Ancient war on natural medicine

ancientchiropractyThe ancient war on natural medicine is in full flower today.

Many of us understand that it is natural for Big Pharma and its allies in  government to oppose natural healing methods that cut into massive profits and power over lives and health.

But few realize this war began long ago, at least as far back as the middle ages.

And this ancient war on natural medicine was primarily waged against women.

Those were the days of witch hunting, torture and Satan lurking around every corner to punish those who strayed from the established order.

Women were usually the ones who gathered herbs, roots and other natural substances to make their potions. Many of these ‘witches’ were midwives utilizing various herbs to make pregnancy and birth easier.

It is estimated by Dr. Marija Gimbutas, professor of archeology at the University of California that as many as 9 million people, overwhelmingly women, were hanged or burned at the stake over the many years of the ‘witch craze.’

Unfortunately, Christendom seems to have lost the wisdom of Hippocrates, that great teacher and father of natural healing for a few hundred years.

Today, men and women who work with nature through chiropractic, herbalism, acupuncture, vitamins, minerals, detoxing, fasting etc., are often hounded, ridiculed and even demonized as quacks—by the very ones who solemnly swore to abide by the Hippocratic Oath!

They are condemned for the ‘sin’ of trying to avoid if possible the modern monopolistic chemical orthodoxy of cut, medicate, poison and burn.

The message to the ‘Great Unwashed’ is do as we say, or else, and if they see it and hear it often enough they come to accept it as gospel. People who are regularly underinformed, duped, mesmerized and superficially placated are victims of a condition known as the ‘Stockholm Syndrome.’

Complacent in the assurance that Big Government and Big Pharma are paid well to know what’s best, they don’t bother to learn and question.

This is not unlike the witch craze days when the people paid church indulgences to keep themselves and their loved ones ‘safe.’

There was, and is, a reluctance to believe that the body can actually heal itself in many instances—without chemical interventions and indulgences.

Almost anyone can learn enough to question and consider whether the heavily chemical and unnatural medical practices of today are ALWAYS superior to nature’s medicines.

And ask yourself who benefits from the modern and ancient war on natural medicine.

Source: Brendan Murphy, Australian author, researcher and natural health activist (