many anecdote miracle cures can be quoted.
but the main thing to remember, is,
not to detest science or modern medicine.
these cases, true or false, may fall within some 2 percent or so.
i dont posses a solid scientific evidence to fix the percentage to 2 for all diseases.
i have just copied from the diabetic context of 2 percent secondary causes of diabetes.
that i can explain perfectly.
"Secondary diabetes is diabetes that results as a consequence of another medical condition"
suppose a female has pcos [polycystic ovarian syndrome]- she develops diabetes because of that .
no amount of traditional treatment for diabetes can cure the diabetes of the female.she goes to many mbbbs, md doctors. at last
she goes to a village medicine man- who looks at the disease in a hollistic manner and gives medicine for the [ovarian] problem. disease cured in a few weeks.
but what is the percentage of such medical miracles?
very very low.
last week my daughters friend came to dine with us .
she told us:
her mother had kidney stones.
unwilling to remove by medical means. she went to a gurudwara.
some holy water she took.
later medical check up showed no stones.
how to disbelieve.?
a man in latin america due to cancer returned to kerala.it came in the kerala daily manorama.
with no hope and cancer advancing he went back to brazil.
there a local medicine man asked him to swallow live,a bug like creature, an insect .few bugs he swallowed.
. cancer disappeared.my daughter's friend remarked - the bugs swallowed the cancer.
when my son was six months old - he had chronic diarrhoea and pain , always crying.
.he was given anti biotics and medicines for colic.
i was away on employment and my wife went to stay with her mother..
then a famous paediatrition at a distant town medical college said to my wife :
we have tried all medicines.
then my brother in law and mother in law went to a local vaidyan [local medicine man]. not even a qualified ayurvedic physician,.they did not take the baby even.
he gave a concoction-the quath.no use.
they went to the same man a second time after a week.
this time he added to the concoction 7 earth worms and seven other small insects living in earth . everything boiled together.after, start, consuming this concoction
on the second day the baby began to reduce crying.
third day: he began sleeping continuously.
4th day onwards he began smiling and everything normal..
many years later i told my wife :
he was probably infected by a bacterium, specific to the locality of your parents home , for which the usual antibiotics failed.
but the local earth worms probably contained a chemical that could combat the local bacterium.
true or false explanation -
indiacratus wife retorted.
when your science failed you are so stingy ,
please learn yo give credit to others!!
indiacratus kept silent because it was time for the next meals!!
he murmerd to himself in low tone - both are scientific my dear little girl wife.
the lesson to learn.
history of science teaches -
there are no mysteries -
only our incomplete understanding.