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Doctors aren't Healers

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Doctors aren't Healers

I've heard many doctors refer to themselves as "healers," as if we have some special power to bring about healing in our patients.  This idea confers some sort of a higher status and originates, to some, from a "higher calling" to a more noble life.  Again, this is a logical step, in that we have opportunities on a regular basis to help and even save the lives of people.  It's natural to believe that somehow the healing power comes from our touch, or even from our knowledge.

It doesn't.  I am not a healer.  

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Gaia and Snake Oil

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Gaia and Snake Oil

The idea of a 'balance' to be disturbed flies in the face of the reality easily seen in this world: few people get through the year without getting sick, and none ultimately avoid getting some terminal condition.  In short, fighting sickness is always a losing game.

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