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Doctors Thrive On Hypochondria…

Yet, they still get all pissy when a diagnosed hypochondriac comes into their office.  Live with the consequences of your actions.

I used to go to the doctor.  They’ve helped heal me a few times.  Mostly after making several mistakes.  The best example of quality medical care would be when Dr. Yack cut out my ingrown toenail.  They’re not entirely useless.  They can heal some problems.  They’re even downright good at a handful of them.  But, your body can also handle them all.

That’s right.  Your body has the innate ability to handle any illness or injury life can throw at it, up to death of course.  A doctor’s intervention is not required.  I would list the illnesses and injuries I’ve gotten over without a doctor’s attention, but you wouldn’t believe it.  Sufficed to say the little stuff like colds typically don’t even last 24 hours.  Big things take a little longer, but they all heal eventually.  Why?  Well, either I’m a god and you’re not, or the human body has this ability.

So, why doesn’t yours do that?  Because you’re a hypochondriac.  A hypochondriac firmly believes they are sick and need of medical attention, so they become sick and in need of medical attention.  Doctors convince you that you need their procedures or drugs to get over whatever it is you have.  Since you firmly believe it, your body loses some or all of the ability to take care of itself.  And, say it’s a cancer doctors can’t cure.  Well, now they’ve given you a death sentence, and you still believe them.  If you’re a fighter, you may seek alternative medicine, which may work if you believe it does because it puts your body back on the track of healing itself but, otherwise, you’ve been sentenced to death by a doctor.  It’s not the alternative medicine that works.  It’s the body’s innate ability to heal itself.  But, if you are convinced it can’t, like a textbook hypochondriac, you start experiencing the symptoms that support it.  Alternative medicine may put you back on track, but it may fail, because it’s not the alternative medicine that does it.

The reason doctors create this hypochondria is that they get paid for you to come in and see them.  It even carries over to societies with non-profit medicine, which is still financially productive to someone.  And a side effect of this is textbook hypochondria.   A situation where a person with absolutely no sickness at all convinces himself he is sick, thus causing him to become sick.  Doctor’s hate these cases, but they created them.  It’s even gotten to a point where I don’t think we could ever go back to people healing themselves any more.  Doctors’ necessity are too widely acknowledged, and nobody wants to put faith in their own body’s innate abilities when there is a man with a degree on his wall down the street.

But you, my reader, can make the difference in your own life, and that’s a decent start.  Next time you get a cold, convince yourself your body will heal it quickly, and it will.  Then, maybe, when the big one hits, your body will be ready to handle it without a doctor.  If it hits now, I highly doubt it.

There are 8 Comments to "Doctors Thrive On Hypochondria…"

  • AwesomeNo Gravatar says:

    So when I get sick and have a nasty cough and runny nose for 2 months, and just don’t go to the doctor because I don’t really think about the fact that I might be ill, is it still just in my head then?

    • The CeejNo Gravatar says:

      If you continue to have a nasty cough and a runny nose for two months, the reason is that you are convinced that your body can’t take care of itself. That’s hypochondria.

  • The CeejNo Gravatar says:

    I guess I can no longer reply in this comment thread, so I’ll start a new one. You’ve always thought for yourself. If someone told you you needed to see the doctor about this or that, you didn’t take their word for it. You demanded evidence. The majority of the population would believe it because a doctor said it. It’s not that you heal because you believe you can. It’s that the majority don’t heal because they believe they can’t. THEY are hypochondriacs.

  • AnkhNo Gravatar says:

    People don’t just go to the doctor for checkups. They usually go when they are already feeling bad. Whatever they have, they have before the doctor tells them about it, and with webmd and other sites like that, it’s easy enough for people to diagnose themselves a lot of the time. It’s also easy enough for hypochondriacs to convince themselves that they have diseases without the need for a doctor. The point is, if you go to a doctor already feeling bad, then the doctor didn’t give it to you. It was already there. The doctor just diagnoses and treats it.

    • The CeejNo Gravatar says:

      The doctor convinced you the doctor is necessary. Without this false convincing, you would heal on your own.

      • AnkhNo Gravatar says:

        I agree, the doctor needs patients to stay in business. He is a businessman first and a physician second. Everyone in this economy is in the same position, more concerned about making money than fulfilling their purpose and obligation to their customers.

        I said that doctors don’t cause people to get sick, not that they are necessary. But I didn’t say they were unnecessary either because we need surgeons as long as they don’t try to push their product on somebody who doesn’t need it. Medicine is an easy thing to sell because people are easy to convince that they need it. The body can fight off infections to a degree, but antibiotics stop them before they do permanent damage, and inoculations keep us from getting diseases that “plagued” the population until recently. When was the last time you got the mumps? I never have and never will thanks to doctors.

        • The CeejNo Gravatar says:

          I never said doctors cause you to be sick. (Actually, I did. In another editorial, but they don’t ALWAYS cause you to be sick.) What I said was they convince you that you won’t get better on your own, and you will. You know you will. You’ve been using this “mind over matter” (for lack of a better term) approach to healthcare almost as long as I have, and it’s been working for you just as well. Our testimony isn’t proof, but I’m certainly exposing the method so people can test it for themselves.

          • AnkhNo Gravatar says:

            Fair enough. Still, it sounds a lot like faith healing. All I know is that I rarely ever get sick, and when I do, I get better much more quickly than others with the same afflictions. I also know that I think differently from other people, and I worry about fewer things because I know what’s really important. Maybe there’s a correlation. I would focus more on spreading freedom of thought before getting people to abandon their methods of health care. They need the former before they can do the latter.

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