Dad asked to use some of my Fish Mox Forte. It’s working! He hasn’t started growing any fins or gills yet, but we are watching him closely. 🙂 Although dad was a medic in the Navy during the Vietnam War (in Da Nang during the Tet Offensive), and I’ve tried to learn as much as I can about medical and health related situations/preparedness, I haven’t even touched the surface. In fact, this is an area of preparedness that I think needs to be focused on more and more. Alternative medicine and medical preparedness is the next big thing for many reasons.
As long as you have humans who get older, have accidents, get infections, etc., you will need medical care. So until the human race dies out, there will be a need for medical skills. Our modern day medicine and the level of medical skills today is awesome. People live longer and more productive lives because of it. But it is so specialized, takes years of studying and a ton of money, and that’s even if you get into med school to pursue it. Now, with Obamacare and the high cost of insurance, many are predicting that there will be a shortage of doctors in the near future.
So what happens if there is a shortage of doctors and medicine for that matter? What is going to happen if Obamacare does cause people to wait days or even months for treatment? What happens if there is a collapse and modern medicine is not available? What will you do when a loved one needs medical care?
Well, what did people do before modern medicine? People were wise to what we now call alternative medicine; herbal and natural remedies. This was a skill that was common knowledge before modern medicine. Your mother or grandmother knew the healing powers of garlic, honey and cayenne pepper. They knew which herb brought down inflammation and which tea needed to be made for your cough.
I appreciate people like Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy who teach on medical preparedness and alternatives. I know them personally and can tell you that they are legit. I read everything they put out on their website, watch everything they put out on their Youtube channel and try to catch their podcasts. I am a big fan of their Survival handbook! It is a need for every household, whether you are a prepper or not! I also like to read the Survival Doctor, James Hubbard. He also has a few books out. And although I haven’t read them yet, I bet they are pretty valuable. There are many other medical preparedness websites out there. But you probably want to go even further than acquiring medical books and reading articles.
Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy often teach a suturing class when they travel around the country, speaking at various preparedness expos. But you might also want to look into The School of Natural Healing. Founded by Dr. John Christopher, you can take many different types of courses like: Herbal Medicine, Homeopathy, Reflexology and Iridology.
Another path for you to take is to start looking into the healing power of essential oils. You can also learn to make tinctures and teas. Every step you take towards medical preparedness is a step that will benefit you, your future and your loved ones.
As A Career Choice? As we move forward into our unknown future, I believe that alternative medicine will be more and more sought after. It might be a good career choice for someone looking to have an invaluable skill in case the SHTF or even if modern medicine becomes too expensive for the common man.
My son is a senior in high school. I’ve never forced him into pursuing any particular field. He enjoys music and singing and when he talks about his future, he talks about following in his father’s footsteps, to become an educator. Of course, I’m stressing that he needs to pursue this debt free, starting out at the community college and not taking on student loan debt. But if I could influence him and have my way…I know…I know…I’m just dreaming here, I would get him to pursue certifications in alternative medicine. Because of our politicians, national debt, stupid laws, people’s need, this future looks bright!
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Interesting… My son is a sophomore (also very musical), and I have been thinking that very same thing for him 🙂 We just received notice that our health insurance is going up again, by more than 20% per month in January! Our insurance is officially more than our mortgage payment – and that is for bare bones major medical with a high deductible!!! Really not sure what we’re going to do on that one… I prefer a Naturopath when I need to consult anyone on health issues, and she is cash only, no insurance. I wonder if we will see cash only surgery centers popping up as well?
My freind went to a naturopath, trusting her completely. The naturopath prescribed a very strict diet, leaving out many nutrients. My friend actually had stage 3 colon cancer and almost died. Her fate is still up in the air because she spent a year believing the wrong person.
That is very unfortunate for your friend. I hope and pray that she will get the medical attention she needs.
I think it is very important to be wise in this situation. I like what Doc Bones & Nurse Amy say in their podcasts, something to the effect that they always encourage you to seek the advice of a medical professional…