Ancient Ways Vs Modern “Cures”
To start, let’s try to be and stay as practical and realistic as reasonably achievable, because information is only as good as the results you can achieve from it.
In this article, we’ll cover:
- Practical value from the modern medical industry.
- When to say no to Big Pharma.
- A brief example of a natural cure.
- Practical ancient wisdom to avoid “needing” to seek cures.
- Who do you listen to when science is studying nature?
Being a passionate cannabis activist, especially an AWAKEN activist, we sometimes get TRIGGERED by article topics about Big Pharma or modern medical systems. And the truth is there is a good and bad “balancing” factor in most everything. If you accidentally cut yourself DEEP, with a kitchen knife or scissors, you’re not going to smoke a plant or rub an herb on it.
If you’re like me, you’re going to cave and rush to the hospital!
Our modern hospitals are REMARKABLE when it comes to not feeling any pain, while receiving stitches due to a flesh wound. Practically speaking, there is a fundamental utility to having intelligent doctors, apart of a system, to patch you up when you have a painful accident.
Where do we draw the line and say, “NO BIG PHARMA, I DON’T WANT YOUR SNAKE POISON!?”
If it’s someone else, it’s easy to say what “ THEY ” should do, right? But, if it so happens to be you who is in a serious situation, what do you do and how do you handle it?
A basic piece of wisdom is, “begin natural and work your way synthetic.”
The basic problems with synthetic cures, in the shape of pills, creams & sprays, are these methods cause the viruses and bacterial to get STRONGER. Synthetic “solutions” seemingly creates MORE problems, in the long run.
A brief example of natural vs synthetic cures for skin disorders.
One of the three most common skin disorders in children called scabies infecting hundreds of millions worldwide, that can be caught ANYWHERE. Scabies is a microscopic bug that burrows under your skin to feed on skin. Modern medical treatment is a synthetic pesticide poison ( permethrin ), in the form of a cream. One treatment may kill all the adults, but then, the eggs hatch and you have another round of adults. Multiple treatments is DANGEROUS because you’re putting a synthetic pesticide on your skin! Thus creating two problems, more powerful bugs and toxicity threat to the individual.
What about the natural cure for scabies?
Quickly, sulfur homeopathy & coconut oil are the safest, and potentially the most effective first steps, you can take to defeating these pests. A sulphur homeopathy is VERY good at curing a wide range of skin conditions, while the coconut oil is a great anti-fungal and an anti-microbial. A combination of these two can be used multiple times daily SAFELY until the condition disappears.
However, naturally and ultimately, before you listen to ANYONE, you have to listen to yourself. You will be the one who has to live with the decision that gets made. And the question is, would you rather be cured by nature safely or by synthetics which may not offer relief?
Ancient wisdom from Benjamin Franklin says, “An ounce of prevention is worth a POUND of the cure.” Before we get into situations where we have to consider the synthetic route, how can we prevent the situations that require ANY kind of curing? And the answer is reasonably simple. Prevention begins with what you put IN and ON your body.
Three basic pieces of ancient wisdom:
- Consume things as close to nature intended it. (Fresh fruits & vegetables are better than frozen or processed foods).
- Don’t put anything on your skin that you wouldn’t put in your mouth.
- Don’t cleanse your environment with anything you wouldn’t inhale, consums, etc.
Could it be that these synthetic products are causing, or at least contributing, to illness we are trying to find cures for? Or at least, are these synthetic methods weakening our natural ability to protect ourselves from the average daily threat? Why do scientists have SUCH AN OBSESSION in creating another synthetic?
It’s very interesting how science is HEAVILY involved in reproducing SMALL pieces of nature. They buys patents for their synthetic re-production and duplications of nature and then proceed to sell us the watered down ISOLATED chunk of what nature already produces naturally and freely. Their argument is that nature doesn’t deliver a consistent controlled dose to safely deliver to the masses. This is definitely a decent argument, yet, isn’t that part of the “beauty” of nature?
Isn’t this what makes cannabis so special, powerful, and mysterious?
Science can NOT isolate a specific molecule from cannabis and reproduce a HALF A SCRATCH of what nature is already so POWERFULLY amazing at. Our pure cannabis kills zero and heal practically all who consume it reasonably. Hemp can create 50,000+ modern “things” and consumable marijuana potentially heal just as many “diseases,” if not more. The more dis-eases science “discovers” and publishes, the more “words” cannabis can add to its list of DISEASES CURED.
Before the ball drops and you have to SPRINT to the Emergency Room to BEG the doctors to bring you back to life, what have you been doing to prevent the ailment in the first place?
Science studies and is always getting closer and closer at trying to MIMIC nature. As complex as nature naturally remains throughout the ages, ALL of humanity is completely in utter awe about the ever unfolding of layer after layer of INTENSE revelations of incredible mysteries of nature staring at us in the face, day by day.
Will science know it all and will we ever be able to fully control the mysteries of the delicate balance of life? How far can the medical industry STRETCH the length and quality of life? Are the transhumanists EVER going to crack the code of make us life indefinite life spans?
Science mimics nature. Science studies nature. Science tried to re-create what nature has already created. Researchers a searching and trying to FIND what is already hiding in plain sight. Nature doesn’t mind and doesn’t hide the knowledge of POWER.
To end with a REAL question.
Did humanity live longer, happier and healthier without big pharma’s control?
A practical answer is, probably not.
At this point in time, I will potentially ALWAYS want to have the medical system here to patch me up, if parts of me, get separated from me.
Yet, while we live in a modern American system that “hides” treatments and cures behind STEEP price tag, we know we can relax a bit and explore natures answer. Before risking an added symptom from a synthetic approach, first seek your answers in nature. Because nature is what medical scientists are both STUDYING and trying to hide from us.
What Is Scabies? Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention
Scabies is caused by the human itch mite (Sarcoptes scabiei), a tiny, eight-legged parasite that burrows into the upper layer of the skin in order to feed and live. Female mites also lay eggs here. (1) When this happens, the skin often breaks out into an itchy, pimple-like rash in an allergic reaction to the mites, their eggs, and their waste. (2)
Though scabies is pretty unpleasant to think about, the good news is that it’s very treatable. Scabies treatment involves topical remedies and, depending on the severity of the infestation, oral medication. All these medications are currently available only by prescription, so it’s vital to see your healthcare provider in order to solve the problem.
Once treatment is started and the mites are eliminated, the itching and scabies rash symptoms should resolve within a few weeks. (1)
Signs and Symptoms of Scabies
Scabies typically causes intense itching, which can be worse at night and potentially so persistent that it keeps you from sleeping. This itching is the earliest and most common symptom of scabies. (3)
Scabies can occur anywhere on the body, but the mites tend to prefer certain areas, including: the hands (especially in the skin between fingers and around the nails), armpits, elbows, wrists, and areas of skin that are usually covered by clothing, such as shoulder blades, the groin area, breasts, the area around the beltline, and the buttocks. Skin that’s covered by jewelry such as watches, bracelets, or rings is also often affected. (4)
In young children and infants, itching and rash may affect the head, face, neck, palms, and soles of feet, but this typically doesn’t occur in adults and older kids. (1) Scabies rashes in infants and young children might appear redder or include larger blisters. (5)
What Does Scabies Look Like?
Not everyone infested with mites has a scabies rash, but many people do. The rash consists of small, red bumps that may look similar to pimples or small insect bites, and the bumps are often in a line. These aren’t “scabies bites” so much as an allergic reaction the skin has to the presence of the mites. This reaction can also resemble other rashes, but your doctor or dermatologist can determine whether it’s scabies. Some people infested with the mites have scaly patches that look like eczema. (4)
You may also notice tiny, snaking, raised lines — about a centimeter long — that are caused by the female scabies mite burrowing under the skin. These burrows are grayish-white or skin-colored, and while they can be difficult to find, they tend to appear in the webbing between fingers; in the folds of the wrist, knee, or elbow; and in the groin area, breasts, and shoulder blades. (3)
In someone who’s never had scabies, it can take as long as four to six weeks before symptoms begin to appear, although symptoms typically develop three to four weeks after you’ve had contact with a mite. It’s important to be aware that a person is capable of spreading mites during this period even when they show no signs of scabies. (1)
Symptoms in people who have had previous scabies infestations tend to show up much more quickly, within one to four days.
What Is Crusted Scabies, and How Is It Different?
Crusted scabies, also known as Norwegian scabies, is a severe form of infestation found almost exclusively in those with severely weakened immune systems. It’s much less common than regular scabies, but more contagious. Most people who get scabies have about 10 to 15 mites in their skin. Crusted scabies is an infestation with an extremely large number of mites — sometimes up to 2 million, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (3)
It affects people whose bodies can’t develop resistance to the mites, and the mites multiply quickly. This includes people who have a weakened immune system, such as people with HIV or chronic leukemia, as well as elderly people. (1,6)
People with crusted scabies may not show the typical scabies rash or itch so intensely, but they’re highly contagious to other people. Thick, grayish crusts develop that tend to crumble easily when touched. These are especially common on folds of the skin, such as in the armpit, groin, and finger-web spaces. (4) But these crusts, filled with mites, can also fall off. The mites can live inside the crust for up to a week without human contact, which is part of what makes crusted scabies so contagious in certain environments. (4,7)
Causes and Risk Factors of Scabies
Scabies is contagious, and it’s usually spread by having direct, prolonged skin-to-skin contact with an affected person. (2) The exposure generally has to be sustained: As the CDC notes, a handshake or hug typically doesn’t spread the mites, but holding hands for 5 or 10 minutes can. (The exception is crusted scabies, where even very brief contact with an infested person can transmit the mites.) In adults, scabies is often spread through sexual encounters. (1) And it’s easily spread within households.
While the mites live for one to two months on human skin, they can survive for up to four days in inanimate objects such as bedsheets, clothing, and towels. Less commonly, scabies can occur through contact with an infested item. This kind of indirect infection more frequently occurs in people who have crusted scabies. (1)
Scabies are not spread to people from pets. Pets can become infested with animal mites, and these can be passed along to humans. But animal mites can’t reproduce on a person, and even if they get under a person’s skin, they’ll die within a couple of days. (1) It’s important to treat your pets, though, if they acquire mites.
According to the CDC, getting scabies from swimming in a pool is “extremely unlikely.” In most cases of scabies, excluding crusted scabies, an infested person has only 10 to 15 mites on their body, and the chances that a mite would emerge from beneath wet skin are very low. (1) Still, although uncommon, you could spread scabies by sharing a towel with an infested person.
How Is Scabies Diagnosed?
If you suspect you have scabies, you must get checked out by a healthcare provider in order to treat the condition properly and avoid spreading it. A doctor will perform a visual exam to look for the scabies rash on your body and for burrows. Reactions to certain drugs can mimic a scabies rash, (1) and other conditions can produce skin reactions that look similar. To be sure it’s scabies, your doctor may want to confirm the presence of a mite, its eggs, or its fecal matter. This can be done by taking a scraping of skin to examine under a microscope, or by using a needle to extract a mite from its burrow. (8)
Prognosis of Scabies
With proper treatment that kills the mites, scabies goes away. Still, it's a contagious infection and can be contracted again.