We have turned into a species which is obsessed with health. It’s very strange to me that this has become so. I know I used to spend a lot of money on so-called health remedies. Now I am much more conservative and judicious in that regard. If people refuse to take prescription meds or OTC meds they turn to herbs, supplements, homeopathics and other remedies. The thing is, it seems like most of us are ALWAYS taking something these days, or many somethings. We diagnose ourselves and each other and then find a substance to try to heal what we think is wrong. There is always some new or old concoction being promoted to use for this or that body ailment or condition.
I saw a regular MD back in 2001 in a small town who was very interested in what herbs I was using. He kept pressing me to tell him when I displayed reluctance. Perhaps he was trying to gain my acceptance and nudge me to open up more with him, private person that I can be. I thought it very interesting that he was interested in my herbal use. I had not been to a traditional MD in a very long time and was not used to being asked about what herbs I used by someone of that medical stature. I guess I was surprised.
We worry about our health and well-being and spend billions on trying to perfect it or stave off ill health. It sounds like a Virgo issue to me. Huge profits are being gained in traditional medicine and wholistic medicine because of promoted health fears and actual health problems. What happened to our body’s natural ability to heal itself?