Take a look at a box of western medicine, .. for headaches for example and you can note 2 things straight off It says…
1.) Active ingredient: Paracetamol Chlorphenamine 500mg or something like this, &
2.) Take 2 pills every 12 hours
Now take a look at a Chinese box of medicine… apparently meant to cure the same ailment
- Contains…. Something…. (perhaps deer antler or something)
- Take 4 pills every 4 hours
- The pills are some strange shade of green that you’ve never seen in your life
You will have people saying, Chinese, and foreigners alike.. “ah but it’s natural so it’s better!
All the ingredients can be found naturally in the world, so therefore its better”
Yeah… sure. And you don’t think western medicine was based on the same principle?
It’s about the active ingredient you morons!
For example Asprin’s active ingredient is salicylic acid found in 1763 in the bark of a willow tree. Found… in… nature.
Now would it be logical to just eat the bark of a willow tree, or… would it be better to take the active ingredient out… replicate it and then consume that?
Now on the rare occasion that these pills do actually work… (although something tells me that deer antler is not a good active ingredient), it is because there is still an active ingredient that exists somewhere.
And while it might not compare to the real medical equivalent in which the active ingredient has been solely replicated so that you don’t have any of the bad shit that might be detrimental to your health in the natural substance, It is enough to influence those hippy nut-jobs that this alternative medicine is in fact working, and that because it doesn’t work quite as well as the ‘real medicine’ equivalent, and because it for some unknown reason has an off-green colour, it must undoubtedly be more natural…
which for some reason in their vacuous minds of theirs almost always translates to better.
[Death by quick bullet to the head, or death by vicious bear attack….concentrated mainly on the face and genital region. …. Well the bear option… is more natural, therefore it must be better.]
So yes, the active ingredient may still be there…. but the fact that you have to take so much of it means that it’s nowhere near efficient.
Sure I CoUld eat 3 platefuls of spinach, or… I could eat a steak and get the same amount of protein.
Check out Tim Minchins 10 minutes beat poem on this kind of subject called ‘Storm’
On youku here (i’m sorry for the ads… its youku, and they’re dicks)
or for you lucky people on youtube here
Quote from Tim Minchin via his ‘Storm’ beat track:
“By definition, alternative medicine has either Not been proved to work… OR…. has been proved not to work…. Do you know what they call alternative medicine that has been proved to work??…