The vast majority of money spent in Western Medicine is not on "health care" but instead on disease care.
Money is spent on creating profitable new drugs and new technologies and treatments, rather than on non-profit making education and prevention.
Thus in today's society most people are being falsely lulled by the western medical industry into a fake sense of security with dreams of magic pills and futuristic machines and computer chips, which will supposedly manage and enhance their bodies without any effort from themselves.
Maybe at some time in the far distant future this might be a possibility. But current technology is nowhere even close to accomplishing this.
The human body and its interactions with the natural world which we live in are vastly complex. They are currently well beyond what science is capable of manipulating in any meaningful way.
Instead, the reality is that even with so called advancements in science, we as a people are not becoming healthier but are actually suffering from more illnesses and diseases than at any other time in our current modern history.
For the last twenty years, nearly every type of major illness has increased. And for the last four years, the average lifespan in both the USA and in England has actually declined. We are now not just dying younger, but we are also suffering from more health problems, not just in older age, but all the way throughout our lives as well ...
Such as more chemicals in our overly processed foods and manufactured environments, and dangerous background radiation from our electronic devices; all this leads to damage in the cells of our bodies and to other problems for it. Even social media and constant overloads of information from the internet have negatively impacted the health of our emotions and minds.
So all the misleading charade of advanced "magical" technology pushed by many in the medical industry is doing, is leading most of the general public to believe that they can make reckless decisions in their lives without any serious consequences or negative comebacks.
This outlook will cause much suffering for anyone foolish enough to follow such a perilous path.
The real truth still remains that it is simply far more effective and easier to stay in good condition and disease free by following a reasonably healthy diet and lifestyle, than it is to enter the medical system, where drugs and procedures are used to try and patch the body up after the damage is done.
It is a much more difficult task to fix anything in the body after it has been damaged than it is to keep an area healthy and running in good shape in the first place.
Besides that, if you do enter the medical system without making any lifestyle, diet and other changes, you will most likely find that the problems remain and new ones quite often start to appear as well.
By creating illness and negative symptoms, the body is often trying to warn us and tell us that we are on the wrong path in life, and we must change our ways.
Taking a pill or having surgery is at best a quick fix, leaving us still to make the deeper real lifestyle changes that are required if we want our good health to return.
For example, taking anti-psychotic drugs or anti-depressants without dealing with the mental, emotional or other issues that caused the illness is obviously not a long term solution.
With cancer, although chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery may be effective in some cases; they do not address why the cancer appeared in the first place, nor prevent the chances of it returning again years later to perhaps the same or a different part of the body. Only real changes in diet and lifestyle will help reduce the chances of it returning.
Other well-known illnesses like Type II Diabetes and obesity can be prevented through the consumption of a healthy diet. In some cases, they can even be effectively treated if a patient changes their diet and rids bad fats, sugars and chemicals from it. Diet is clearly the biggest factor involved in these types of conditions.
Today we are taking more and more drugs than ever before; we are having more operations and procedures, and have developed a huge industry around illness. We are spending trillions on disease care every year.
We have done everything but actually tackle the real culprits behind illness. And until we start to wake up and take responsibility for our own bodies and their well-being, we will unfortunately be caught in this vicious circle of symptoms, drugs, procedures and then even more symptoms and more suffering.
Acupuncture and the other modalities of Chinese Medicine can all be very helpful in both strengthening health and in preventing illness.
For thousands of years, Chinese Medicine has been developing superior theories and great methods of not just attaining excellent health but also on how to easily maintain and keep it all the way through your life.
Entire volumes of books have been written on how to become the healthiest you can possibly be; and on how you can increase your longevity and give yourself a very healthy illness free life as you age.
Click here to read about how Chinese Medicine can help you prevent illness and increase your general health and well-being.