I have to say that I’m sort of viewing western medicine a bit differently these days.
And that is somewhat odd given the fact that doctors have been central to my life for as long as I can remember. Mainly, I had been turning to western medicine for help with emotional and psychological difficulties. And my history with this goes a long way back. I was one of the first to get on some of the modern antidepressants that are so ubiquitous these days. They helped some but they weren’t really as effective as I had hoped. During my college days, I enjoyed recreational marijuana quite regularly. Ironically, I had more long term emotional balance during those years. And my episodes of depression were far less. However at the time, I did not link the use of recreational cannabis with the best emotional health of my life. That would come much, much later in life to my chagrin. I got on with living my life and trying to manage my anxiety and depression. But the periods of depression got so bad that I eventually lost my job. It was a really tough period for me. Then our state changed the laws and we had legal weed. A therapist I was seeing suggested that I visit a legal weed store near me to try legal cannabis. Her suggestion was based in data as well as her hopes that where western medicine had failed, legal weed would help. I can’t thank her enough. While I was a bit skeptical at first, when I went to the weed dispensary, they took great care of me. I know have medicine in legal weed that really helps my condition.