Cure is a word often used indiscriminately as though it has more than one meaning. It’s even been used to define the use of vaccination as a cure for such maladies that have plagued mankind for centuries. Some of these are as follows:
There’s a difference between cure and prevention. They don’t mean the same thing and they’re not interchangeable.
Malaria? Hundreds of thousands worldwide continue to die every year from this dreadful disease, mostly in African/Sub-Saharan regions, so we can hardly say it’s been cured. Once a person has malarial infection it’s extremely difficult to treat.
Have these diseases really been cured? The official definition of cure states: To relieve the symptoms of a disease or condition (I challenge this definition). Save bacterial infection, have we really cured anything? The above listed diseases have not been cured. They have been prevented. Cure means that you can treat the people that actually have the disease and rid them of the disease itself, not merely alleviate symptoms. This has rarely happened in Western Medicine, or any medicine for that matter.
If you’re being seen for any condition in which the practitioner uses the word cure, start asking a lot of questions? What does that mean in terms of how they are treating you and possible outcomes? Once you’ve gathered the necessary information you will have what you need to make a decision on how you want to be proceed and whom you want to see.
I refrain from ever using “cure” in my practice. It’s a word that has different connotations for different people. Brain based conditions respond very well to the LENS (low energy neurofeedback), including migraine. Freedom; I just don’t have them anymore; I haven’t had any since…