ever working for Pharmaceutical Corporations or any part of the Industry including lobbying where they could then be paid for their past service to Pharmaceutical Corporations they were supposed to regulate.

And isn't it just an amazing coincidence that All The Same Players Identified Are The Ones Telling You Herbs Don't Work!

Source of the following comments: The book "Death By Medicine" published in 2010 written by Gary Null, PhD, Martin Feldman, MD, Debora Rasio MD and Carolyn Dean, MD, ND. Published in 2010.

The authors of the above book put it this way. What is wrong with this picture? Here are a few questions you should be asking yourself right now.

  • Is perhaps everything you knew about "quality health care" wrong?
  • Could herbs and herbal medicine be better, safer and more effective than we have all been mis-lead to believe they aren't?
  • The FDA says Pharmaceutical drugs and various medical devices are safe and effective...Are they really?

    At the same time the FDA has cracked down hard on Natural Medicine even banning certain herbs essential to safe and effective treatment by qualified licensed practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine or as some of us call it Oriental Medicine, because some non-practitioners used it in ways known to be harmful for thousands of years.

Well that about wraps up our "herbal medicine compared to drugs" page...but I'd like you to read a bit important information from my herbal supplier.

I'd Like You To Take A Look At What My Herbal Supplier Has To Say About Herbal Medicine!

Now that we have almost completed our exploration of herbal medicine compared to drugs it is important for you to know, if you haven't guessed...

I am a passionate advocate of the use of herbal medicines instead of Pharmaceutical Drugs...There are three links to sources of information I want to make available for you to look at.

These 3 links will take you to the Evergreen Herbs Website which is the company from which I get all my herbs...single herbal extract powders with which I make custom herbal formulas and patent or prepared encapsulated herbal formulas. And you can visit their site to find out how they put you the patient first just as I do!

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