to save me some time, can you give me the actual reference that jama admits that this particular study is a mistake?
another observation, what about the tt practioners who agreed to participate in this studies? they need some retraiing then? i mean if they understand krieger's tt (or are they from some other school of tt?), should they not agree to participate in the first place?
also again so save me time, what are the jama's peer review process and how do they violate it? a few good examples will do.
i personally find the article informative, maybe you should finish the whole thing.
what about infectious diseases? true, we have superbug and stuff like that now. but if we compare the effectiveness of western medicine to other medical modality, which one save the most lives? as for chronic conditions, which one? i can think of serious mental illness like schizophrenia, that every medical modality failed if you look at it objectively. western medicine at least for many people with schizophrenia enable them to be stable enough that we can bring in the psyco-social part of treatment to enable them to have a good life again. what about diabeties? western medicine fail miserably in this?
well, if the "postmodern" nursing takes charge, we won't me part of western medicine. how about other healt care system? how many people do they kill? we probably won't be able to tell because they don't have an obsession like western medicine in documenting everything under the sun, especially one's own failure.
let's see, if i remember in school when one take the physics series, you do learn about newtonian physics (even now). quantum physics you learn at the last quarter or so. newtonian physics even now has its application, it is not obsolete. as for the evergy stuff, what about light? current understanding (if i am correct), light can be understood as wave (energy) or as particle. which model of understanding depends on the situation, sometimes one model seemed to be better than the other.
about the philosophy went out of vogue... that is interesting... so we are to adopt the philosophy of the month?
the thing is does anyone really understand the molecular mechanisms that truly provide for life? if i take the view you are suggesting, then i would reject western medicine, i would reject chinese medicine, i would reject tt right off the bat, i would reject all ancient healing modality as none of them understand the molecular mechanisms that truly provide for life.
i drive a car but i do not really understand how it works. the key here is that i know how to operate a car. the key here is that a physicians know how to use a cell phone. the key here is that a trained person knows how to interpret a mammogram.
i am not sure about the "every" part of the statement. it is true that many cultures all over has it. for example, the judeo-christian culture don't have this. how about the ancient egytian culture, i don't think they have it (i may be wrong). how about the ancient greek culture, do they have it?
maybe they have a finer tuned senses. or maybe they were told by a powerful spiritual beings (this is another view).
let's see, there are different explanations of this (assuming it is true) depending on one's world's view. one possible explanation of this is that of a worldview that acknowledge there are different dimensions of reality. in this case, there is a spiritual dimensions where there are powerful spiritual beings (shamanism, christianity, judaism, isalm...). vodoo involve directly or indirectly invoking a powerfull spiritual beings to do the persons bidding - nothing to do with "energy" as we are talking about in this thread.
since the health center test turned up negative, it is possible for the beings to muck with the tests to make it turned up negative (corrected messed up word). in shamanic literature, things like the ability to mess up our modern equipment is not unheard off. i personally have heard personal stories like this. like one case one of my teacher went to a ritual in malaysia and he took some pictures (he knows he is not suppose to) and the shaman there pointed at his camera. when he developed his films, only and only those pictures he took were wiped out, all other pictures were ok. the class i am taking now, the prof mentioned one guest speaker she does not bring to class anymore because the guest speaker was a bit harsh with the class (like she wiped out the recording of the one of the students whom she feel bugged). i also hear stories about how in the villages of china where the shaman kicked out all the christians during one of their rituals because the by the mere presense of the christians, they are interfereing with them. now if you laugh at the christian story i just mentioned, check your attitude.
the next question is actually - what is energy compose of?
another observation, western medicine is very very young comparing to other medical systems of the world which many are thousands of years old. how many people died as a results of these medical systems? it is true many people died under western medicine, but how many people did it also save?