ANECDOTE- We have an instructor in Acupuncture who teaches overseas and also gives talks to medical conventions on Acupuncture and the newest understandings of how it works.
Recently, our instructor was at a medical convention speaking, and a well-known medical researcher was giving a talk on the newest innovations in different aspects of medicine. The medical researcher kept talking about all the different medications you can combine together for different problems, and kept referring to the diagnosis and mixture of medications prescribed as “WAGs”.
He would describe a scenario of a patient with a problem, give the blood work results, then give a diagnosis and treatment regime. He would say “First WAG diagnosis and treatment would be… And the second WAG diagnosis and treatment would be…”
Our instructor had no idea what WAG meant, so he turned to the doctor next to him and asked. “WAG means Wild A$$ Guess” he was informed. The complexity of people’s problems causing diagnosis to be an inexact science, mixed with the unknown of what happens when you mix more than one medication in the body, has caused one of the leading medical researchers in America to refer to the process as a WAG.
This does not mean there isn’t a time and place for medication, because we firmly believe there is, but medications are strong and should only be used when absolutely necessary. If you are going to go with a WAG anyway, you should start off with Diet, Exercise, Chiropractic, Acupuncture and Herbs first. They are much, much safer and don’t usually create lasting side effects if they go wrong like taking the wrong medication can. You can always turn to the stronger medications if gentler methods do not produce the necessary results.
Hope this helps,
Dr Matt and Dr Robin
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This email is courtesy of Matthew Barnes, D.C. and Robin Barnes, D.C. Neither this nor any of our emails are intended to be medical advice and should not be taken as such. They are opinion and are for informational purposes only. None of the nutrients discussed here are meant to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.