I rant and rave on here a lot about how I am not too fond of medical doctors. I have a DAMN good reason to feel that way. Damn good. In my last post, there was a discussion in the comments about the inadequacy of physiatrists and neurologists and Jim said at the end of one of his comments “So, we’ve identified the issue, now what’s the solution?” Hmm.
What’s the solution? I know that there are multiple doctors and spouses of doctors that read this so whaddya say docs, will you help advocate to get meditation practices and all of Dean’s thoroughly researched hyperacute and acute therapies covered by insurance, and used in hospitals and rehab facilities where they belong? Because right now, there’s a hell of a lot of research out there and NONE of it is being utilized. None. You need some research to take to your superiors? Go on Dean’s blog. There are thousands of research articles there. You want some more? Here ya go. What you have there is over 3000 published research articles about the benefits of meditation.
Everyone that goes into medicine does so because they want to help people. Eventually, usually through no fault of their own that desire to help people becomes overshadowed by a requirement of a stupid insurance company to do some kind of meaningless research. I get it. Oh, or as in my case the doctors are just jaded and don’t give a crap anymore. But no matter what, you can advocate. You can open your mouth and release words. You can be an advocate for this stuff to be used, because right now it’s not. Don’t let anyone else get the opinion that I have of MDs because it’s not good, prove that you want to and can help.