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Medicine is a Nasty Subscription Business

I just returned from a doctor’s appointment of my wife, which I attended in case there are any language issues.  The visit went about as bad as you could imagine. My wife has recurring back pains, nothing overly serious, but she wanted to get a prescription for physiotherapy. The actual appointment was almost like a caricature of medicine. The female doctor asked my wife what the issue was. She mentioned back pains, and the doctor did not even let her finish the sentence. Instead, she said, “This is totally fine. I’ll prescribe you some pain medication.” Without waiting for a reaction, she began typing on her computer.

Of course, getting hooked on pain killers is nothing we find desirable at all. Not only does this not treat the underlying issues. It also leads to addiction-like symptoms, with sometimes serious psychological and physiological side effects. If you doubt this then perhaps you should look into the substances contained in prescription pain killers. The opioid-based ones are genuinely dangerous. They should be a last resort instead of something you pop casually. From talking to an ER doctor a while ago, for instance, I know that they keep prescription forms under lock and keep to avoid them from being stolen by addicts.

Only after my wife objected that she had no interest in pain medication and much preferred physiotherapy did this female doctor perform a few basic checks to locate the affected area, but not without asking us to confirm that we did not want any pain medication at all. Eventually, we got a prescription for physiotherapy. Yet, this was not the end of this interaction because the doctor quickly moved on to the topics of vaccinations and inquired about the vaccination status of some of their evergreens. I shut this down right away, saying that we have looked into this and do not see the benefit of it. Amusingly, this completely shut her up. In the past, doctors were a lot more confident when hawking their wares but due to the only partly successful rollout of the genocidal Covid vaxx, they are singing a different tune now.

Overall, medicine is a genuinely off-putting business. Of course they do not want to kill you right away, at least not without a decent pay-off which was the case with ventilators during the scamdemic. However, the best patient is a repeat customer who has an ailment for which there is no cure. Autoimmune diseases due to excessive vaxxing are one such example, and surely, getting a young woman in her 20s hooked on pain killers for life is another very attractive prospect for them. Doctors are not your friends. When they look at you, they see a walking wallet, and their goal is to extract as much of your money as they can, for as long as they can. I am quite sure they consider metrics like “lifetime customer value” in their recommendations because otherwise I could not explain their actions. Of course, not all doctors are like that, and if you, dear reader, happen to be a doctor, then you are of course absolutely not like that, but there are enough such doctors out there for this to be a societal issue.

18 thoughts on “Medicine is a Nasty Subscription Business

  1. Does your wife lift? I don’t wanna make it sound as if this is some sort of universal cure-all but apparently lots of folks who suffer from lifetime backpains or other sorts of nagging physical pain managed to cure their condition after starting strength/weight training for a few weeks. (Squats and Deadlifts for specifically back pain) If your wife hasn’t tried this stuff yet,it may be worth looking into.

    I’ve never had a bad back,but I hear it is often the result of having a weak back.

    1. I had the exact same idea, which is why I taught her how to squat about a week ago. Her backpain is already improving. For some reason, she still wants to go see a physiotherapist, though.

    1. Thanks for sharing! Those exercises seem to have been inspired by yoga, which, when done well, provides a pretty good workout, heavily focusing on core strength.

  2. Low back pain is heavily associated with industrialized countries. The science is clear on this and also that painkillers dont work at all.
    The core problem is weak postural mucles due to excessive flexion based activities and lack of compensation. Do you use smartphone or computer 8h a day? Then you are also at risk in the LT, IF you dont compensate with specific exercises. Think acquiring sleep apnea or needing a walker when old due to losing S-curve.
    Theres many natural solutions everywhere, heres my favorite because of the scientific references.

  3. Also regarding your negative tone on medicine in the West. Its true that basically everything has become a grift in the West. And ppl just chase $$$ now. But some places outside the West are flourishing and improving everyday, so no need to despair. It looks like sci-fi in real life!
    You wouldnt know it if you just watch MSM though.

    PPL are incredibly happy living in authoritarian countries, supposedly

    1. This is a great video! I have been to China, and the US, so this is not news to me. I visited the US over a decade ago. This included stop-overs in Chicago and Philadelphia. Chicago was really rough back then already, and it has only gotten worse.

      For in-depth coverage of life in China, I recommend looking for videos in which people simply take hour-long walks through various cities. This also counters the bogus claim that at best some small corners of their cities are that advanced. Walk East is very good. If you work from home, you can play those videos on a different screen while you are sitting in a meeting.

    2. I remember one intellectual remarking that while most Western leaders have degrees from social sciences, Chinese leaders are quite often graduates from rigorous technical programs. Chinese culture values hard work and self-sacrifice therefore I wouldn’t be surprised if China surpasses the West. After all, China was richer than Europe for most of history.

      However, I’m not sure if this translates to increased well-being for the individual. For instance, few years ago there was a large outcry against Chinese tech companies overworking their employees. Supposedly the government has forced companies to stop this practice, but I can’t help but wonder whether the average Chinese worker truly has it better than the average worker in the West. I’ve watched a documentary which investigates the falling birth rates in East Asia and my impression was that most young people were overworked and didn’t have time nor money to raise children. Do you have any thoughts on what is the cause of low birth rates?

    3. Their salary is low compared to the rising cost of real estates and medical service.

      American workers, those who work in comfy white collar professions, can still afford to buy a house.

      Most dudes here have never lived long in China. They see skyscrapers everywhere and think China is awesome. Wait until it is your turn to inhale fine dusts and ingest poisonous food and you will know what you sorely lack.

      I prefer urban planning in the US. Chicago should be a good place for me yo settle down.

    4. This video is difficult to watch, even if you are familiar with those recreational acts of “wiling” a statistically completely insignificant number of blacks commit. I am sure you could find Asians with the same behavior, but due to a lack of smartphone penetration we just never get to see this kind of footage. CQV, don’t allow yourself to be swayed by such biased videos! If you believe that Chicago is a perfectly safe city to live in, then go for it! I have been hearing that all those crime statistics are just far-right propaganda. I have it on equally good authority that Chicago really prospered under Lori Lightfoot, who is most definitely not a total retard.

    5. I don’t perceive the world through internet videos. I have friends who stay in Chicago so I consider them more reliable than a random video on the internet.

    6. Maybe you would be better served by looking at violent crime statistics in a particular city before relying on anecdotal reports from “friends”.

    7. It is a fact that China is safer than the US. Consequently, Shanghai is safer than New York.

      But the problem here is to choose a country where you could live a good life. If that is your goal, than the US is superior to China, from the perspective of a Vietnamese.

      I used to live in Philadelphia, and my landlord was robbed at point blank, so I don’t deny crime rate in big US city. But if you want to trade that with comfortable life, comfortable house (which I am sure Sleazy desire), comfortable salary, than make your decision as you will.

    8. Aaron, there’s actually a series of video collections called Black Crimes Matters, much of such content includes black on white and Asian violence. It’s probably on Bitchute or Odysee (sp?), or somewhere like that. There is no shortage of footage on the subject. I suppose you could easily write a sister article to Women: Trailer, Full Movie, and Raw Footage, but instead in relation to the dindus.

  4. “From talking to an ER doctor a while ago, for instance, I know that they keep prescription forms under lock and keep to avoid them from being stolen by addicts.”

    I would just mention that these addicts are actually MD’s and, less often, nurses. You won’t believe it until you work in a clinic.

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