Why in an age of health cuts we need more government researc

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Why in an age of health cuts we need more government researc

Postby MSUK » Fri Aug 05, 2011 12:10 am

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With unprecedented debt affecting many of the developed world’s economies, there is much concern about the impact of cost savings on healthcare. In the UK the NHS needs to save £20bn by 2015.

Where savings will come from is a source of deep contention.

But some reports have focused on the fact that the NHS is spending unacceptable amounts on the cost of some of its medicine. Latest annual figures show pharmaceuticals cost the NHS £11.9bn in primary and secondary care – almost 12% of total revenue. Cost-benefit analysis of treatment, though, is a tricky subject.... Read More - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... w/pageid/7
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Postby fee001 » Fri Aug 05, 2011 12:37 am

Hi!

I think that the NHS and MS society are making a massive costly mistake in channelling all its funding into medical research only and not exploring some very plausable and effective alternatives.

I believe that there is a huge amount of creditability in holistic medicine. i.e. neutrition, relaxing tecniques i.e. massage and meditation. chiropractic methods, acupuncture.

There was a guy called Palmer back in 1940 give or take a few years. anyway he performed chiropractic treatment on 5 ms patients and all went into remission, 5 cases, 5 facts but ignored, what!!!!!! trust the NHS with my future, nah no chance

For years chinese medicine has been snubbed even mocked. A foolish move indeed. Chinese medicine and tecniques has evolved over not hundreds of years but over 2000 years. India too has some very valid approaches to wellbeing.

The philosophey of Mind Body and Spirit is so correct, mind and body link is intrinsic. Anxiety nervous tension has affected me physically in the past to a debilitating degree, that behaviour I have now reduced massively.

I could go on and on, thats why I have my blogg to offload much stuff that floats round in my head. I shall now very slowly and carefully get down from my soapbox.

Fiona
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