Patients and Supporters
FINDING THE INFORMATION
Discovering accurate information about Complementary and Alternative Medicines (CAMs) is becoming increasingly difficult. Google has developed its own pharmaceutical manufacturing arm and, in mid 2019, deliberately changed its search algorithms to make it increasingly difficult for new searches to show sites giving information about CAMs. After being accused of spreading fake news, Facebook has chosen certain issues to prove this is not the case. When a ‘controversial” post is shared, Facebook posts the opposing view and claims it is the correct version of events. This is happening across a range of topics related to medicine and health, making it much more difficult for someone exploring the possibility of alternative solutions to access the information they need.
The internet, which was our window into the world, and offered a level playing field for everyone to set out their stall, has been co-opted by vested interests determined to suppress ideas that could interfere with their profits.
The Main Stream Media has also involved itself in attempting to undermine CAMs in general, but has focused mainly on homeopathy, not because it doesn’t work but perhaps because it works too well.
Homeopathy offers primary care medicine and therefore potentially presents the greatest challenge to the pharmaceutical industry and their material view of medicine.
Patients are well aware that pharmaceutical medicine is limited. Many patients have been failed by pharmaceutical medicine and others suffer unacceptable levels of toxic side effects. The benefits do not outweigh the risks and it is their right to explore another option. Read more ….
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