This page will list products, Information and articles related to natural alternatives to major surgery. You will be provided alternatives to Back surgery and herniated discs including exercises and techniques to maintain a healthy spine. We will also provide resources on alternative therapies and natural remedies related to women's health issues such as hysterectomy, cysts and fibroid tumors.
Medical Health care (Drugs, Surgery, NSAIDS, Anti inflammatories, pain management, pain killers, prescription analgesics and invasive testing) is not Natural health care, and has many dangers attached to their use, thousands of people die every year from misdiagnosis, poor surgical response and properly prescribed drugs and medication.
Below you will find complimentary alternatives to shoulder surgery as well as natural techniques to prevent unnecessary abdominal, hip, knee, sinus, gastric, hemorrhoid and carpal Tunnel syndrome surgeries. Within this resource page we will list holistic alternatives to surgical procedures that don't involve risks, complications, infections, swelling or recovery time associated with modern surgical procedures. Specific nutritional and herbal supplements will be recommended.
Medical statistics information
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In 1974, 2.4 million unnecessary surgeries were performed, resulting in 11,900 deaths at a cost of $3.9 billion.
In 2001, 7.5 million unnecessary surgical procedures were performed, resulting in 37,136 deaths at a cost of $122 billion.
In 1989, Leape wrote that perhaps 30% of controversial surgeries -- which include cesarean section, tonsillectomy, appendectomy, hysterectomy, Gastrectomy for obesity, breast implants, and elective breast implants are unnecessary.
In 1995, researchers conducted a similar analysis of back surgery procedures, using the 1974 "unnecessary surgery percentage" of 17.6. Testifying before the Department of Veterans Affairs, they estimated that of the 250,000 back surgeries performed annually in the US at a hospital cost of $11,000 per patient, the total number of unnecessary back surgeries approaches 44,000, costing as much as $484 million.
Like prescription drug use driven by television advertising, unnecessary surgeries are escalating. Media-driven surgery such as gastric bypass for obesity "modeled" by Hollywood celebrities seduces obese people to think this route is safe and sexy. Unnecessary surgeries have even been marketed on the Internet. A study in Spain declares that 20-25% of total surgical practice represents unnecessary operations.
From 1983 to 1994, however, the incidence of the 10 most commonly performed surgical procedures jumped 38%, to 7,929,000 from 5,731,000 cases. By 1994, cataract surgery was the most common procedure with more than 2 million operations, followed by cesarean section (858,000 procedures) and inguinal hernia operations (689,000 procedures) Knee arthroscopy procedures increased 153% while prostate surgery declined 29%.
The list of iatrogenic complications from surgery is as long as the list of procedures.
Unfortunately, allopathic medicine itself is the leading cause of death in the US, as well as the most expensive way to die.
In one review of the literature, the authors found a significant rate of over utilization of coronary angiograph, coronary artery surgery, cardiac pacemaker insertion, upper gastrointestinal endoscopies, carotid endarterectomies, back surgery, and pain-relieving procedures.
An October 2003 JAMA study from the US government's Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) documented 32,000 mostly surgery-related deaths costing $9 billion and accounting for 2.4 million extra hospital days in 2000. Data from 20% of the nation's hospitals were analyzed for 18 different surgical complications, including postoperative infections, foreign objects left in wounds, surgical wounds reopening, and postoperative bleeding. In a press release accompanying the study, AHRQ director Carolyn M Clancy MD noted "This study gives us the first direct evidence that medical injuries pose a real threat to the American public and increase the cost of health care.
Perhaps the words 'health care' confers the illusion that medicine is about health. Allopathic medicine is not a purveyor of health care but of disease care.