Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Saturday, October 20th, 2018

Fighting Diseases Properly

Diseases are natural and almost all the human beings get sick at some time or the other. People get sick because of different reasons, mostly because of different viruses and bacteria. And different people react in different ways to the diseases that they get. Some become very much depressed and pessimistic, while there are others who neglect even serious diseases. It is interesting to note that the reactions of different people have different sorts of effects on the diseases. The ones who fight bravely with the diseases, get rid of them easily, while others who become too much depressed are bound to live with their diseases longer. It seems like the attitude through which the individuals react to the diseases has direct influence on the immune system.
Then there are other sorts of reactions as well. There are few who waste no time and before they are completely sick, they reach to the doctors for treatment, while there are some others who do not like going for any sort of treatment, and let the diseases cure with the passage of time. And there are many people who do not opt only for the scientific medical treatment.
Some people visit religious specialists who have their own ways of treatment, mostly treating the people by reciting verses from religious scriptures, or giving the patients talisman, which they wear or tie with their cloths. Sometimes, some mathematical calculations or particular terms are written on a piece of paper which is dipped into the water and drunk by patient. These are only some of the ways; there are many other interesting ones as well. These sorts of treatments can be best linked with the concept that the diseases in human bodies are because of the wrath of God, or because of the some actions by men that are not in accordance to the teachings of scriptures, therefore, the efforts are made to end that wrath. These are the concepts that are actually from the ancient times that still persist in some of the religious countries.
Then there is homeopathic system of treatment that tries to treat the patients with alternative medicine. The system was basically introduced by Samuel Hahnemann in 1796 and it is based on the concept that a substance that causes symptoms of a disease in healthy people will heal similar symptoms in sick people, as well. The system is not based on true science and the scientists and medical doctors mostly do not believe in its usefulness. Nonetheless, there are thousands of people around the world who follow this type of treatment.
There are some people who believe in some other forms of treatments as well. Among them the treatment through exercise, meditation, yoga, acupuncture, and witchcraft are the most dominant ones. These all endeavors show that human beings are not very comfortable with diseases and they want to get rid of them in every possible way. In fact the urge of human beings to cure their disease has given rise to different types of treatments. As the well-known Russian Writer Leo Tolstoy says, “No disease suffered by a live man can be known, for every living person has his own peculiarities and always has his own peculiar, personal, novel, complicated disease, unknown to medicine.”
Nevertheless, it is important that when the people get sick they should try to fight it with proper understanding and courage. They have to neglect superstitions and try to understand the real cause of their diseases and if they are not capable of doing so they must get help from professionals in this regard. However, the importance of the reaction to the disease would always be important as it would provide motivation and energy to the patient to try out ways of fighting with the disease.
It is also important that the doctors and healers must also play their role. If they encourage the patients that their diseases would be cured easily and they would not need to worry, the patients would already start healing. It will have a positive effect on his psychology and would strengthen his immune system.  
On the other hand, the importance of health facilities can never be neglected in this regard. Every effort should be made on the national and international levels that the people should be provided health facilities easily so that they are able to fight the diseases they face. And, it is also one of the basic human rights to have access to better health and every country in the world must make sure that there are people are provided with health facilities. There are so many aspects of life that are directly linked with better health. With such importance of health, it is necessary that in our country Afghanistan the authorities must make sure to provide best health facilities to the people so that they have the capability to fight lethal diseases.