Tuberculosis: An old Disease on the Rise Again!

Tuberculosis: An old Disease on the Rise Again!

By Hwaa Irfan

The period of separating the mind, and soul of a person from their illness has not yet come to a close in modern allopathic symptom-based) medicine as evidence by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, FDA continuance of approving drugs often untested/unproven).

Despite the accumulative evidence that reveal how diseases develop a resistance to modern treatment, as with antibiotics, which then makes the disease more difficult to treat – hence causing further harm to the human ecology making profits more important than health.

As of December 31, 2012, the FDA has approved yet another drug, the first in 40 years for a disease that will not seem to go away! Sirturo is the new drug in combination with other treatments for tuberculosis. Produced by Johnson & Johnson, Sirturo’s designated role is to combat a disease that has become multi-drug-resistant. Rather than re-thinking the nature of disease pharmaceutical companies continue in the same direction that their very existence, and profits depend upon, as there are always willing consumers looking for that magic pill that requires one swallow with no further concern.

Truth mixed with conflicting data, according to the global governance body the World Health Organization, WHO, TB kills more young people and adults than any other infectious disease in the world including AIDS and Malaria combined.

World Region Number Thousands % Of Global Total TB Mortality Per 100,000 of Population
Africa 2,529 29% 74.0
The Americas 352 4% 5.5
Eastern Mediterranean 565 6% 21.0
Europe 445 5% 7.4
South East Asia 2,993 34% 31.0
Western Pacific 1,927 22% 17.0
Global 8,811 100% 24.0

By country, other statistics demonstrate that Swaziland has the highest infection rate, and India has the highest infection rate!

A slow moving dis-ease, TB is a bacteria that does not show symptoms until it reaches the lungs, which can take years after the initial exposure.  There are different types of TB. When it reaches the lungs it becomes pulmonary tuberculosis.  Symptoms of pulmonary tuberculosis include:

  • A persistent cough that brings up thick mucus that can be bloody,
  • breathlessness: symptoms from mild to gradually getting worse
  • weight loss
  • lack of appetite
  • fever: a temperature of 38°C (100.4°F) or above
  • fatigue
  • A general sense of feeling unwell.

Other types include:

  • Multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) – newer TB strains
  • Miliary tuberculosis resulting in multiple abscesses in various body parts
  • TB associated with pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Genitourinary TB
  • Cutaneous TB
  • Skeletal TB

TB spreads by air through an infected human out-breath. Infected cows through their milk can also carry the disease. Usually the lungs are affected, but the bacteria can also spread to the brains, kidneys or bones when immunity is weak, but when strong our connective tissue surrounds the bacteria and destroys it. The standard allopathic drugs used to fight the disease were developed in the 1950s and 1960s, which has resulted in the new strains. Those are the mechanical limits of modern allopathic symptom-based) medicine.

The Body-Mind Relationship

In what has been referred to as alternative medicine, more specifically those that work with the human energy field, the entire person is brought into the wider picture, including the mind – the aspect that serves the basis of propaganda, PSYOPS, and mind control; except for those that work with the human energy field in a positive way, as the human energy field serves as a medium to rebalance, and thus realign the mind, body spirit retain back t its true healthy picture. This can only be successfully done with the person, not against and with the person afflicted taking the reins. When it is done for the person, it is no better than modern allopathic symptom-based) medicine.

In homeopathy, when one looks at persons afflicted with TB at some stage, there are symptoms that do not qualify as symptoms at the mechanical modern medicine level. These symptoms affect the mind, and/or physical-behavioural level.

Expression of the Times

For many of us, TB belongs to a period of history, not the present. We know of it as a widespread disease of the 19th century – Romanticism. It was reflected by those who escaped the world around them through the arts: romantic music, paintings filled with nymphs and books filled with romantic, feeble and longing characters. Those artistes found their inspiration in exotic regions and far off lands. If we look at the countries/regions where TB as a disease is the highest, depending on which data we are referring to, what comes up is India, China, and Africa at the top of the list.

Those afflicted with TB at a body-mind level tend to be dreamers always wanting that ‘something’ that unfulfilled dream.  They search for that dream at some level, but it always seems to escape them, like the desire to breathe because they want it now. Like those dreams, their good heath as escaped them – it is a longing for what is not there in their environment. They want to try everything because “life is too short”, which becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy, and they can became malicious, compulsive and non-committal with it.

With the above in mind they are extremely changeable and restless. This may express itself through a desire for “something different” whether it be food, retains, travel, and/or profession.  They can be sweet and kind one moment, and inconsistent and temperamental the next. Because of that desire to “breathe” their bronchial tubes are affected. Unable to inhale that aspect of the life force, as many city dwellers will experience, their immunity becomes affected.

There are more symptoms of course, but the above just conveys a general picture, a picture that might sound familiar. These are not necessarily precursors to pathological TB, but those affected by the ‘energy’ of TB.

Without finding that expression recurring heath issues arise pertaining to the connective tissue, rheumatic, Upper respiratory complaints keep arising, each time debilitating the health of the person further.

Oppression vs the desire to change pretty much sums up a lot of experiences right now!

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