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.