The other day my patient told his father that the ringing in his ears is decreasing ever since he started treatments with me. The patient's ear has been constantly ringing day and night for 5 years. His father, a retired medical doctor, dismissed this to mere coincidence.
That response rang a bell with me as it seems that I have heard comments like these thoughout my career as a healthcare provider for over 20 years. There are 3 basic responses that my patients hear from their medical doctors.
1. They only feel better because of placebo effect.
2. They never really had the problem to begin with.
3. It was just a coincidence.
I wonder how many people got better through some type of therapy other than drugs or surgey and were quickly dismissed by their medical doctor. People know when they are better, when the symptoms subside, and function improves. and their suffering ends. Share your stories with others and inspire those that are suffering and give them hope.
Mo Shouka, DC, QME