Perhaps it is their values?
For example: Let’s look at the “Hippocratic Oath’ as it relates to modern ‘medicine’.
The Oath is attributed to Hippocrates who is considered the ‘Father of Modern Medicine’ We are taught that, KNIVES were ‘the cutting edge’, at that time. Nonetheless, Hippocrates managed to ‘heal’ his people using what was at hand naturally. Note: They were cured or we wouldn’t have heard about him. Now, unless diseases and pestilence have transmogrified since then, or humans have, we are still talking about the same human ailments “A Rose by any other name”?
You may think you have heard the Oath he wrote, but you’ve only heard the modified version, if at all. You’ve probably only heard the old chestnut; “Above all, do no harm”, right? WRONG!!!! That phrase appears nowhere in ANY copy or translation extant, of the “Hippocratic Oath”, I DARE you to find one. That phrase has been attributed to one of his students, but appears nowhere in the Oath.
You also probably believe that the doctors swear fealty and loyalty as they read the Oath out loud as a pre-requisite for graduating from medical school, right? WRONG again O credible one!!
At last count, only ONE Medical school makes them swear to the Oath, and THAT one uses a ‘modified’ version of the oath. SO what’s all the FUSS about?
The questions are: 1.Why misrepresent what is actually in the Oath? 2. Why misrepresent that you are bound by this particular Oath? 3. Why misrepresent the ‘Science’ that you DO adhere to?
So, what is IN this Oath, anyway?
That depends… going back to the first paragraph, we see that Hippocrates didn’t have much to work with, but it must have worked, so let's examine what he said.
The first bit is taken up defining limits. It starts “By the Gods of”, so we see that there are no limits as to what we are speaking of. In fact Hippocrates taught the value of knowing astrology.
"Medical astrology is an ancient medical system that associates various parts of the body, diseases, and drugs as under the influence of the Sun, Moon, and planets, along with the twelve astrological signs. Hippocrates, the Greek physician who is regarded as the father of medicine, insisted his students study astrology, saying, "He who does not understand astrology is not a doctor but a fool." Each of the astrological signs (along with the Sun, Moon, and planets) are associated with different parts of the human body. Also, many plants are referred to in old herbals as being "under the influence of" some planet."
Apparently this line of thought did not survive editing and revision until the present, either,
After defining the limitlessness, He starts with: “holding he who taught me this Art…” This ART, WHAT art could we talking about? There are several mentions of the ‘Art’ in the Oath, none descriptive. We can however, reduce the probabilities to only that which he could be talking about, i.e.: we could eliminate anything electrical. Therefore we can deduce that it HAD to be mechanical external (massage/Herbs), natural chemical for internal and spiritual for anything else. That’s all they had to work with. Here’s the spoiler: Having seen a REAL copy of the Oath, chiseled in stone, on a wall in Italy; (probably one of the few they missed) it says: “Art of Massage”. But it doesn’t say that on paper anymore, why? So much for the preamble.
You have to put on your thinking cap. If you go to your local library you will find that any book you find that contains the Hippocratic Oath also notes: ‘Revised 1938’ (or 1942 or thereabouts). An inquiry to the Edgar Casey foundation revealed that Manley P. Hall and a group of MD’s got together to ‘modernize’ the Oath because they thought the ‘Gods’ part was offensive or outdated. The problem is; that part is still in there, the part about Massage is not. Since medical doctors have no use for massage anymore, it is best to bury that connection, as well as that teaching for free idea, too. Herbs and plants can be buried under Codex Alimentarius, later.
Now comes the OATH.
(Since there are many variations, we’ll just do a synopsis)
1, “I will give no drug that is harmful or deadly, no matter how much it is begged for; nor will I give a woman an abortive pessary.
2. “I will not cut, not even for stones, but will leave that for others that do.”
3. “Into the houses that I go to treat the sick, I’ll keep “Mr. Happy” out of it”
4. “That which ought not to be spoken of, I will not divulge.”
Now, which part of the Oath do modern ‘Physicians’ adhere to and which parts CAN they pledge to? If you guessed “NONE of the above” you got it.
- Iatrogenic deaths, SSRIs, GMOs, Big Pharma tied with crazed gunners on meds, coupled with Psychiatry, not to mention abortions by all means.
- Elective surgery for all.
- What is a ‘house call’ and who is “Mr. Happy”?
- Go in with a bruise and see how long it takes for officer friendly to show up with a few questions.
So, what we have today is the result of the contest waged in the early 1900’s. There was a battle between the holistic/homeopathic physicians and the allopathic doctors. Obviously the allopaths won, and took their (revised) Hippocratic Oath with them as part of the spoils. One can only assume that it was not so they could use it, but so others who actually COULD subscribe to it, couldn’t use it anymore., Think of buying a URL, for instant credibility. Even though they no longer fit with its tenets, they now even have the exclusive right to use terms like ‘cure’ and ‘provide relief’ which no other profession can use. (Definitely read the link)
What we see in the big picture is this: A group of dedicated physicians are overtaken by poseurs who supersede them by buying up all the schools and writing them out of the books. Then they make up a catchy but incorrect jingle that supplants the real Hippocratic oath, and repeat it ad nausium until the public accepts it like a mantra. Then they ditch the real thing, and the profession of medicine knows no bounds. This is the point where Hypocritical Oafs are born, from lack of guidance and any values.
Here’s the kicker.
The last part of the Oath mentions compliance, and provides for penalties. If I fulfill this path and do not violate it, may it be granted to me to enjoy life and art, being honored with fame among all men for all time to come; if I transgress it and swear falsely. may the opposite of all this be my lot http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hippocratic_Oath#Modern_use_and_relevance
Is it possible to pick and choose which parts of an Oath are binding and which are optional? Ask our elected officials, they seem to be taking their Oath the same way.
So what problems do we encounter with a scientific medical ‘system’ loosely based on a quip credited to a disciple of Hippocrates and deified by a clown named Morris Fishbein? What about: It has no solid foundations? “Modern Science” has failed us miserably, unless its purpose is just to develop infinite ways to inflict pain and kill ‘efficiently’. Allopathic ‘medicines’ foundation is based on mechanistic principles chemistry, cell manipulation, genetics and the mind-body duality. It is based on suppressing symptoms; if you can’t fix it, name it, and look for a ‘cure’.
Why are we afraid to modify a system that isn’t working for us? In fact, on a global scale, WHY DO WE SUBSIDIZE FAILURE? Back to the Hippocratic Oath; the Homeopaths and Masseurs have maintained two pieces of his platform, and Shamans and seers (Edgar Cayce comes to mind) are covering the spiritual end. There ARE other alternatives to cut, paste and pills. We have to acknowledge the achievements of modern medicine, as this framework has served superbly in the area of traumatic repair. Thanks mostly to wars & violence; doctors probably could put Humpty Dumpty back together again today, and in record time. Soon perhaps they can clone him a new eggshell, but what does that have to with advancement of science, spirituality, or civilization?
In fact, there ARE other cures (not allowed to use that word) that work cheaply and efficiently that have been ‘suppressed’ just like the Hippocratic Oath. Here’s just a few: Cancer, Cancer, Cancer, Tuberculosis, and the list goes on. Tibetan ‘medicine’ is all about ‘alternatives’ to drugs and surgery, but the ‘science’ of doctors will not allow for any substitution; natural cures might interfere with drug sales or their efficacy. So too might ‘electronic’ means for healing put a crimp in big Pharmas’ bottom line. The irony is that without electricity, hospitals would be out of business, as everything there depends on electricity. The difference between natural ‘cures’ and medical ones is the word iatrogenic. A good guesstimate might be in the range of 1 Million/year.
The last issue is; the tremendous cost of these medical treatments that are almost taken for granted, medical insurance and Obamacare notwithstanding. All of the money involved has made for strange bedfellows all striving for the same goal, monopolies. Perhaps it is time to reorganize what we consider ‘healthcare’? Since the doctors no longer can subscribe to any of the tenets in the Oath, they should release it to those who can.
Since they do nothing with nutrition, they should let that one go too. Doctors do not use touch/massage but they restrict those that do, kind of like someone who wants to divorce their spouse, but doesn’t want them to date, let alone remarry, so keeps them in permanent limbo to control them. Let’s consider calling a spade a spade. Surgery could be called “Last ditch trauma repair”, and ‘medications’ can be referred to as “symptom suppression”. Bare minimum, we need to examine the whole system.
Changing the name to ‘Wellness’ is not facing the truth of what is/has been going on while we weren’t looking. Look at the links above and become aware of the difference between the is and the way it needs to be.
The 'medical monopoly' seems a good place to start as I think all of us realize that they want everything we have in our pockets and elsewhere before we leave their 'care'. If we can look at this issue objectively, decide to make changes for the benefit of us all, and get it done; we might be able to use the same template to correct other occupations and pre-occupations that have suffered the same fate. Call it lack of gumption, or more accurately; lack of honesty, truth, accountability, options, values, morals, integrity, and non compliance to their Oath (of office?). Then there is the issue of ego vs. equality.
Can you think of any other bodies that might benefit from such as fasting and a high colonic? It could be a start...