“Medicine is a collection of uncertain prescriptions the results of which, taken collectively, are more fatal than useful to mankind.” Napoleon, though, was more accurate scientifically today. There was not much useful or factual there in “Medicine” in those days.
Many such glaring criminal activities have come to light now in the field of “Evidence-based medicine” of today! I hope you are blaming the individual trials and not the method.
It is an elementary subject in medicine and one cannot become a doctor without studying it. Many simple methods which have stood the test of time are being forgotten now, thanks to the brainwashing of the masses through mass media advertisements about the wrong approaches to keep one healthy. You are forgetting that studies & researches are also part of EBSM.
And I shall be glad if you can point out where exactly in the literatures of EBSM has it been clearly mentioned to avoid physical activity & shy away from universal love?
But have you ever wondered why they still keep talking in terms of RCTs, etc? The key remains not in deriding the method but in educating the doctors and the consumers about how to assess claims and analyze the research methodologies. Modern medicine has forgotten the essence of illness care which is basically strengthening the terrain. Where exactly has ‘modern medicine’ forgotten the essence of illness care and strengthening the terrain? What exactly does “strengthening the immune system” mean? All that they had was a defunct concept involving such chimerical entities such as Vata, Pita & Kapha! One is healthy when one has a) enthusiasm to work and b) enthusiasm for being compassionate.
I hope you are aware and have not forgotten about the field called “Preventive & Social Medicine”. It’s easy to say such things, but what is their understanding of the immune system? Do you have any literature of the so called “Ancient Wisdom” that actually explains the immune system of the body and methods to strengthen it? One of the ancient exercises could be the most potent modern medicine, a daily walk if one is not a physical labourer. How do you think do we know these things confidently unless we apply the methods of science?