Patient at the Crossroads
- Dr Alok Pandey
- Auro Publications (Sri Aurobindo Society), Pondicherry
Patient at the Crossroads -
There are plenty of books on the Science and Art of Health & Healing. Each brings its own viewpoint, often focusing on its merits while concealing the demerits of a particular system. An average reader is left stranded upon the crossroads of life and death wondering which way to go. The line between help and harm is often thin when it comes to the choice between various modalities available for treatment, each proclaiming its own as the best, if not the only one. Our temples of learning, ‘the Medical Colleges’, have turned into scientific bazaars where health is traded-off like a commodity. But in all this what is lost is the patient’s own ability to heal himself.