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The Holistic view

Postby baloo » 25th Jan, '12, 14:05

I'm not sure if it's a good sign or bad sign when your specialist tells you to see a holistic doctor.

Any way, any recommendations ?

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Re: The Holistic view

Postby Kooky » 25th Jan, '12, 14:17

Dr Ian Lee, of course. Integrated Medicine Clinic, Biopolis. Tell him I sent you but you probably don't need the BHRT.
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Re: The Holistic view

Postby baloo » 25th Jan, '12, 14:22

Cheers, I knew you had one, just mind blanked on the name.

I might try the Specialist recommendation (it's his second time telling me to go see a quack, but he gave me a different dr this time) first to see.

I wonder if I should wear some hippie clothes.
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Re: The Holistic view

Postby Kooky » 25th Jan, '12, 14:26

Only if you post pics.

He's nothing like that :) You could think you were in any private surgery at all, but without the big bill.
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Re: The Holistic view

Postby Scrummy Mummy » 25th Jan, '12, 14:39

Second Dr Lee. Great guy.

(Although SD used to refer to him as Doctor Death........)
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Re: The Holistic view

Postby baloo » 25th Jan, '12, 14:52

Dr Death, nice.
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Re: The Holistic view

Postby Lichtgestalt » 25th Jan, '12, 16:18

I think he is trying to say: I have no clue what's wrong with you but maybe someone else does :shock:
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Re: The Holistic view

Postby Morrolan » 25th Jan, '12, 17:31

so, the doctor you're currently seeing is only a partial doctor? [smilie=stupido.gif]
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Re: The Holistic view

Postby Lichtgestalt » 25th Jan, '12, 22:20

Maybe he is a chiropractor? :D
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Re: The Holistic view

Postby slinky » 26th Jan, '12, 07:11

Lichtgestalt wrote:Maybe he is a chiropractor? :D

I chuckled......
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Re: The Holistic view

Postby Fat Bob » 26th Jan, '12, 07:51

If you tell me when you're appointment is I'll come down and laugh, make faces, knock on the window and see if I can chat up the Squeeze N Toss girls.
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Re: The Holistic view

Postby baloo » 26th Jan, '12, 07:55

Now there is a good reason to stay away from biopolis.
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Re: The Holistic view

Postby chocolate » 27th Jan, '12, 11:44

baloo wrote:Now there is a good reason to stay away from biopolis.



LOL!

Don't knock hollistic quite yet - they tend to see the bigger picture and as Kooky can attest to - they treat the body not just the ailment :)
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Re: The Holistic view

Postby Fat Bob » 27th Jan, '12, 11:56

Could always go with Dr Franknfurter: he removes the cause.....but not the symptoms!
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Re: The Holistic view

Postby Morrolan » 27th Jan, '12, 14:07

i can't resist:

To holistic practitioners, a person is not just a body with physical parts and systems, but is a spiritual being as well. The mind and the emotions are believed to be connected to this spirit, as well as to the body. Holistic practitioners are truly alternative in the sense that they often avoid surgery or drugs as treatments, though they are quite fond of meditation, prayer, herbs, vitamins, minerals and exotic diets as treatments for a variety of ailments.


not for atheists, then... :mrgreen:


but, hey, if it works.
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Re: The Holistic view

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Re: The Holistic view

Postby baloo » 27th Jan, '12, 14:50

Not really fussed. My specialist, one of Singapore's more famous in his field, has now told me twice to try alternate medicine as he's at a loss and he's seen it work on other patients.

I'll walk in expecting nothing but hoping to be proven wrong.
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Re: The Holistic view

Postby Fat Bob » 27th Jan, '12, 15:14

Morrolan wrote:
The mind and the emotions are believed to be connected to this spirit, as well as to the body.



Hmmm...I'm definitely in trouble: half the time I'm out of my mind and many girls can attest to me having zero emotions!
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Re: The Holistic view

Postby Morrolan » 27th Jan, '12, 15:21

well, at least all four institutes Dr. (is he really?) Lee mentions on his web site are on the list of questionable organisations from Quackwatch...

and "integrated medicine" is the 'invention' of Andrew Weil, a notorious drughead and woowoo alternative medicine practicioner, who, amongst other woo, promotes the use of ecstacy in his patients. how natural is that?
hey, maybe you'll get some free party drugs.

you may experience rapid weight loss in your wallet, though...

I am also sympathetic to other forms of healing, for example, homeopathy, osteopathy, chiropractic, energy medicine, acupuncture, TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine), massage and so on.


yep... major woowoo.
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Re: The Holistic view

Postby Morrolan » 27th Jan, '12, 15:23

Fat Bob wrote:Hmmm...I'm definitely in trouble: half the time I'm out of my mind and many girls can attest to me having zero emotions!


yes, but it fits your holistic, aural profile as it relates to your natural psyche in interaction with the dangly bits of your yingyang.
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Re: The Holistic view

Postby avatarless » 27th Jan, '12, 21:29

Placebo is a powerful thing.
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Re: The Holistic view

Postby Spike » 29th Jan, '12, 15:38

Morrolan wrote:
Fat Bob wrote:Hmmm...I'm definitely in trouble: half the time I'm out of my mind and many girls can attest to me having zero emotions!


yes, but it fits your holistic, aural profile as it relates to your natural psyche in interaction with the dangly bits of your yingyang.


There's nothing worse than dangly yingyangs, although you can get ointment these days.
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Re: The Holistic view

Postby Kooky » 29th Jan, '12, 17:33

He's a qualified GP.

I've just found out that prescribing/administering HGH is illegal in Australia. One of the doctors (GP) I've seen here tried very hard to make me have injections for osteoporosis; she injects herself for anti-ageing reasons (with all sorts of stuff, I think) and she looks bloody scary. I soon moved on.
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Re: The Holistic view

Postby avatarless » 30th Jan, '12, 07:26

Those anti-aging quacks are scary. Even scarier is the stupidity of their customers. I mean, for crying out loud, if there was an anti-aging therapy that worked, then why are people with the means and connections and motivation to acquire it aging normally. Oprah looks her age. Bill Gates and and Uncle Warren look their age. Brad and Angelina are aging normally. Just open your eyes, people!
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Re: The Holistic view

Postby Morrolan » 30th Jan, '12, 08:22

some of those that fall for whatever new poison it is they inject/ingest, actually end up looking about as healthy and young as the embalmed corpse of Lenin...
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