Witchcraft Resurgence

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verene, MSN

1,790 Posts

Specializes in mental health / psychiatic nursing.

A number of factors are likely at play:

Everything from unrealistic expectations of medicine, non-understanding of science, to cost of healthcare, and desire for "control" over one's own health, to other issues I've not touched on.

Specializes in Medsurg. Has 15 years experience.

Can you give us a specific example that you've come across please.

HandsOffMySteth

471 Posts

Has 5 years experience.
12 minutes ago, HelpfulNatureHopeful said:

Why are so many people today shunning real medicine, vaccines etc for hoaxes and gimmicks like essential oils, weight loss powders, etc? Any ideas why so many are turning away from actual medicine?

Because those work better on evil spirits.?

That type of thinking has been around forever. It all comes down to a lack of critical thinking skills, which is a big problem today and not only in healthcare.

brownbook

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Has 38 years experience.
6 minutes ago, Snatchedwig said:

Can you give us a specific example that you've come across please.

Anti-vaccers, essential oils, weight loss powders. All of these you can find for yourself. Just put them in a Google search.

Specializes in Medsurg. Has 15 years experience.
3 minutes ago, brownbook said:

Anti-vaccers, essential oils, weight loss powders. All of these you can find for yourself. Just put them in a Google search.

Bro/sir/ma'am, you come on here stating very bold statements. If you can not show an instance where this is happening , you need not post on a forum where are objective medical professionals roam.

What specific hoaxes? There are known uses for essential oils.

brownbook

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Has 38 years experience.
17 minutes ago, HelpfulNatureHopeful said:

Why are so many people today shunning real medicine, vaccines etc for hoaxes and gimmicks like essential oils, weight loss powders, etc? Any ideas why so many are turning away from actual medicine?

Good question. First worlders take for granted good health, a long life and great medical care. When something goes wrong with our, or a loved ones, health we are shocked.....if doctors can't cure or explain what caused it we want to, have to, blame something. So we search for our own answers and cures.

HandsOffMySteth

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Has 5 years experience.

In ancient times garlic was used to prevent infection. Garlic has antibacterial qualities as do other oils. Granted its not as good as Ciprofloxacin or any other modern drug, it was not bad for the times. Some of that ancient medicine is still used today, and if you know how to use it, it might save your life in a survival situation.

In a survival situation I’ll go to the hospital ? I don’t need any hocus pokus care.

HandsOffMySteth

471 Posts

Has 5 years experience.
2 minutes ago, HelpfulNatureHopeful said:

In a survival situation I’ll go to the hospital ? I don’t need any hocus pokus care.

If you were in a survival situation there would be no help available or near. That is why it's called a survival situation. Think Bear Grylls.

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