by Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News
For decades now western culture has taken great pride over “western medicine” as a product of modern times and the “age of science.”
The belief that modern medicine has achieved great success in overcoming historical diseases that prior to the advent of modern medicine plagued and killed humanity is drilled into anyone who grew up in a western country with a western education.
Older traditional systems of dealing with health and sickness are thought to be antiquated and inferior, which includes bodies of health information that have been around for many thousands of years in non-western countries, such as “Traditional Chinese Medicine” (TCM) or “Ayurveda” practices in South Asia, mainly in India.
Notice, for example, how the Big Pharma-controlled Wikipedia describes Ayurveda:
Ayurveda is an alternative medicine system with historical roots in the Indian subcontinent. The theory and practice of Ayurveda is pseudoscientific. The Indian Medical Association describes Ayurvedic practitioners who claim to practice medicine as quacks. Ayurveda is heavily practiced in India and Nepal, where around 80% of the population report using it.
So a country like India where 80% of the population uses a system of healing that is over 2000 years old is considered “pseudoscientific” and the western pharmaceutical-based medical association in that country, the “Indian Medical Association,” calls them “quacks” which of course should surprise nobody, since pharmaceutical based medicine today, no matter what country you live in, cannot tolerate any competition.