Mood Disorders and Hormonal Imbalance :: Surgical Intervention or Natural Therapies?
Don’t answer yet… let’s make an informed choice shall we…?
There is a phenomenal amount of evidence based research into the efficacy of natural therapies, such as herbal and homeopathic cures, for mental health and hormonal conditions, for example:
The above are just the tip of the iceberg in terms of the options open to people suffering from mental health issues where natural healing is concerned.
And then there’s the natural approach to treating hormonal conditions, which include, for example:
I have recently used two delicate herbs to completely eradicate all of my menopausal symptoms, which have essentially transformed my life… I don’t want to sound all ‘born again’ about it… but quite honestly I feel like I’ve been… well… born again, since these two little herbs have obliterated a plethora of incredibly debilitating symptoms, that had me weeping into my pillow at night… (I’ll be writing about hormone balancing in future blog posts and doing talks in Bristol, Bath and North Somerset in the new year, so please subscribe to the blog to be notified of updates regarding these. In the meantime, you can read the information about skincare to discover some of the main endocrine disrupting ingredients in our personal care products…)
Feeling convinced already…?
Don’t go ‘all in’ just yet. May be there’s an instance where an overwhelming body of proof will reveal an entirely safe and harmless, eminently affordable, non-invasive, and completely efficacious treatment just really isn’t enough…
The American Military are funding research into the development of appliances that will be inserted into human brains to record neural activity and automatically stimulate the brain to treat mental illness.
This astonishing development is, most likely, not a good thing:
Disclosure: the writer may be, just a tad, unconvinced by the conventional medical approach to treating pretty much anything, but don’t let that sway you… let’s take a look at the evidence first…
Aside from the potential complications of invasive surgery, particularly in such a critically sensitive area of the body, there’s also the cost. And as with everything, research and development, particularly in the field of the medical sciences, is always very expensive, not least because extensive trialing is legally required before a drug or procedure can be declared safe by the authorities… and, of course, these rigorous stipulations safeguard the public from untold unnecessary deaths.. for example:
Pharmaceutical drugs, taken as prescribed, is the 3rd biggest killer worldwide.
Here’s the only article in the Daily Mail the writer has ever believed:
He-hem… moving on…
The average failure rate of surgical procedures according to a report by UCLA:
About 20,000 to 25,000 deaths occur every year in UK hospitals following surgery, of which about 80% occur in a small group of “high risk patients”. These patients account for 10% of surgical inpatients and are at increased risk of mortality and morbidity…
This means that about 20,000 to 23,00 low risk patients also manage to beat all the odds and somehow fail to survive surgery despite being reasonably fit and healthy prior to going under the knife.
And, this story in the Independent, in 2016, doesn’t entirely instil faith in surgical procedures either:
Have you ever watched surgeons scrub up in real life or on telly? It looks like a really rigorous procedure. (I certainly wouldn’t want to vigorously scrub the undersides of my forearms with a hard bristled scrubbing brush several times a day, would you?!!)
But research shows that this time consuming (and obviously uncomfortable procedure)… not to mention, costly to tax payers :: are you aware of how much surgeons cost the NHS each year, and how much of their time is spent scrubbing up? :: The short answer; A LOT to all questions!
But, suffice to say, your average surgeon, whilst probably listening pretty keenly to the portion of the budget speech relating to tax hikes for alcohol, has undoubtedly fallen into a Chablais-induced coma by the time the announcement pertaining to minimum wage increases is made… and I bet there aren’t so many people on minimum wage that get paid for washing their hands 20 odd times a day… you see, there’s the difference between skilled and unskilled remuneration right there!!!)
Ah, but where was I…? Oh yes, this time consuming procedure may, in a lot of cases, be rendered entirely redundant due to the failure rate of surgical gloves:
Then there’s the risk of infection from other environmental factors… and lets face it, just entering a hospital on foot puts you at risk of contracting the flesh ravaging condition of MRSA… but poking a sharp instrument through the dermis of the brain, and possibly even through other layers of protection found around this most precious of all organs (where would we be without it?), say, through the skull, for example, (even if it were only an entirely unintended oopse-a-daisy accident :: and we’ve already read that there’s plenty of those!)… But, as this article reveals, that’s not really the least of it… there’s also seizures, inter-cranial bleeding, strokes, and in some rare cases, death, etc, etc…
Need I go on…?
Please let me know your thoughts in the comments…