Wednesday, October 29, 2008

How To Make A Hopeless Situation Worse

Our friend, Dr K. S. Pothi, diagnosed [our son with] a rare disorder called muscular dystrophy.

“There is no cure for this growing disorder. It wastes the muscles, makes the patient immobile, cripples him to a wheel chair and chokes breathing to death. The end may come soon,” he warned us.

Shocked we were, but from then onwards, it was an unending trial of looking for some light in the dark tunnel.

Acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, Ayurveda, physiotherapy, callipers — the poor child underwent all kinds of torture in the name of treatment.

P S Sundar, expressing the exact type of thinking that is exploited by quacks like France's "Doctor" Robert Wohlfahrt, and Karine Anne Brunck, but on India's Express

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